This is a link to GAA report on all the motions that made it to the Clár for Congress 2013
Afternoon session :
That Rule 6.18 Official Guide (Part I) 2012 be amended to include the following;
A player shall not lose his current Championship status by‘‘ Participation as a substitute in one group game of
a championship in a higher grade than his own which is organised on a league basis’’.
Cumann An Clais Mhór/Cionn tSaile Beag, Port Láirge
Amend Rule 6.19 Official Guide (Part I) 2012 by adding the following to Section 3:
“A player who has not played in a specific code for the previous 96 weeks shall be automatically eligible to
play at the next lower level of his Club in that Code”.
Naomh Sheosamh, An Clár
Both 66 and 67 failed to achieve 2/3 majority and are defeated.
GAA Jerseys can now have more than one sponsor displayed.
(27) Amend Rule 1.17(f) Official Guide (Part I) 2012 – Playing Gear and Equipment (re Jerseys) by adding the
“Additional branding on other area(s) of Inter-County Jerseys shall be allowed as per specifications approved
by Central Council and with authorisation in each case being given by the Management Committee”
Rules Advisory Committee/A.C PASSED
– Motion 4: The Black Card has passed, meaning a black card will be introduced for a number of cynical fouls in Gaelic Football. These include: deliberately pulling down an opponent, tripping an opponent with the hand, leg or foot, deliberately body checking an opponent and the use of abusive language or gestures and remonstrating with an official. The Black Card will be introduced from January 1, 2014.
– Motion 16: 30 meter Advantage was rejected. The motion called for a 30-metre advantage rule rather than the 13 metres at present for a player who gets in the way of an opponent taking a free.
– Motion 20: The Mark was also rejected. The motion proposed the introduction of the ‘mark’ in Gaelic Football.
– Motion 21: The Clean Pick-Up proposing the introduction of the clean pick-up, was also rejected. However, a point with an open hand will now be allowed after Motion 22 was accepted.
– Motion 24: Public Clock was passed, meaning a public clock will now be introduced at all senior football championship games.
– Motion 25: Duration of Adult Club Games failed to get a two-thirds majority. All adult club games will remain 60 minutes’ long. The proposal sought an increase to 70 minutes, but got very little support from delegates.
All the motions for the weekend are here :http://gaa.ie/gaa-news-and-videos/news-archive/2702131555-annual-congress-2013-the-motions-in-summary/
Annual Congress 2013: Day 2 Live!
- Annual Congress 2013 live from Derry
- 73 Motions to be debated by delegates
- Motion 4 on introduction of ‘Black Card’ passed
- Motion 54 on Hawk-Eye Technology
- Motion 1 on All-Ireland Hurling Championship Format Carried
- Motion 3 on opening GAA stadia for events such as RWC Carried
- All the latest news at it happens on GAA.ie
Motion 21 Rejected!
Motion 21, which proposed the introduction of the clean pick-up, fails. The motion only got 46 per cent support from the floor.
Motion 20 Rejected!
A proposal to introduce the mark in Gaelic football has been rejected.
Motion 16 Rejected!
Motion 16, relating to introduction of a 30 metre advantage rule, has been rejected. Failed to get two-thirds majority. First of the FRC proposal that has failed to be carried.
Motions 5-14, all proposed by the FRC, have also been passed.
Motion 4 Passed!
Motion 4 has been passed. A ‘black card’ will be introduced in Gaelic Football from Jan 1, 2014. 71 percent of delegates voted in favour of introduction of the ‘black card’. That’s enough for a 2/3rds majority.
Motion 4 Debate Continues
The debate on Motion 4 continues. Most speakers, including National Referees Chairman Pat McEnaney, are in favour of FRC proposals. Cork’s Christy Ring Jnr. is the sole dissenting voice so far. Tony Scullion, a member of the FRC and an All-Ireland winner with Derry in 1993, has made an impassioned plea to delegates to back the proposal.
