Tipperary's failure to convert two penalties in last Sunday's drawn All-Ireland final with Kilkenny has prompted huge debate over the 'Nash' rule, here we look at what the GAA could do to solve the problem of the penalty in hurling.
1. Mono e mono
As has been widely accepted as a better alternative to the current rule, many observers have suggested that the parameters of the current rule continue but with just the goalkeeper on the goal line.
The removal of the two defenders either side of the keeper would definitely tip the balance on favour of the attacking side.
Reader Eric_Shun suggested in the comments section below that we could have two players on the line rather than three.
2. A penalty spot
The penalty rule in gaelic games was revolutionised when the penalty spot was moved from the 14-yard line to 12 yards out giving goalkeepers less time to react to the shot.
In an amendment to the Nash rule, a line could be placed midway between the 14 and 21 yard line that penalty-takers couldn't breach.
Penalties become easier to convert and the safety concerns that persisted with the old rule are lessened.
3. A 'penalty' goal
What if hurling took a leaf out of rugby union's book?
If the referee decides that a goal was likely to have been scored had the foul not taken place, he could award a 'penalty' goal.
It would negate the need for a penalty in certain cases.
4. Leave the rule as it exists
Make no alterations to the rule that exists, with the taker not allowed to breach the 21-yard line and the goalkeeper and two defenders on the goal line.
This rule has been criticised for being too heavily weighted in the defending team's favour.
5. Return to old rule
Allow players to lift and strike as they please and ignore safety concerns.
Anthony Nash and TJ Reid perfected the art of flinging the sliotar into the air and hitting it on the full from inside the 14 yard line, it was effective but very dangerous.
- Independent.ie reader Bolton1 made this suggestion: 'I'd favour one-on-one but the ball must be struck from a penalty spot, off the ground. Sideline cut style. Lifting and striking weighs it too heavily in the attacker's favour.'
Have you thought of any alternatives? Let us hear your ideas in the comments section below. We've already had some very good suggestions so keep them coming!
When Joe Canning smashed two penalties to the net in that thrilling Leinster semi-final between Galway and Kilkenny that ended in a draw in Tullamore at the end of June, the GAA's rulemakers were entitled to feel quite a glow of satisfaction at their most recent piece of legislative work.