The GAA looks set to introduce yellow sliotars for the 2020 hurling championship.
The Irish Examiner reports that the traditional white sliotar is set to be replaced by a yellow 'smart' ball ahead of next year’s Championship.
The sliotar will incorporate a microchip in its core and has passed a series of rigorous tests, bringing an end to a process that began eight years ago.
It is expected to get the official approval at Central Council next month.
The last two stagings of the Fenway Classics have trialled a yellow sliotar, and former Cork goalkeeper Donal Og Cusack has repeatedly called for a colour change.
"Tennis used to have a white ball and they changed for really good reasons, some of those being TV," he told RTÉ Sport earlier this year.
'The ball is the wrong colour...it needs to be a ball that can be seen' - Donal Og has his say after it appeared Clare had a point chalked off as a wide by the match officials pic.twitter.com/PtkZFsjvRP— RTÉ GAA (@RTEgaa) February 16, 2019
"We see now the demographic in Ireland is changing. If someone is watching the game on television and they can’t follow the sliotar it’s a turn off straight away whereas, a luminous ball is much easier to see and it’s scientifically proven that your eye will react faster to it."