The GAA set to trial new kick-out and free kick rule in freshers football 9 months ago

The GAA set to trial new kick-out and free kick rule in freshers football

This would send a few managers back to the drawing board.

The GAA are set to trial a new kick-out and free kick rule in the freshers football, as a way of experimenting with the game, and prevent boring games.

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Short kick-outs are a common occurrence in the game, with many teams preferring to play a running game, and work it out from the back.

They are often forced on opposition teams as well, when team's basically the concede the kick-out, get every player back, and set-up to turn them over in the middle of the park.

Many would deem this as negative football, with long kick-outs being the preferred viewing option for neutrals. The GAA are also looking to stop free kicks from going backwards.

The experimental rule change is as follows:

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Proposed Playing Rules for Trialling in H.E. Freshers 1 Football and Hurling Competitions 2023

Gaelic Football Playing Rules:

1. Kick-Out in Football to Travel Outside the near 45m. Line.

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(i) Amend Rule 2.7 (a), Set Play (Football) to read:

"The ball shall travel outside the near 45m. line before being played by another player of the defending team".

(ii) Amend Rule 4.29 -Technical Fouls (Football) to read:

"For another player on the team taking a kick-out to play the ball before it has travelled outside the near 45m line".

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Penalty

(i) Cancel kick-out

(ii) Throw-in the ball on defenders' 20m line in front of the scoring space.

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2. Prohibition on Playing a Free Kick, Side-line Kick or Free Kick awarded for a Mark backwards between the two 20m.lines.

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(i) Amend Rule 2.5 Set Play (Football) by adding:

"A free kick shall not be played backwards between the two 20m lines".

(ii) Amend Rule 2.9 Set Play (Football) by adding after the first sentence:

"The side-line kick shall not be played backwards between the two 20m. lines".

(iii) Amend Rule 2.12 (a) Set Play (Football) by adding after the first sentence:

"A free-kick taken for award of a Mark shall not be played backwards between the two 20m. lines".

(iv) Amend Rule 4.25 -Technical Fouls (Football) by adding:

(c) To play the ball backwards from a free-kick, side-line kick or free-kick awarded for a Mark between the two

20m. lines".

Penalty

(i) Cancel the free Kick, side-line kick or a free kick awarded for a Mark.

(ii) Throw-In the ball where the foul occurred.

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