GAA President John Horan says he will meet with the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) to discuss their concerns over the experimental rules which will be trialled next year.
The changes will be in place for pre-season competitions and 2019 Allianz Football League after the GAA's Central Council sanctioned new rules related to the restricted use of the hand-pass, the sideline kick, the introduction of the ‘sin bin’ and the advanced mark.
The GPA, however, have described the sanctioning of so many dramatic changes for a national inter-county competition as "unacceptable" amid a swell of opposition from players.
Chief Executive Paul Flynn wrote to the GAA on Monday morning to request a meeting and Horan revealed today that while he is happy to meet the players' body, he doesn't envisage any alterations to the proposals.
"They have asked for a meeting and I have agreed to meet them. I'm going to Philadelphia on Thursday, but the two of us have agreed to sit down and talk," Horan said.
Horan reiterated his belief that there will be no further alterations despite the GPA's misgivings.
"Central Council have made a decision. We are not a knee-jerk organisation where the Central Council are going to turn around and make an immediate change to decisions they have adopted."