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‘Mark’ Rule Introduced To Gaelic Football At GAA Congress

The GAA Congress has made a major change to the rules of Gaelic Football this afternoon, with the introduction of the ‘mark’.

As seen in Australian Rules, the ‘mark’ will allow players who catch the ball cleanly time to step back and take the kick at their leisure.

This will only be in effect straight from a goalkeeper’s kickout.

This comes as a major boost to many, as the high catch is one of the finest skills in the game.

In the past, criticisms were raised that players who were able to field a high ball were not being rewarded, as they would land back amongst a host of opposition ready to tackle.

Motion 41 at today’s congress has been passed and introduced, without a trial period, as announced by the GAA.

This is certainly an interesting development, and while many are critical or sceptical of such a move, it aims to reward one of the great skills. If officiated properly, this ought not to slow the game down.

At present, it will be unclear when this rule will be activated.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.