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Dublin won't appeal Ladies football final result but express disappointment at score error

Ladies FootballBy Sunday World
Dejected Dubs after the final whistle at Croke Park yesterday
Dejected Dubs after the final whistle at Croke Park yesterday

The Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football Association have expressed their disappointment at the point that wasn't awarded to them yesterday but they will not be appealing the result of yesterday's All-Ireland final.

In a short statement issued this afternoon, the DLGFA congratulate Cork on the win and express their desire that similar issues don't happen in the game again.

The statement reads: 

Dublin Players, Management and Executive congratulate Cork on winning the 2016 Senior All-Ireland final.

We wish it to be noted that we are very disappointed that the score error could not be rectified on the field of play and we will focus our efforts to require that LGFA put processes in place so that no other team is subjected to such a situation. 

Dublin LGFA will be making no further comment on this issue. 

In the immediate aftermath of yesterday's controversial final, Dublin manager Gregory McGonigle had suggested they may appeal the result because a point by forward Carla Rowe was incorrectly ruled a wide.

With Cork winning by just a point, the error by the umpires in the first half proved hugely significant.

Hawkeye, which would have spotted the error, is not used in Ladies Football.

The game itself was a gripping nip-and-tuck battle, and a late Dublin penalty narrowed the gap to just a solitary score but time ram out before the Dubs could get level as Cork claimed their sixth title on the bounce.