The company in charge of manufacturing the Hawk Eye technology system that’s widely used in a whole host of sports around the globe has reported a profit for the year ending March 31, 2012.
The story, by Gordon Deegan, which appeared in Wednesday morning’s Irish Independent detailed how the firm’s profits had tripled to £1.63m in that time frame.
Of course, the technology is now used in Premier League matches, where it made its debut at the weekend in the Chelsea-Hull match, so it’s easy to see just how popular it’s becoming.
Perhaps, the Limerick minor hurling team wouldn’t be so happy to hear the news of the company’s profits considering Hawk Eye was heavily involved in the error that forced them into extra-time against Galway.
Surely, considering there have been no hiccoughs in the process of use during the soccer matches in England, there shouldn’t have been any at Croke Park for the semi-final.
Granted, the results of the enquiry have yet to be finalised, however it will be interesting to see if indeed it was the technology that cased the malfunction in recognising a point or whether it was something else; something like human error, for example.
Perhaps, the technology is perfectly suited to being used in GAA matches and that this is just a once off, or perhaps Hawk Eye have crossed the line in making a huge mistake that could well cost the Limerick hurlers many months of hard work and preparation.
It remains to be seen.
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