Limerick GAA official hits out at ‘cowards in Croke Park’

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Croke Park's 'Big Screen' displays a sign indicating that  'Hawk-Eye' was suspended
A leading Limerick GAA official has lashed out at GAA authorities over their handling of the Hawk-Eye affair in this Summer’s All-Ireland minor hurling championship semi-final between Limerick and Galway.

A leading Limerick GAA official has lashed out at GAA authorities over their handling of the Hawk-Eye affair in this Summer’s All-Ireland minor hurling championship semi-final between Limerick and Galway.

Mickey O’Sullivan, who is Limerick’s representative to Munster Council, made the comments this Wednesday night in his role as secretary of the West divisional board.

“In my opinion the highlight of the year was winning the Munster minor hurling championship in Thurles when they beat Waterford in a replay,” said O’Sullivan, from the St Kierans GAA club.

“This team then went to Croke Park to play Galway but they were beaten, not by Galway, but by a machine called Hawk-Eye, and the cowards in Croke Park, not one of whom had the guts to call a spade a spade and admit that these boys were wronged,” hit out O’Sullivan.

“The referee in his report also left a lot to be desired when he decided that a serious error, which happened that day, didn’t even deserve a mention and of course his notebook couldn’t be found 48-hours after the game,” said O’Sullivan.

Last August Limerick lost to Galway after extra time in Croke Park but had a Barry Nash point incorrectly ruled out in the first half due to an error in the Hawk-Eye system.

Limerick GAA officials appealed the result of the game all the way to the DRA but without any success.