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Did Limerick's third goal against Westmeath actually go wide?

Paul Browne’s crucial goal after the break appeared to deceive the umpires.

Browne's goal was a crucial score for Limerick.
Browne's goal was a crucial score for Limerick.
Image: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

LIMERICK RAN OUT 12 point winners against Westmeath this afternoon in the All-Ireland hurling qualifiers, but things could have been far different.

Limerick struggled at times during the opening half, leading by two points at the break following a flurry of points late in the first half.

However, they struck for a crucial goal just after half-time, as midfielder Paul Browne found the back of the net to put them five in front. Or did he?

When The Sunday Game team were looking back on the footage for this evening’s highlights show, they discovered that Browne’s shot may actually have gone wide of the goal.

It wasn’t noticed at the time, but it arguably had a big impact on the game, as Limerick gained breathing space after a poor first half.

Poor officiating, or too close to call? Give us your opinions in the comments below.

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