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More Rule Changes On The Way

Another Committee has been formed to suggest further rule changes in both football and hurling

Both football and hurling are set to undergo further rule changes, after it was announced that a committee chaired by Armagh’s Jarlath Burns will look into possible alternatives.

Writing in today’s Irish Independent, Martin Breheny reported that Burns will chair a committee comprised of; Seamus Hickey, Seán Boylan, Frank Murphy, Darragh ó Sé, John Tobin from the Connacht Council and Pat Daly from Croke Park.

Burns stated that any rule changes would ‘be based on empirical evidence. We won’t be operating on anecdotal accounts. One thing we will certainly be trying to avoid is any change that might make life harder for referees’.

Although previous changes had been suggested by committees chaired by Eugene McGee and Liam Sheedy, in football and hurling respectively, this new group has been formed at the behest of new GAA President, Aogán ó Fearghail.

Despite not commenting on what rule changes could emerge from the committee, many fans will ask that hand passing be curtailed, while others may wish to see the black card introduced in hurling.

Tell us what you think.


Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena

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