St Maurs

Founded 1928

Co. Dublin

GAA congress summary of new changes

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Motions accepted at this weeks GAA congress

2 Changing the GAA financial year end to September from October. Central Council (CC)

7 One captain only to receive a trophy at post-match presentation.

10 Players to complete an online anti-doping course. Gaelic Players Association.

12 All-Ireland finals to move to July and be played by the 29th Sunday of the year – or 30th if New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday. Essentially the enabling motion for the split season. CC/Calendar Review Task Force (CRTF)

13 County championships at senior and intermediate to comprise no more than 16 teams in order to facilitate a rationalised national games calendar. CC/CRTF – Went to ballot and passed 66-34 per cent.

14 Abolish the qualifier element in the under-20 hurling championship and save three weeks in the fixtures calendar.

15 Restrict under-20 hurling championship to players who haven’t already played in that year’s senior championship.

17 Reconstitute the All-Ireland junior football championship as a development competition for British junior finalists, New York (natives only) and Kilkenny.

20 The cynical fouling proposal to award a penalty against and a sin-binning for any player who prevents a goalscoring opportunity for an opponent by committing one of a number of cynical infractions within the 20m line or its arc. CC/Standing Committee on Playing Rules (SCPR) – Went to ballot and passed 61-39 per cent

22 To impose match rather than time-based suspensions on team officials for misconduct.

24 To extend the scope of the rules against racist and anti-inclusion speech and behaviour by making them punishable under the rules of the games and not just the association.

27 To allow a temporary replacement for a player having a suspected head injury assessed.

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