Thursday 19 October 2017

Motion for video referees

A Kildare club has submitted a motion to the county convention in the K Club calling on the GAA to allow team managements to refer to a video referee for a maximum of two calls per senior championship game.

St Kevin's, the club of Kildare selector Niall Carew, have framed the motion, which is expected to be carried on Saturday night. As St Kevin's see it, team managements should be allowed to 'challenge' two decisions per game on disputed scores and square balls.

The motion asks that "the management of an inter-county team may request the match referee to call on a video referee to adjudicate on disputed scores or on square ball infringements only. This request must be made by notifying the linesman, who, in turn, will inform the match referee. A maximum of two requests per game by each management team may be allowed. The rule will apply to senior inter-county championship matches only."

Irish Independent

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