“There was meant to be a bit of support there, but it never materialised so it is very hard to rule a referral for something when nobody on the floor spoke in favour of it, so dare I say it - the sin-bin in hurling is binned."
With no speakers in favour of it and Antrim chairman Ciarán McCavana claiming it would be as welcome in his country as Joe Brolly on The Sunday Game, it was expected to fail and ultimately received just 18% of delegates’ support.
This year marks a landmark year in the history of ice hockey in Ireland.
The sin bin could be extended to hurling in time for this year’s Championship, the Irish Examiner has learned.
An unpublished GAA-commissioned report aimed at outlining the organisation’s future towards its 150th anniversary in 2034 proposed the removal of the provincial championships.
The black card in Gaelic football could become a thing of the past as the GAA’s playing rules committee looks to simplify the classification of foul play in both codes.
The 10-minute sin bin (73.8% backing), the advanced mark (68.9%) and all kick-outs being taken from the 20-metre line (83.1%) were given the green light.
The standing playing rules committee meet this week to finalise which of the experimental Gaelic football rules will be voted on at next month’s Special Congress in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
It is hard to talk GAA or any sport this week in Ireland without thinking of today’s funerals of the four young men who lost their lives in a Donegal car crash on Sunday, writes Jack Anderson.
Last weekend, the Australasia GAA Games were hosted by Victoria GAA at Gaelic Park in Melbourne, writes Jack Anderson.
The term ‘Tiger-proof’ entered golf’s lexicon after the aforementioned Eldrick Woods claimed the US Masters by 12 shots.
THE Ulster Council of the GAA has commissioned a survey into the topical issue of burn-out among young GAA players.
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