Dublin manager Gregory McGonigle says the Ladies Gaelic Football Association have let his team down as they consider an appeal against the result of their heartbreaking All-Ireland final defeat to Cork.

The Dubs lost by a point at Croke Park, but during the game they had a clear Carla Rowe point waved wide after 22 minutes.

Hawk-Eye wasn't in use at Croke Park and if it had been, it's possible that the game could have ended in a draw - rather than a third straight final defeat for Dublin against the Rebels.

"Obviously, ladies football have to answer the question - to Dublin and our players and their families who have sacrificed as much as the girls have - why do we not have Hawk-Eye?" he asked

"This isn't to take anything away from Cork. They are great champions. From a management point of view, when you have the technology in place, why don't you use it?

"It was very evident from our position on the sideline that the ball was inside the post. The reason why Hawk-Eye is there is to help referees and help umpires.

“But what I would say here is we preach all year about having equality and standards. If this happened next Saturday, we would be going to Hawk-Eye.

“If you take down the posters of Sinead Goldrick and Briege Corkery and the other girls plastered around Ireland... if there was €1.5 million put into our association and if it cost €10,000 for Hawk-Eye…you guys are the journalists.

“You know better than I do (that) if we are actually serious about ladies sports or do we just say ‘we do what we can do and if it costs us a wee bit extra money we don’t want to do it’.

"We expect the same as the men. If that was a hurling game or a men's football game and there was a point, we'd be going to Hawk-Eye.

“Fundamentally, I believe our ladies association have let us down.”

A spokesperson for the Association explained that using Hawk-Eye for Ladies football championship games was discussed at Central Council level earlier this year – but it was decided not to do so.

The spokesperson said: “It went in front of Central Council, whether or not to use Hawk-Eye, earlier on this year.

“The decision was taken that in order to have a level playing field for all teams playing on all fields throughout the country, throughout the championship, that we wouldn’t use Hawk-Eye.”

LGFA President Marie Hickey explained before last year’s final that Hawk-Eye wouldn’t be commissioned – partly due to associated costs.

Hickey said that there would be logistical issues around using the score technology, as the system would need recalibrating due to the fact that the size 4 football is a size down from the football in use for men’s fixtures.

However, the spokesperson today insisted that this year's decision had nothing to do with recalibration work due to ladies using a smaller ball, or cost.

As for what Dublin might do regarding an appeal, McGonigle added: "We'll see if anything can be done. That's something for the county board to look at. We manage the players and we'll leave that to the people on committees.

“If there is a right there then I do believe we should be offered a replay. There’s possibly a loophole where there mightn’t be a replay.”

When asked if Dublin have a case for a replay, the spokesperson replied: “I don’t have a rulebook in front of me but I would think no.”