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Hawkeye and camogie set for Croke Park debut

No more debates about whether it was a point or a wide.

WE’RE USED TO Hawkeye at Croke Park at this stage for hurling and Gaelic football action.

Now camogie is getting set to embrace the score detection technology system.

The Camogie Association have confirmed that Hawkeye will be in use at next Sunday’s All-Ireland finals.

Hawk-Eye was first activated at the Leinster senior football quarter-finals double header on 1 June 2013 and was trialled for 14 months prior to coming into use.

Pamela Mackey and Jennifer Hosford celebrate at the final whistle Cork players savour that winning feeling after defeating Kilkenny in their semi-final clash Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Next Sunday’s triple-header of camogie action sees reigning champions Cork take on Galway in the senior decider.

The intermediate final will be a battle between Kildare and Waterford while it’s Roscommon against Laois in the premier junior showdown.

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Kildare players celebrate at the final whistle Kildare players celebrate their semi-final win over Cork Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

“It is an exciting element to add to our All-Ireland finals,” said Camogie Association President Catherine Neary.

“The data collected will prove valuable from a coaching and games point of view and also an enhanced spectator experience.”

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