THE GAA ARE still on track to implement the score detection system Hawkeye for the 2013 season in Croke Park.
The association’s Director-General Paraic Duffy has confirmed that the technology is not ready for usage this season but certain issues have been resolved during regular testing in recent weeks.
“We’ve been testing hawkeye all summer and we’re actually really happy the way it is coming on. Unfortunately, it’s not ready for this year but we have made a huge improvement over the summer in terms of tackling the issues.
“There are all sorts of issues that wouldn’t have arise with tennis and cricket and so on because of the height of the posts. Things like the wind, the height and the posts wouldn’t arise elsewhere, but we’re happy that they’ve been resolved. We have used it every game as part of the test process.
“We are absolutely confident it will be in place for next year’s championship. It will be ready to go next year. It’ll definitely be in operation for next year’s championship, and I’d say from St Patrick’s Day on it will hopefully be ready to go.”