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Dublin LGFA Release Strong Statement Addressing Yesterday's Point Controversy

Dublin LGFA Release Strong Statement Addressing Yesterday's Point Controversy
By Gavan Casey Updated

Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football Association have released a short but firm statement on yesterday's All-Ireland final controversy, which saw Carla Rowe score a point which was not given by the umpires or referee.

Cork won their sixth All-Ireland on the trot by the narrowest of margins, meaning Rowe's score that never was became a massive point of contention in the immediate aftermath. Hawkeye was not an option for the ladies final, but truth be told, should hardly have been required for a point that hit the upright before dropping over the bar.

In an official statement, Dublin LGFA congratulated their rivals Cork before admonishing a system in which Rowe's effort could not have been reviewed on the field of play:

Dublin Players, Management and Executive congratulate Cork on winning the 2016 Senior All-Ireland final.

We wish it to be noted that we are very disappointed that the score error could not be rectified on the field of play and we will focus our efforts to require that LGFA put processes in place so that no other team is subjected to such a situation.

Dublin LGFA will be making no further comment on this issue.

By congratulating the victorious Rebelettes and indicating they'll not commenting further, it would appear that Dublin do not intend to appeal yesterday's result.

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It had been suggested that, even in light of an official appeal from the Dubs, a replay would have been highly unlikely as the referee's report is considered 'final', even in such circumstances.

SEE ALSO: Explaining Why Hawkeye Was Not An Option For The Referee In All-Ireland Ladies Final

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