By Mark Jones
In an effort to improve discipline, the GAA have come up with a new set of proposals to be considered by the association’s annual congress. The main proposals include the recommendation that a player sent off for a second bookable offense will not be liable to any further suspension other than missing the rest of the match.
It is also suggested that no suspensions should be served during December and January unless club or National League games are scheduled for the player concerned. A central Referees’ Appointments Committee is recommended for games under the jurisdiction of the Central Council.
Controversially, the ideas of match bans rather than time-based suspensions and of accumulated bookings resulting in suspensions were rejected.