Penalties could replace free taking in 'Winner on the Day' deciders

November 27, 2018

Wicklow's Mark Jackson saves a penalty from Nigel Dunne of Offaly.
©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan.

Central Council are looking into ways of improving the ‘Winner on the Day’ procedures in GAA matches.

Currently if two different periods of extra time can’t separate teams after they were level in normal time, then a free taking competition takes place in matches that must be decided on the day.

Central Council are proposing that a penalty competition should replace the free taking competition, which takes place from the 45m line in football and 65m line in hurling.

As part of their review, Central Council intends to put before Congress motions that the Joe McDonagh Cup final and preliminary SHC quarter-finals must have a Winner on the Day.,

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