Yellow sliotars compulsory from January

November 16, 2023

A view of the yellow sliotars before the All-Ireland SHC round 1 clash between Clare and Laois at UPMC Nowlan Park. ©INPHO/Ken Sutton.

The GAA is making the use of yellow-coloured sliotars compulsory from minor level upwards from January 1 next.

The decision to transition from white to Fluorescent Yellow/High-Vis sliotars began in 2020 with that year’s Liam McCarthy Cup and was made for the benefit of both players and spectators alike and based on clear scientific evidence.

All GAA-approved sliotars provided by licensees undergo regular lab and field testing to ensure compliance with specifications as listed in the GAA Official Guide and to maintain the integrity of the game.

All sliotar tests are carried out independently via Dublin City University, with field tests having taken place at the National Games Development Centre in Abbotstown and the University of Galway Connacht GAA Air Dome.

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