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Replying To omahant:  "I think the 'pick the ball near the ground' should be better administered - either get rid of the pickup off the ground, or allow the pick only when there is clear daylight between ball and ground - say, ball must be hopping to halfway between ground and knee - otherwise, standing up straight, flick up with foot. For decades, the pick up has been abused."
That would mean shorter players would have an advantage.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 899 - 06/10/2021 20:38:15    2384660

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Replying To omahant:  "I think the 'pick the ball near the ground' should be better administered - either get rid of the pickup off the ground, or allow the pick only when there is clear daylight between ball and ground - say, ball must be hopping to halfway between ground and knee - otherwise, standing up straight, flick up with foot. For decades, the pick up has been abused."
That would mean shorter players would have an advantage.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 899 - 06/10/2021 20:46:18    2384663

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Can anyone tell me when can teams that win county titles at underage or senior level bring the cup home?

Timmy86 (Sligo) - Posts: 178 - 07/10/2021 10:53:36    2384702

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Replying To Galway9801:  "What is the thinking behind the pick up rule anyway? Why was it decided years and years ago that you couldn't simply pick the ball off the ground?
Genuinely want to know, I can't think of a reason for it offhand, except for maybe they felt a pick up was too similar to rugby?"
Someone here once pointed out that without a pick up rule you'd have men diving on the ball, lying on it and piling up on top of each other. With the pick up rule as it is, it sorta shows who got there first to secure possession. Does that make sense?

Suas Sios (None) - Posts: 1505 - 08/10/2021 20:37:43    2384963

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