LIMERICK GAA will now lodge an appeal with the Central Appeals Committee (CAC) after their objection to last Sunday’s All Ireland MHC semi-final result was turned down this Thursday evening.
Limerick lost to Galway after extra time in Croke Park last Sunday but had a Barry Nash point incorrectly ruled out in the first half due to an error in the Hawk-Eye system.
The GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) met to discuss Limerick’s objection early on Thursday evening but said they were unable to process Limerick’s objection under Rule 7.10 (n) which states:
“No objection or counter-objection maybe submitted on grounds that a referee had incorrectly allowed or failed to allow a score.”
However, Limerick later issued a statement saying they will be bringing their appeal to the next stage.
“Luimneach CLG wish to express their disappointment with the outcome of the objection lodged with the CCCC based on the acknowledged failure
of the Hawkeye Score Detection System in last Sunday’s All Ireland Minor Hurling Semi Final,” said the statement.
“We can confirm that we will pursue this matter through all available channels and, to this end, we will now be lodging an appeal with
Central Appeals Committee.
“As was previously observed, we shall not be making any further comment whilst this matter is under appeal and would ask that our position and that of the squad and management be respected in this regard.”
The Limerick minor squad are to return to training on Saturday morning in anticipation of a re-match. Galway and Waterford are set to meet in the All Ireland final on Sunday, September 8, and if Limerick are to get a re-fixture it would have to be fixed for at least a week before that game.
Should Limerick be unsuccessful with the CAC, then they are expected to go forward to the GAA’s Disputes Resolutions Authority (DRA).