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Double Hops

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Have noticed a lot of double hops not being penalised lately. Usually one of the hops is disguised as dropping the ball to the ground, but if it only bounces once, what is the difference? The first Meath goal in the ladies game yesterday was an example. Has anyone else noticed this trend?

Rebel2020 (Cork) - Posts: 62 - 01/08/2022 12:57:25    2435716

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Replying To Rebel2020:  "Have noticed a lot of double hops not being penalised lately. Usually one of the hops is disguised as dropping the ball to the ground, but if it only bounces once, what is the difference? The first Meath goal in the ladies game yesterday was an example. Has anyone else noticed this trend?"
In the men's game a "bounce" is completed once you retake possession of the ball.
You can hop it as often as you like once you don't catch it

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 371 - 01/08/2022 14:12:24    2435737

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "In the men's game a "bounce" is completed once you retake possession of the ball.
You can hop it as often as you like once you don't catch it"
Oh I understand that. What I'm referring to is a player under pressure who lets the ball fall to the ground and catches it again after one bounce. They have either hopped it once previously, or they hop it again subsequently. But the "fall bounce" isn't being counted for some reason.

Rebel2020 (Cork) - Posts: 62 - 01/08/2022 19:11:32    2435807

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Replying To Rebel2020:  "Oh I understand that. What I'm referring to is a player under pressure who lets the ball fall to the ground and catches it again after one bounce. They have either hopped it once previously, or they hop it again subsequently. But the "fall bounce" isn't being counted for some reason."
I thought that was just me and my eye sight deceiving me. If you release the ball and it hits the ground and you re-catch it, it is a hop I thought. Or does it have to be a definite hopping motion ? Willing to be enlightened. It is different of course if it is knocked out of your hand by an opponent.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2208 - 02/08/2022 15:07:53    2435901

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Replying To Canuck:  "I thought that was just me and my eye sight deceiving me. If you release the ball and it hits the ground and you re-catch it, it is a hop I thought. Or does it have to be a definite hopping motion ? Willing to be enlightened. It is different of course if it is knocked out of your hand by an opponent."
I'm glad I've found a kindred spirit. I would be stunned if the rule book describes the manner in which it must be forcibly bounced to constitute a hop.

Rebel2020 (Cork) - Posts: 62 - 02/08/2022 15:38:36    2435906

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Replying To Rebel2020:  "I'm glad I've found a kindred spirit. I would be stunned if the rule book describes the manner in which it must be forcibly bounced to constitute a hop."
Stunned is not the word for it. I think they have a committee whose only job is to make sure rules are worded as vaguely as possible!!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5543 - 02/08/2022 17:09:46    2435919

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Replying To Rebel2020:  "I'm glad I've found a kindred spirit. I would be stunned if the rule book describes the manner in which it must be forcibly bounced to constitute a hop."
Ya there too busy watching to see if the last man came outside the line before the kick out was taken. Even though he is not interfering with play and instead of a rule that the ball has to travel out 40 meters. That would get them playing and having to contest for possession.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2208 - 02/08/2022 19:00:57    2435934

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Boince us "To play the ball against the ground with the hands and catch it again"

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 371 - 02/08/2022 19:50:32    2435937

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Bounce: For a player who has caught the ball to play the ball against the ground with his hand(s) and to catch it on return to his hand(s) again.
Throw: When the ball, held in the hand(s), is played away without a definite striking action.

Letting the ball 'drop' is technically a throw ball.

Eddie the Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 904 - 02/08/2022 21:52:53    2435948

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