GAA abandons 'black book'

The GAA has today confirmed that the practice of referees showing the black book to players for ‘noting/ticking’ infractions will stopped with immediate effect.

In future, referees will inform a player who has committed a noting/ticking infraction that his number has been recorded and that a repeat offence will earn the player in question a yellow card.

This is a procedural change in the recording process and is not a change to rule.

The new procedure will apply at all grades of play with immediate effect and follows consultation with Coiste na Réiteoirí.

The only change arising from this decision is that referees will no longer display the black book to players, meaning play will no longer be stopped to allow for this.

More in this Section

Valencia ease past neighbours Villarreal to reach Europa League semi-finals

Waterford FC will not compete in Europa League next season

Fast-starting Chelsea made to sweat before sealing semi-final spot

Arsenal win in Napoli to reach Europa League semi-finals


Review: Theatre, Ulster American

Review: Beyoncé, Homecoming

Wish List: Mellow yellow in the bedroom and beyond

10 ways to help protect your child’s online reputation

More From The Irish Examiner