Rule Changes to Gaelic Football Proposed

Five rule changes to Gaelic Football have been proposed by the GAA’s Standing Committee on Playing Rules.

Restricting the number of consecutive handpasses to three is the first of those proposed changes.

They’ve also put forward the idea to re-introduce the sin-bin period of 10-minutes for players receiving a black card, or a second yellow card. And for the number of subs allowed to be five.

Under their proposals, only two players from each team would be allowed between the two 45-metre lines at a kick-out.

The committee are also seeking to expand the parameters of the rule surrounding the mark, to the clean catching of the ball on or inside the 20m line from a kick delivered on or beyond the 45m line without it touching the ground. It’s also put forward that sideline kicks to only be taken in a forward direction once they’re outside the opponent’s 13-metre line.

If approved, the proposals could be trialled in next year’s League campaign.