Tipperary legend calls for Premier League-style officiating in hurling 2 weeks ago

Tipperary legend calls for Premier League-style officiating in hurling

"If Tipp had been beaten after that decision, they'd have been savage over it..."

Tipperary legend Eoin Kelly has called for Premier League-style goal-line technology in the GAA.

The Paddy Power GAA ambassador wrote in his column with Paddy Power news that referees are looking for help but it isn't forthcoming.

Criticism was lobbied at the weekend over the time it took for Hawkeye to reach a decision and over the controversy that saw the play pulled back to award Wexford a point that was caught by the goalkeeper over the bar.

That Tipp had so many disallowed goals didn't help the discourse.

"You’d really like a quicker decision for John McGrath’s disallowed goal, even if it was correct," said Eoin Kelly, Paddy Power GAA ambassador and columnist with Paddy Power news.

"You’d like a fourth official, or whoever it may be to be a lot faster onto that if the ball has gone over the bar. That would, at least, help out the referee a bit.

"The refs seem to be looking for support and they are not getting it.

"It took way too long for that decision to come. Maybe a watch that buzzes when the scoring plain is crossed similar to the Premier League when a goal is over the line might be the way to go."