The GAA are considering the introduction of black card for this year's All-Ireland Hurling Championship, according to a report in the Irish Examiner.

The introduction of a 10-minute 'sin-bin’ for a black card offence has been a big success in football and the report claims that GAA bosses will hear proposals to extend the initiative to hurling.

Like football a black card would be produced for cynical fouls, using threatening or provocative language towards an opponent or remonstrating aggressively with a match official.

The proposal is just one which will be put to the Central Council for approval and should it gain support, it will be advanced to the Clár at Annual Congress next month.

There will be opposition to the proposal however and Kilkenny manager Brian Cody is famously against the introduction of the back card to hurling.

"I'd be absolutely opposed to the black card coming in for hurling," he is on record as saying.

"Just because the black card is there in football, I certainly see no need for something like that. I think hurling is great. Everything about it is very good and we don’t need to tinker with it at all."

Also under consideration are the removal of the ‘maor foirne’ role and tweaks to the advanced mark in football inside the large rectangle.