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Donall Farmer/INPHO Hawk-Eye: Cameras have been trialled in Semple Stadium this year.
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Here's how Hawk-Eye will work when it makes its debut in Semple Stadium on Sunday
Score technology will be in place for Tipp v Cork this weekend.

HAWK-EYE WILL BE used in Semple Stadium for the first time this weekend as Tipperary and Cork open the Munster senior hurling championship.

The score detection system, which will also be used for Sunday’s curtain-raiser between Tipp and Cork in the intermediate quarter-finals, was approved for use by the GAA Management Committee two weeks ago.

Hawk-Eye has been used in Croke Park since the summer of 2013, but Sunday will mark the first time that it has been in place for a championship game outside of HQ.

The system was trialled during Tipp’s National Hurling League games in Thurles, and despite controversy in the drawn Division 1 final between Clare and Waterford, officials resisted calls to fast-track its introduction for the replay seven days later.

The GAA confirmed this morning that there will be some slight differences in how the technology operates:

Although similar to the Hawkeye Score Detection System deployed in Croke Park, physical environs of Semple Stadium mean there are differences in how the technology will operate here.

In total eight cameras – four at each end of the pitch – will capture the flight and trajectory of the ball and relay that information to the Hawkeye Control Centre in the Kinnane Stand.

By using the Hawkeye software, the GAA Review Official will inform the Referee whether or not a score has been recorded.

Requests for the use of the Hawkeye Score Review System will be made following communication between the match officials and indicated using the same hand signals that you will be familiar with from Croke Park.

Results will be displayed on the newly installed ribbon board at the Town End Goal and graphics will be pushed out on live TV broadcasts and on a large stadium screen when one is in use.

The graphical output from the Hawkeye Score Review shows the precise location of the shot relative to the posts.

Those decisions that result in a score (Tá) will have a green halo around the ball and those resulting in a miss (Níl) will have a red halo around the ball.

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