MUNSTER GAA has confirmed that Hawk-Eye will not be in operation at Sunday’s sold-out (44,000) Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final between Limerick and Clare at the Gaelic Grounds.
The point-detection technology system is not in situ at the venue – only at Croke Park, Semple Stadium (Thurles) and Páirc Uí Chaoimh (Cork) – and a mobile unit for outside use has yet to be mobilised by the association.
Hawk-eye has been used in Limerick’s last three wins of the provincial championship.
It will, however, be in operation later in the day at the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Final involving Kilkenny and Galway at headquarters.
Galway referee Liam Gordon’s umpires will need to be high alert on whether to give a Tá or a Níl in a contest that is certain to produce plenty of points.
This weekend’s showdown is likely to be one of slim margins in terms of the outcome, after the clash of the pair in the 2022 final was only decided, in Limeick’s favour, after extra-time in Thurles.
With tickets clearly in such high demand it would appear unlikely that there will be any general sale of same later this week.
“If tickets are returned from Limerick and Clare County Boards, they will go on public sale,” commented a spokesperson for Munster GAA.