The Mark


#21

Dublin don’t . Kerry didn’t play with 6 forwards either in that period. They played with 8.


#22

Only because of the element of surprise, had they persisted with it we’d have hammered them.


#23

That may be true, but to ban a style a play that panders to the negative nature of Gaelic Football is insanity. If teams played with 6 forwards it wouldn’t be an issue, simple as that


#24

but teams don’t. So it’s semantics

I get worried when people, say Dublin play with 6 forwards.


#25

Why do you get worried?


#26

Means don’t watch games properly. I can’t recall Dublin playing with 6 forwards since 2014 or from 2010-2012


#27

So when lining up for kickouts, Dublin don’t mark up with 6 forwards more often than not? What happens when teams are defending eg Kilkenny moving back to help out is a different story


#28

Looks like Connolly isn’t in favour of the Mark - “but admits he’s unaware of its intricacies.”

Also not in favour of the Black Card: “The black card has been over-publicised so much. Referees are coming under scrutiny for it. Players are coming under scrutiny for it and there was no need for it.” “Just because Sean Cavanagh pulled a guy down and some clown in an RTÉ studio decides to throw the toys out of the pram and make it more than it was. . .”

So, the way forward? “Connolly has his own views on how cards should be distributed: “It would be a red card for a clear goal-scoring opportunity, a yellow card for cynical play.””


#29

Will the mark apply to all juvenile games next month eg u12, 13,14 etc?


#30

under 13 upwards


#31

The mark didnt make much of an impression at the Blue stars today. Think I counted three or four.


#32

You won’t see any once the games become serious. Not at county level anyway.


#33

Been playing the rule in college gaa since September, can tell you it has absolute minimum impact on the game


#34

You hade to make an effort to use it . Inter county teams including Dublin are sheep they all play the same way
Stakes are too high at top level to experiment. I think teams could run some pretty interesting tactical situations off it if they were braver