The problem with hurling penalties gets more ridiculous as GAA trials new system
One-on-one penalties to be given a run-out in 2015
The GAA got itself in all sorts of bother last summer when trying to sort out the issue of players lifting and striking penalties in hurling from almost inside the 14-yard line.
It was all in response to the furore surrounding Anthony Nash and others lifting and striking of the ball to score goals.
Despite being a problem for about 20 years, it all came to a head in June when Nash's attempt on goal was stopped bravely by Stephen O'Keefe but was deemed to be putting players in harms way.
Ultimately they decided to not allow the ball travel past the 20 metre line and have three players to stop the shot.
It was a farce and totally took the advantage out of being awarded a penalty.
Well today it's been announced that the GAA are going to trail one-on-one penalties in the Walsh Cup and Waterford crystal competitions in January.
The statement says 'The Munster and Leinster Councils have agreed to trial a proposal on the penalty puck in which only the goalkeeper may stand on the goal-line.
According to the GAA its all part of their Hurling 2020 Review group report which will be published in the middle of next month and is chaired by Liam Sheedy
We wonder what goalkeepers think of this.
H/T to GAA