Hurling sin-bin, penalties for cynical fouls, split-season approved and joint-captains banned from receiving trophies. Here's some of the Twitter reactions as the first virtual GAA Congress took place yesterday...
The new Sin Bin rule will be our VAR. Don’t have any faith in it at all. It won’t stop cynical fouling. If someone is running in on goal in the last few minutes of a game there getting pulled back/down, simple as! #GAA— That Guy (@ThatSithlord) February 28, 2021
Sin-bin introduced in hurling. Delegates voted 168 to 108 in favour of proposal on an experimental basis for one year. Major turnabout in attitude in the space of one year. The motion went down in flames at last yeasr's Congress #gaa congress— Sean McGoldrick (@SeanMcGoldrick1) February 27, 2021
And if you thought #VAR was bad - just wait until you see 5 penalty’s per game in Gaelic Football.— Shane Curran (@shanetcurran) February 27, 2021
Rule changes get more & more bizarre year after year.
Now what’s deemed GS opportunity inside the 20mt line #penalty - #calamitous #gaa #congress https://t.co/5GOMBdHoAB
Massive decision today at GAA Congress with the news of sanctions for cynical fouling particularly in hurling albeit on a trial basis. Good decision. Better quality contests to now look forward to.— Pat Ahern (@pgahern) February 27, 2021
Enjoyed watching @the2johnnies #tommytiernanshow .Fine guys, comedians, #GAA coaches & junior hurlers- no more cynical fouls now lads as #sinbin was passed at #GAACongress today !! 😜😜@cahirgaaclub Ádh mór daoibh & Tommy. @rte @Tommedian pic.twitter.com/H43jiE5QEt— Seán Kelly MEP (@SeanKellyMEP) February 27, 2021
A decision was taken today at GAA Congress to ensure that a photo like this will never be replicated again. Progress? pic.twitter.com/azx8gMGk7Q— Damian Harvey (@damianharvey74) February 27, 2021
I mean what difference was it making. Also you think about the likes of @BallymunGAA this year, they win the county final and the Small Brothers join James Mc to lift the cup and remember their Dad. Couldn’t happen now 🤷🏻♂️🤦🏻Anyway...Hooray for split seasons do 👏🏻 #GAACongress— Shane McGrath (@Shaneytweet) February 27, 2021
Congress today has decided that Tipps divisional championships have no link to county. And, that no co senior players can play co u20. Why dont they just pick the teams altogether for is - is that not discrimination? Bad day of business all round for the GAA - a virtual disaster.— Noel Dundon (@NoelDundon) February 27, 2021
GAA Congress 2022: Players only allowed have 3 cogs in each boot in order to save the goalmouth. 🧐— Dion Wall (@dionwall) February 27, 2021
Here's s question; how does a motion such as the one dealing with joint captains, which appears to be unsupported and universally accepted as being a ridiculous motion, get passed at congress ? What does that say about the GAA ? 🤔— John Connellan (@johnC_BL) February 27, 2021
😂— Paul Murphy (@PaulMurphykk) February 27, 2021
"Right lads, up next... a motion to stop the motioning of pointless motions... all in favour?" https://t.co/2b9Am7Q9i1