GAA Congress 2013

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GAA Congress 2013

Post by DAF » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:19 pm

Black Card rule has been passed.Hopefully this cuts out cynical fouling

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Post by Plain of the Herbs » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:11 pm

I agree with your sentiment, DAF. I suspect it will lead to placing more blame on referees though. We should give it a chance and see how it pans out.
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Post by SearingDrive » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:43 pm

Plain of the Herbs wrote:I agree with your sentiment, DAF. I suspect it will lead to placing more blame on referees though. We should give it a chance and see how it pans out.
GAA go black to the future! Have we not enough cards already, :) :) consistent refereeing is all that's needed, regardless of who is playing, and when.

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Post by DAF » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:11 pm

SearingDrive wrote:
Plain of the Herbs wrote:I agree with your sentiment, DAF. I suspect it will lead to placing more blame on referees though. We should give it a chance and see how it pans out.
GAA go black to the future! Have we not enough cards already, :) :) consistent refereeing is all that's needed, regardless of who is playing, and when.
Consitent refereeing won't solve the issue.All the black card offences were already yellow card offences and plenty of yellow cards have been handed out for them this year and in other years the issue is that a lot of managers and players have copped that a yellow card is not much of a punishment it is only a punishment if you get a second yellow and so teams spread their yellow cards around the team.Hopefully referees don't decide to have sympathy for teams because of the increased punishment and actually dish out loads of these black cards until players cop on and we get to the point where no black cards are handed out.

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Post by Plain of the Herbs » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:49 pm

Aspiring to consistency is all very well. However, the only way to attain absolute consistency is to apply the rules according to the rulebook.

That will lead to about 90 frees per match. Which is waay in excess of that 'quota' that I feel exists. So therefore referees only blow for half the fouls that happen.

The other thing is, and this applies mainly to football, no-one can really tell when a fella is being held and when he is holding onto the ball too long. the rulebook states that where two fouls occur, the free should be awarded for the first offence. Does this happen in practice?
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Post by High School Musical » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:24 pm

Once you go black, you never go back!

Trust me, I know.

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Post by The Biff » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:58 pm

It is a big achievement here to have this motion passed where there was obvious disagreement about the sanction involved. I reckon that a future Congress may consider changes to the sanction for "cynical fouling" but that will be a lot easier to debate than having the concept accepted in the first place.

Also, if this had been voted down, then I reckon they could bin any future notions about Review Committees etc. Eugene McGee's version had worked hard to gather all available opinions and came up with a plan. If it had been substantially rejected, why would any other committee bother their behinds in the future?

A good day for the GAA indeed. :D
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