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Changes to penalty rules have shifted the psychology of the duel to goalkeepers, but goalies will also bear a greater weight in key championship moments. Photo: Sportsfile

Changes to penalty rules have shifted the psychology of the duel to goalkeepers, but goalies will also bear a greater weight in key championship moments. Photo: Sportsfile

Changes to penalty rules have shifted the psychology of the duel to goalkeepers, but goalies will also bear a greater weight in key championship moments. Photo: Sportsfile

It was nothing more than a quirk of fate that of the nine members of the Playing Rules of Gaelic Football Committee - who, in 2010, recommended the penalty be brought in from 14 metres to 11 - two had missed penalties in All-Ireland finals.

Given the body of evidence with which the group were presented, the change met no resistance.


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