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Dublin: 0°C Saturday 23 January 2021

Video Nasty: The fouls that can get you shown a black card in the GAA

The new rule was passed at last Saturday’s GAA Congress in Derry.

FRC Chairman Eugene McGee.
FRC Chairman Eugene McGee.
Image: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

THE GAA USHERED in a new era at the weekend.

The introduction of the black card was rubber-stamped by delegates at last Saturday’s Congress in Derry.

From January 1st 2014, a player shown the black card will be sent from the field of play, to be replaced by a substitute.

The black card will be awarded for five specific fouls:

  1. Aggressively remonstrating with an official.
  2. Pulling down an opponent.
  3. Deliberately tripping an opponent.
  4. Body-checking after the ball is played.
  5. Using threatening, abusive or provocative language to an opponent.

But nothing hammers home a point more than some video footage to highlight the cynical fouling that has become more prevalent in the GAA in recent years.

Here’s the video that the Football Review Committee showed to delegates in Derry at the weekend to illustrate what they are trying to stamp out.

YouTube: Art Vanderlay

H/T: @JoeBrolly1993

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About the author:

Fintan O'Toole

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