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Congress rejects clock/hooter rule
28 Feb 2015 14:02
The one-on-one penalty in hurling has been approved by delegates at the GAA Congress in Co Cavan.
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It means that only the goalkeeper will line up against the penalty-taker in future - previously three players were able to stand on the goal-line.
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The penalty taker must strike the ball on or outside the 20-metre line, but not beyond it.
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That motions also covered the introduction the five-second advantage rule to hurling. It was passed with 92.4% of votes from delegates.
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However, the black card will not be introduced in hurling and as a result the number of subs will remain five. The proposal to introduce the black card and also suggested increasing the number of available substitutes.
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A proposal for extra-time in all games, which could have reduced the number of replays in the Championship, was rejected.
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The introduction of a clock/hooter system to end championship games was another motion rejected this afternoon.
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The system was due to start this year, but Congress has NOW voted to retain the current time-keeping system with a 83% majority.
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All inter-county panels must now be registered by 9am on Thursday under a new rule. It passed with a 52% yes vote.
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The penalty for breaking the rule is the withdrawal of sideline privileges for the manager and/or a €1000 fine.
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On the day of the match itself, a prescribed team list (as issued by the committee-in-Charge from time to time), confirming the starting XV and maximum 11 additional panel members, must be submitted to the referee not later than 20 minutes before the official starting time.
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More to follow
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