It’s voting fever in Ireland today as the 2016 General Election takes place. Enough said about that! The 2016 GAA Congress will take this place weekend in The Mount Wolseley Hotel in Carlow where over 50 motions will be discussed for both hurling and GAA.
There are a number of very topical issues up for discussion such as Introduction of the B championship, Minor to become u17, u21 to become u20 to name a few. Our friends over at @unofficialgaa (https://twitter.com/unofficialgaa) are currently taking the public’s vote on the motions up for discussion. This is set to be one of the more controversial congress with a lot up for discussion. Delegates will have to be on their toes for the event not to repeat what happened at the Camogie congress with the coin toss motion being passed!
Why not head over now on twitter to @unofficialgaa and express your opinion.
The introduction of a ‘B’ Championship in football that would take place after the completion of the provincial championships. It would involve eight teams that would make up Division 4 of the following year’s league.
Proposes that the minor grade at inter-county level becomes Under-17.
Proposes the abolition of the U-21 grade at inter-county football level, to be replaced with an U-20 grade, with players eligible to be aged between 18 and 20.
Extra-time in all games except for provincial and All-Ireland finals.
Motion 43 (Dublin):
This motion proposes that all televised inter-county championship games be available on free-to-air TV.