The GAA have used the hawk-eye system in recent years to settle disputes surrounding points scored in Croke Park. Such technology is put in place to avoid any post-match disputes regarding errors of judgment on the part of the officials.
In the opening round of the Allianz League Division 1 football clash between All-Ireland champions Dublin and newly-promoted Kildare, the hawk-eye system was called upon regarding a Bernard Brogan effort in the 55th minute.
It was ruled wide, which prompted Dublin footballer Diarmuid Connolly, who was absent from last night’s squad, to ponder on Twitter as to why hawk-eye stated that it was not a score.
Have a look for yourselves. Was hawk-eye right to disallow the point or should the score have been given?
I was directly behind this shot earlier today. In real time I taught I was a good score only for it to be overturned by “state of the art technology” hawk eye. I’ll let you make your own mind up… pic.twitter.com/ne888133Nz
— Diarmuid Connolly (@dermoc123) January 28, 2018