What on earth are the GAA at? Reports from the Examiner today say that the GAA will introduce the Hawk-Eye technology used in Wimbeldon in the All-Ireland Club Finals on St. Patrick's Day. Talk about not seeing the forest for the trees. Every Championship there are one or two contested points which prove decisive, and yes, it's a practical that the GAA implement technology to reduce such errors.
Would Hawk-Eye technology would have reversed Benny Coulter's square-ball goal which cost Kildare the All-Ireland final?
Would Hawk-Eye technology have reversed Joe Sheridan's goal which broke so many hearts in Louth?
If the GAA insists on sending out subpar referees, what it clearly needs is video replay. The Gardai is already using video replay to identify Martin Sludden's attackers. Hawk-Eye technology will add a hint of intrigue to the club championships, but the GAA is still failing to address the much bigger problem at the core of how the sport is officiated.