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Handpass Rule Causes Absolute Chaos In Derry Vs Tyrone McKenna Cup Clash

Handpass Rule Causes Absolute Chaos In Derry Vs Tyrone McKenna Cup Clash

Tyrone progressed to the Dr McKenna Cup final to play Armagh after a 0-14 to 1-8 victory over Derry on Sunday, but it was the performance of the officials that has attracted the most attention.

The experimental rule changes have been used across the pre-season competitions with varying results. In Parnell Park on Saturday night, Dublin and Meath played out an entertaining game without any experimental rule change controversy.

However, the game at the Athletic Grounds was at the other end of the scale. Derry's head of performance analysis, Ben McGuckin, has shared the county's footage of their recent game and the repeated errors made.

The rule states that three successive handpasses allowed, after which the ball must be kicked.

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There was always going to be a bedding in process for officials and players. GAA President John Horan will meet with the GPA this week to discuss if the rules will be trialled in the Allianz Leagues. Last month, the GPA announced 96% of their membership was against the handpass rule.

SEE ALSO: The Players Who Can Define Gaelic Football In 2019

Maurice Brosnan

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