DUBLIN BOSS JIM Gavin insists he has full faith in Hawk-Eye despite the controversy that emerged after last Sunday’s All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final in Croke Park.
The score detection system has come under fire after a point in the game by Limerick minor hurler Barry Nash was signalled as a miss by the technology despite evidence to the contrary.
Yet Gavin, who takes his Dublin team into action on September 1st in the All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry in Croke Park, has no fears about the system.
“There has been a massive lesson there learned by Hawk-Eye. The GAA sub-contracted to an external company who get people to come in and look after the equipment for them.
“They have obviously done their root cause analysis and found out what the problem was so we would fully endorse it. There was a human error and it is unfortunate for Limerick and they are going through the right process if they feel aggrieved.
The GAA is a democracy and it is great to have that appeals process that they can go through and hopefully come to a solution.”
Gavin believes calls to scrap the system are kneejerk and he reckons it should be expanded to be rolled out to other grounds around the country.
“You would have to give credit to GAA HQ for the tendering process they went through and getting the world leader in this technology. So many other sports are using Hawk-Eye technology. They got the best in the world.
“Let’s get it out to provincial grounds now and lets have our provincial championship games having this technology as well. In know it is an expense but players go to such lengths.
“Thurles should have it, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Belfast should have it now when the new stand is built at Casement Park. I would say wherever the provincial finals are played they should have it.
“Why should Croke Park only have it? It makes sense to invest in it. If it is going to help the officials in any small way it is a progressive step.”