Why HawkEye was not used in the All-Ireland Ladies football final

There was controversy over a point to Dublin that was deemed to have gone wide

Sinead Goldrick, Dublin

Dublin's Sinead Goldrick dejected after the game ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

While Cork celebrate yet another All-Ireland Ladies football title, one of the big talking points from Sunday's final related to a point.

With just a point between them and Dublin at full-time, a disallowed Carla Rowe effort for the Dublin team that looked a certain score was not registered as a point.

As a result, Dublin have called on the Ladies Gaelic Football Association to make changes to their policy on the use of HawkEye technology that would have definitely signalled whether Rowe's score should count.

Journalist Jackie Cahill joined Off The Ball tonight and explained why HawkEye was not available, after speaking to representatives from the LGFA.

"They made the point that there was a Central Council meeting earlier this year where the issue of HawkEye was raised and whether or not it would come in," he said.

"Money wasn't the reason why, I was told. But they have said that the reason why is that essentially they wanted it across the board, not just at one venue, so that if a rule is introduced for Ladies Gaelic football, that it's applicable for all games right across the board in senior championship, not just Croke Park." 

After Sunday's controversy, Cahill says he expects HawkEye to be introduced for next year in Croke Park.