Close sidebar

Watch: First Footage Of New Football Rules In Action

Gaelic Football new rule trial football

The new rules for Gaelic Football that were sanctioned at an Ard Chomhairle meeting of the GAA in Croke Park at the weekend had their first trial during a challenge game last night. 

The proposed rules have been hit with a wave of opposition with the Gaelic Players Association labelling their sanctioning as “unacceptable”.

The new rules include the introduction of a ‘sin-bin’, the three handpass rule, the forward sideline kick, the advanced mark, and a rule that will see all kick-outs take place from the 20m line without having to pass the 45m line.

According to RTE Sport, the GAA will review trial the proposed rules during preseason action and will then review them ahead of the 2019 Allianz League when the Ard Chomhairle next meet on 19 January.

The rules were trialled at a challenge game between UCD and Carlow in Belfield last night.

You can see a clip of the game below during which players were penalised for too many handpasses while UCD also called for the offensive mark.


Read More About: ,

Author: Marisa Kennedy

Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. You can contact her at or on Twitter