11 December, 2010

Higher GAA goalposts could prove a point with goal-line technology looming

Presentations to be made at Croke Park (above) this weekend

The GAA's management committee are proposing that the height of GAA goalposts be increased from their current average height of 10.67 metres at all levels, so as to aid score detection. Recommendations are for the goalposts to rise to 16m at county grounds and to 11m at club level. Croke Park currently has the tallest pair of goalposts in the country, both goalposts standing at 13m. There will also be presentations of "point catchers" - that is; nets behind each goal post and attached to the top of goal posts, which will help to make points easier to detect. See http://www.goalpostireland.com/ for more information on "point catchers."

Hawk-Eye are also to make a presentation to the GAA, which could see the introduction of goal-line technology for the 2012 All-Ireland championship.

Hawk-Eye has proved successful in tennis -
will it be brought into the GAA?

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