A Limerick official has labelled the GAA authorities ‘cowards in Croke Park’ over their handling of the summer’s Hawk-Eye controversy.

The Limerick minors had a perfectly good Barry Nash point incorrectly ruled out by the score-detection system in their All-Ireland semi-final against Galway.

The Treaty youngsters then lost the tie in extra-time and a series of appeals to have the match replayed were denied.

“In my opinion the highlight of the year was winning the Munster minor hurling championship in Thurles when they beat Waterford in a replay,” said Mickey O’Sullivan, speaking to the Limerick Leader.

“This team then went to Croke Park to play Galway but they were beaten, not by Galway, but by a machine called Hawk-Eye, and the cowards in Croke Park, not one of whom had the guts to call a spade a spade and admit that these boys were wronged.”

“The referee in his report also left a lot to be desired when he decided that a serious error, which happened that day, didn’t even deserve a mention and of course his notebook couldn’t be found 48-hours after the game.”

O’Sullivan, of St Kierans, is Limerick’s representative to the Munster Council and secretary of the West divisional board.