Daly wants GAA to trial four-point goals in hurling

September 24, 2021

Limerick's Aaron Gillane celebrates his goal against Waterford ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

Anthony Daly reckons the GAA should trial awarding four points for a goal during next year’s Allianz Hurling Leagues.

Speaking on the RTÉ GAA Podcast this week, the Clare native believes that the reward for a goal should be greater given that players are able to hit scores from huge distances nowadays.

"Maybe you could bring it in that the second goal would be worth four points. Any subsequent goal is worth four points,” said the two-time All-Ireland winner.

"It might be an interesting way for a team to push on and keep going for goals and keep trying to create goal chances. You look at the difference in soccer now when you get three points for a win [previously it was two points until a rule amendment].

"We all remember the days when it was two points and one [for a draw]. Teams were going away from home and playing for a draw. They were quite happy, they weren't losing much ground.

"I think the goal is a hugely exciting part of our games, the thing that gets the stadium rocking. I'd go with this. I'd trial it in next year's national league if they were willing to do something as volcanic as that in the GAA, which we know they usually don't!

"I think there's a lot of merit in it. It should be looked at. We got some great goals in 2021, so hopefully that trend will continue, but I wouldn't mind seeing [four points for a goal] trialled in the league anyway."

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