On a day which mainly focused on hurling, the final motion of the day at the GAA Special Congress in Croke Park resulted in a change to the kick-out in Gaelic football.
The motion proposed that kick-outs should have to travel beyond the 20m line.
The proposal is that the ball must additionally travel “outside the 20 metre line” before being played by another player of the defending team.
It passed with ease. 82 per cent of delegates voted in favour. Dublin were one of the counties to oppose it.
Dublin delegate Mick Seavers, quoted by RTÉ, suggested that the new rule punishes teams who are trying to be innovative.
We are punishing the team that wants to innovate and rewarding the teams who want to play negatively. This rewards the people that can't play ball properly.
If a kick-out does not travel beyond the 20m line, the ball will be thrown up.
The new rule will mean Stephen Cluxton and many other keepers will have to tweak their games for next year's campaign.