Saturday 21 October 2017

Croke Park to trial Hawk-eye technology

THE Annual Congress of the GAA has passed a motion to allow the Hawk-Eye technology to be used on a trial basis.

Motion 52 has been passed. Hawk-Eye Technology will be used on a trial basis in Croke Park over a period decided by Central Council.

A Referee or an umpire may seek clarification on whether a ball has gone between the posts for a point or outside the post for a wide or 45/65.  

A motion allowing counties to include additional branding other than the traditional sponsor at the front of jerseys passed overwhelmingly.

The GAA also passed an anti-racism motion in Derry today.

Motion 54 has been passed with a 90 per cent majority. This motion gives the authority to take action under rule against a much broader range of infractions that are contrary to principles of inclusion and diversity.

The Anti-Sectarian/Anti-Racist rule will now read as follows: "The Association is Anti-Sectarian and Anti-Racist and committed to the principles of inclusion and diversity at all levels. Any conduct by deed, word or gesture of sectarian or racist nature or which is contrary to the principles of inclusion and diversity against a player, official, spectator or anyone else, in the course of activities organised by the Association, shall be deemed to have discredited the Association."

Motion 54 has been passed with a 90 per cent majority. This motion gives the authority to take action under rule against a much broader range of infractions that are contrary to principles of inclusion and diversity.

The Anti-Sectarian/Anti-Racist rule will now read as follows: "The Association is Anti-Sectarian and Anti-Racist and committed to the principles of inclusion and diversity at all levels. Any conduct by deed, word or gesture of sectarian or racist nature or which is contrary to the principles of inclusion and diversity against a player, official, spectator or anyone else, in the course of activities organised by the Association, shall be deemed to have discredited the Association."

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