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Football Review Committee Report Released

posted 10 Dec 2012, 14:50 by Unknown user

Today, the GAA Football Review Committee (FRC) launched the first of a two  part report which reviews the current state of Gaelic football at club and county level, the current playing rules, the role of administrators, coaches, managers and referees. It also includes proposals for changes to the playing rules and other aspects of the game.

The second report, focusing on championship structures and related matters, will be published in early 2013.

The report is the result of the largest consultation ever undertaken by the GAA on any matter over an eight month period with up to 4,000 people from 32 counties and abroad consulted in various ways. 3,170 people took part in an FRC online survey about various aspects of the game. Cynical/tactical fouling and deliberate time-wasting were among the top dislikes among survey respondents. The majority supported some form of sin bin style discipline to counter deliberate cynical play by a player and team. Referee inconsistency and also disrespect for referees were among the top five dislikes while the top things people like about the game include high catching, kicking skills and long range scores.

Click here to read Part 1 of the Football Review Committee's report.

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