It has been a controversial move by the GAA and on the opening weekend of the 2014 inter-county season more than a dozen players were issued with a black card.
Euguene McGee, chairman of the Football Review Committee that proposed the black card, has voiced his pleasure with the first weekend of the new rule, saying it has “put a brake on cynicism”, with 13 players in total going into the black book. Not everyone within the game agrees with the new measures.
Armagh manager Paul Grimley said he feels supporters will become “completely disillusioned” by the new measures, stating that it makes a “cod of our game”.
Others have voiced their reservations believing it may have been more media driven, but for now players and managers alike will have to adapt to the rule change.