Today’s 10 key motions at Congress

Motion 1

Will prevent inter-county players without J1 student visas from lining out for New York clubs in the summer (Central Council).

Motion 2

Should a team from the Leinster championship qualifier group (currently Antrim, Carlow, Laois, London, Westmeath) beat a seeded team in the quarter-final, they will be seeded in the quarter-finals the following year, replacing the county they defeat (Central Council — Carlow’s motion 51 also concerns the structure of the competition).

Motion 3

Use of the public clock and hooter, already voted in for the football championship, to be extended to the hurling competition (Central Council).

Motion 35

The extension of match bans to club level (Rules advisory committee).

Motion 47

Changing minor grade from U18 to U17 (Monaghan).

Motion 50

Where teams who previously played each other in the provincial championships meet again in the qualifiers, the winner of the provincial tie has home advantage in the backdoor fixture (Burren, Down).

Motion 58

Will permit Fingal to compete in the Nicky Rackard Cup

Motion 59

The upgrading of interfering with an opponent’s face-guard in hurling to a red card offence (Playing rules committee).

Motion 60

Empowering a referee to send off a player for racial or sectarian language (Playing rules committee).

Motion 61

Banning of alcohol sponsorship for underage teams (Connacht Council).


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