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Limerick consider semi-final replay appeal after Hawk-Eye fiasco
The county board is meeting this evening to make a decision on whether to seek a rematch after their controversial loss.

THE LIMERICK COUNTY BOARD is meeting this evening to make a decision on whether or not to seek a replay of the minor hurling semi-final.

Limerick lost out to Galway after extra-time at Croke Park on Sunday but a legitimate score from Barry Nash was incorrectly ruled out in the first-half.

The umpire at the Galway goal raised a white flag but referee Fergal Hogan passed on the decision to the Hawk-Eye video referral system. The replay showed the sliotar going between the posts before revealing the fateful word ‘Miss’. Play continued and the point was not given.

Had the point been awarded, Limerick may have clinched they tight semi-final clash by a crucial point. The GAA chose, following the full-time whistle [before extra time began] to stand down Hawk-Eye for the remainder of the afternoon.

A Limerick GAA spokesman told, “The players didn’t know it was a point until  after the match. They did not realise it was the wrong call during the game. We heard nothing official from the GAA on the day but were in touch with them this morning for clarification.”

The spokesman added, “The initial thoughts at the time were that not much could be done. The players were a bit upset but they are only young fellas.”

The county board contacted GAA officials this morning to seek clarification if they had any ground on which to appeal the result. An hour-long meeting will be held from 8:30pm this evening with a final decision on how to proceed likely to follow before 10pm.

Speaking on Newstalk’s Off The Ball show today, Limerick manager Brian Ryan gave his personal opinion that there should be a replay.

The GAA confirmed on Sunday that a full review of the Hawk-Eye system would take place this week but added it should be back in place for the All-Ireland minor and senior football semi-finals.

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