Each Tuesday we highlight examples from within sport in Ireland and around the world on how technology is impacting the games we play and how they are consumed.
Gaelic Games’ First Video Assist
History was made yesterday after a Monaghan Goal in the Ladies Football Senior Championship qualifier against Cork was awarded after a review of TV pictures.
The use of Video assistance was decided upon by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association earlier this year and with TG4 live at Tullamore for yesterday’s game the opportunity to make history came with ten minutes left to play.
A shot from Ciara McAnespie came down off the crossbar but no flag was raised until the video assistant sitting in the Nemeton Production van called on the referee for a review and the goal was given.
It put Monaghan one point up but Cork regained the lead to secure a Quarter Final spot in the Championships.
Here is the video evidence that made history…
— Spórt TG4 (@SportTG4) August 7, 2017
Mayo Confidence in ‘Our Numbers’
Mayo’s win over Roscommon in the All Ireland Quarter Final Replay yesterday was spectatcular in terms of the turnaround from a week ago and eir Man of the Match Aidan O’Shea gave an indication of where the confidence had come from when saying in his post match interview with RTÉ Sport that “Our numbers keep on getting better.”
When pressed by Joanne Cantwell as to what those numbers might be he declined to comment any further but this post match shot of the players having taken off their shirts indicate that Stat Sports and Playertek data will be at the heart of what he was talking about…