After a meeting in Thurles, the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) has rejected Limerick’s appeal against the outcome of last Sunday’s All-Ireland MHC semi-final against Galway.
A malfunction in Hawk-Eye meant a Barry Nash point early in the match for the Shannonsiders was signalled wide even though the sliotar was clearly seen to have gone between the posts. The match finished level after 60 minutes, with Galway going on to win by three points after extra time.
The Limerick county board subsequently lodged an appeal with the CCCC. A statement from the latter, however, states that is precluded by Rule 7.10 (n) from considering the objection. It read: “No objection or counter-objection maybe submitted on grounds that a referee had incorrectly allowed or failed to allow a score.”
Limerick are now going to take their case to the Central Appeals Committee (CAC,) and if that proves unsuccessful recourse to the Disputes Resolution Authority (DRA) is also available to them.
"I don’t know whether or not we will be successful, but we’ll take it as far as we can go" - Mike O'Riordan
Speaking to RTÉ Sport, Mike O’Riordan, secretary of Limerick GAA was disappointed that the objection was not heard by the CCCC, but added that they are now ready to go to the next step.
He explained: “Unfortunately we did not get a hearing and so we move on. We will now lodge an appeal with the Central Appeals Committee. I don’t know whether or not we will be successful, but we’ll take it as far as we can go.
“We have three days to lodge the appeal with the CAC. Our concentration is now on getting that appeal formulated. If we fail, the next step will be the Disputes Resolution Authority."