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GAA to debate 'Nash' motion at 2015 Congress

Updated: Saturday, 22 Mar 2014 20:17 | Comments

The style of free under consideration is associated with Cork's Anthony Nash
The style of free under consideration is associated with Cork's Anthony Nash

The GAA has confirmed that a motion will be introduced to Congress next year to ban so-called ‘Nash-style’ frees.

At a meeting of Central Council in Croke Park today, it was agreed that motion 58 would be put to Congress, that 20m frees and penalty pucks be struck from the 20m line.

The motion had been withdrawn from last month’s Congress.

The motion referred to a style of free associated with Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash, wherein the sliotar is pushed forward in raising it, to allow the free-taker to strike it closer to the goal.

Also at the meeting of Central Council, it was decided to delay laying before Congress proposals relating to the introduction of a clock and hooter system until 2015.

It is now to be postponed until next year as rule changes will be required to facilitate its introduction.

Concerns were also expressed that teams would use substitutions to run done the clock and further piloting of the system is to take place during third level colleges matches.

The implementation of the new minimum age for minor inter-county teams has also been postponed until next year.

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