Hawk-Eye set to return next week after investigation into fault

Updated: Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 20:18 | Comments

A message before today's senior game
A message before today's senior game

Hawk-Eye was dropped for the All-Ireland Hurling Championship semi-final between Limerick and Clare after an error in the minor game earlier in the day.

Limerick's Barry Nash shot towards goal in the first minute of the game with Galway and referee Fergal Horgan referred to the new technology.

The graphic showed that the sliotar had gone inside the post but 'Miss' came up on the screen.

The referee had little choice but to give a wide.

The game finished level after normal time meaning the decision was vital to the outcome, with Galway winning in extra-time.

The GAA said in a statement issued this evening: "Following an inconsistency in the generation of a graphic by Hawkeye during today’s minor hurling semi-final, the decision was taken to suspend use of the score detection system for the senior game.

A full review of the technology, in conjunction with Hawkeye, commenced this evening and its finding will be examined by the GAA tomorrow.

It is expected that Hawkeye will be in full working order for next Sunday’s minor and senior football semi-finals.

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