For me the throw is ruining g the game, and im all for clampung down on it
But the proposed solution is a sledgehammer to crack a nut
Let’s see how it goes in the fitz when its trialled, watched a camogie game last week where the ref blew 1 team 10 times for throwing it has become a scourge.all teams at it now.
Other night AHDiv4 hurling game we got at least 4/5 frees for opposition throwing the ball , a game three weeks ago something similar , problem being the games in between there was as many throws , but no frees
its become apparent to me, refs at club level, have been told to be strict on throwing , some have taken it on board, others less so
I am all for not interfering with the rules other than to enforce the rules strictly, especially when it comes to something like dodgy handpasses. The problem there, however, is that a directive is issued to the referees to clamp down on throws. More frees are awarded and the players adapt pretty sharply. But then, after a few weeks, the dodgy handpasses creep back in because everyone thinks that the problem has been solved.
The handpass from the hurl is the way to go in my opinion. Enforce stricter control on opposing player holding hurl of the player in possession. As @janeymac has said, let’s see how it goes in the Fitzgibbon Cup trial.
It’s the inconsistency that’s the problem, not need to destroy the game trying to sort it though.
It’s not so much a sledge hammer to crack a nut as a thermonuclear devise.
Thats the issue, you’ll get inconsistency on another area of the game (holding the arms) and have more crowding out and frees imo. Too many frees in hurling as it is, we need more flow to the thing not more grey areas.
Have you a graph to differentiate between the two?
Not the easiest thing to spot at times. Especially reffing hurling where trying to keep up with play you might not be as close to the “hand pass” as you’d like to get a good view on it. Blowing for 1 or 2 early on tends to sharpen lads up to it from my experience anyway.
Are you Stormy Daniels?
I’m sure if I understood that reference it might be funny
The girl who blew Trump early
Ah she blew him more than early anyway
The hand pass off the hurl turns the game into a non contact entity. So now a lad has to release the ball off the hurl before engaging with another player…most likely up over him which is a pure no no from a coaching point of view?? So no breaking the tackle.
Just get the refs to ref the game properly.
Or coaches coach the skill properly
I’ve yet to meet one that encourages throwing the ball. In fact its a scourge to be giving away scoreable frees because of it. So any coach I know talks at length about making sure a clear striking action is present.
Why bother coaching lads how to correctly handpass the ball when in most games it doesn’t matter ? Personally, I would work on other skills like hitting lineballs or scoring.
Well if it doesn’t matter what’s the point of this thread
It doesn’t matter in terms of being applied… anything will do as long as the game flows
What about the blatant throw for limerick goal yesterday. How can any referee let that go.