Here’s a video of the debate on Motion 3 earlier.
Uachtar�n na hEireann Michael D. Higgins Speech
Click here to read Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins’ speech to Congress earlier.
Motion 4 – Introduction of Black Card
Paul Earley has made a presentation to Congress on the issue of cynical fouling and calls for support of the motion to introduce a ‘black card’ to punish infringements in that category. Dublin chairman Andy Kettle is the first delegate from the floor to back the new proposals and urges the hurling fraternity not be concerned that these rules will be impinged on them. He describes cynicism as “a cancer on the game.”
Here’s a quick summary of Motion 4, which will be debated shortly at GAA Congress:
Motion 4 proposes that a new ‘black card’ be introduced to deal with a specific category of foul, relating to ‘cynical behaviour’. The motion proposes that an offender shown a black card would be ordered off the field, but would then be replaced by a substitute.
We’re nearly ready to get back underway after a short break in Derry. Here’s a picture of some of the delegates voting earlier.
The Allianz Football League Division III game between Antrim and Meath, scheduled for Casement Park tomorrow, has been postponed due to the poor weather in Belfast.
We’re taking a short break now, but next up is Motion 4, which deals with the Football Review Committee’s proposal for a black card in Gaelic football.
Uachtaran na hEireann Michael D. Higgins Speech
Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins, in a wide-ranging speech to Congress, describes the GAA as the “beating heart of many communities”. He also pays tribute to the GAA for its inclusiveness and the role it has played in the promotion of women’s sport through Ladies football and Camogie. The Uachtarán also described the GAA as “an indelible link to home” for members of the diaspora and praised clubs for the key role they have played in bringing Irish people home from abroad as part of ‘The Gathering’ in 2013.
We’ll take a break now while we await the arrival of the Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins. The headline news from this morning’s motions are as follows:
Motion 3 – sees number of teams competing in Liam MacCarthy Cup reduced to 13 by 2016.The number of teams guaranteed their place in competition reduced to 10
Motion 4 – Croke Park and other GAA stadia opened for one-off events such as RWC 2023 and 2027
Motion 60 – Hurlers will be required to remove helmets during National Anthem, Amhrán na bhFiann
Just to clarify: Motion 3 also applies to any other GAA stadia as well as Croke Park should Ireland host the RWC in 2023 or 2027.
Motion 60 Carried
Hurlers will now have to remove helmets during the playing of the national anthem, Amhrán na bhFiann, before games. The motion was overwhelmingly backed by delegates.
Motion 3 Carried
Motion 3, which proposed allowing the use of Croke Park for one-off events such as the 2023 or the 2027 Rugby World Cups has been carried. 93 per cent of delegates voted in favour of the proposal.
Motion 1 Carried
Motion 1 has been passed with a 87-13 per cent majority.
Motion 1: All-Ireland Hurling Championship Format
Motion 1, which proposes changes to the format of the All-Ireland Hurling Championship and a reduction in the numbers competing in the Liam MacCarthy Cup to ten, has been proposed and is now being debated on the floor.
Michael Mealey of Carlow has spoken out against the motion, describing it as ‘elitist’. Antrim and Laois delegates have also spoken out against the motion.
Motions 56-59 Carried
There’s been a change to the order of this morning’s motions. We’ve started with motions 56-59, which have all been carried.
We’re nearly ready to go now in Derry. Most of the delegates have filtered into the impressive hall at ‘The Venue’. Ard Stiúrthóir Páraic Duffy is currently going through the electronic voting system with the delegates.
For anyone wondering about the contents of the 73 motions down for discussion, we have a detailed summary of the highlights here.
Joe Brolly brought the house down with a very entertaining and sincere speech to Congress about his proposal to change the law in relation to organ donation.
And here’s a video synopsis of all the events on day one in Derry…
Click here for a quick summary of what happened last night.
Good morning and welcome to our coverage of day two of Annual Congress 2013 live from ‘The Venue’ in Derry.