The GAA have moved to clarify the process surrounding the implementation of proposed rule changes in Gaelic football. 

Following a meeting with the GPA, the Association have confirmed there will be an opportunity to review the proposed changes ahead of the 2019 Allianz League when the Ard Chomhairle next meet on 19 January.

This meeting in the New Year was always in the diary with a view to running the rule over the five new rules, which had their debut in pre-season competitions this week.

The new rules will be trialled in the upcoming provincial pre-season competitions which commence next month. 

The plan is to trial them in the upcoming Allianz League but they are subject to a review at the scheduled meeting on 19 January, where the GAA will assess how they operated in the pre-season tournaments. 

On Monday, the GPA had requested an "urgent" meeting with GAA following expressions of disquiet among their members that the proposed rule changes were set to be trialled in the League. 

Documents seen by RTÉ revealed that a survey of GPA members found heavy opposition to the restricted use of the handpass and the sideline kick proposal. 

Ahead of the meeting with the GPA, GAA President John 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."