Limerick's attempts to overturn the result of their recent All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship semi-final against Galway will see them take their case to the Disputes Resolution Authority.
This is the final avenue available to the Limerick County Board which had their appeal turned down on Monday night by the central appeals committee.
The CAC upheld the original decision of the central competitions control committee not to process Limerick's objection under Rule 7.10 (n ).
That particular ruling states: "No objection or counter-objection may be submitted on grounds that a referee had incorrectly allowed or failed to allow a score."
The Disputes Resolution Authority is independent of the GAA and maintains a panel of arbitrators - comprising solicitors and barristers - from which it establishes arbitration tribunals to deal with disputes referred to it.
Should the DRA rule in Limerick's favour, the All-Ireland minor final between Galway and Waterford - scheduled for Sunday week (September 8 ) - could be shelved before the appeal is fully dealt with.