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Martin Breheny Article On Advanced Mark.

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Replying To Offside_Rule:  "Here is a better link as has both Mark and Advanced. The exception to the 4 step rule for tackling is if inside the rectangle.

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In fairness this link is spot on. (apologies to Offside__rule if my earlier reply was a tad sarcastic) I spoke to my referee buddy last night and it appears that they referees have been issued with a clarification which aligns with the link. This, however, is different from what they were told at the Seminar before Christmas.
In summary for the advanced mark a player may not be tackled for 4 steps (or the time it would take for 4 steps) the exception to this is that if the attacking player is in the large Square. I am assuming that this means if a player receives the ball 1 yard outside the large square he can be tackled when he goes into it (that you don't have to give him the full four steps). It is worth noting that a defender intercepting a kick can avail of the mark also!!.. Lots of fun to be had with this. I pity the poor club referee!!

fearcliste (Wexford) - Posts: 168 - 31/01/2020 17:00:22    2264025

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I thought this rule was going to be rubbish. Having seen it in operation, I can see I was right.

My greatest objection is that it slows the game down.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 119 - 31/01/2020 18:13:55    2264033

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As if the advantage rule whereby a player can miss an effort at a point but get a second bite at the cherry wasn't bad enough, the GAA had to go and make scoring points even more spoonfed

eoghan6688 (Galway) - Posts: 77 - 31/01/2020 18:38:04    2264045

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Replying To fearcliste:  "
Replying To Offside_Rule:  "Here is a better link as has both Mark and Advanced. The exception to the 4 step rule for tackling is if inside the rectangle.

link"
In fairness this link is spot on. (apologies to Offside__rule if my earlier reply was a tad sarcastic) I spoke to my referee buddy last night and it appears that they referees have been issued with a clarification which aligns with the link. This, however, is different from what they were told at the Seminar before Christmas.
In summary for the advanced mark a player may not be tackled for 4 steps (or the time it would take for 4 steps) the exception to this is that if the attacking player is in the large Square. I am assuming that this means if a player receives the ball 1 yard outside the large square he can be tackled when he goes into it (that you don't have to give him the full four steps). It is worth noting that a defender intercepting a kick can avail of the mark also!!.. Lots of fun to be had with this. I pity the poor club referee!!"
The link - to the Cuala Club's website - does appear to be spot on. But, why is this info - re the large rectangle - not on Gaa.ie?
Or, am I missing it?

Aibrean (Kerry) - Posts: 169 - 01/02/2020 11:36:58    2264149

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Everybody massively confused on rule changes & now talks of changes again at Congress, it's a mess. Club games are going to be a farce as club referees don't seem to have a clue. No clarity from Croke Park either.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 958 - 01/02/2020 11:56:00    2264152

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