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Roscommon Club Propose Rugby-Inspired Touch Rule For Free Kicks At Convention

Roscommon Club Propose Rugby-Inspired Touch Rule For Free Kicks At Convention
By Maurice Brosnan Updated
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An unusual motion came before the Roscommon County Convention tonight which proposed that a free-kick resulting from an aggressive foul could be used as an opportunity to kick for touch in a similar vein to rugby.

Roscommon GAA gathered in Abbey Hotel Roscommon to hear a series of motions which included an increase in the membership of the county committee and a report on the impact inter-county fixtures have on club fixtures. In other words, standard and necessary GAA bureaucracy matters.

However, one unusual motion from Western Gaels GAA club proposed that a free following an aggressive foul could be used to gain an improved attacking position by kicking over the sideline. A free would then result from behind the line at the place where the ball crossed the line.

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A player would have to indicate they were doing so before trying it and if the ball fell short of the line, play would continue as normal.

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The proposal would be a drastic change to existing rules. On the other hand, it may encourage more players to master the skill of scoring from the sideline, something we saw from Kerry's Sean O'Shea earlier this year.

 

Nevertheless, it was defeated. We won't quite see Kerry kicking for touch just yet.

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