DONEGAL MANAGER WANTS GAA CHIEFS TO ADOPT SOCCER RULE TO ALLEVIATE PERSISTENT FOULING

first_imgDonegal manager Rory Gallagher.Donegal manager Rory Gallagher believes GAA chiefs should adopt some soccer principles to alleviate the problem of persistent fouling currently blighting the game.GAA executives adopted the ‘Black Card’ rule to try and tackle the problem of cynical fouling in the GAA.However, the inconsistency of referees in issuing ‘Black Cards’ to players the issue of persistent fouling in general still exists. Donegal Senior team boss Gallagher reckons an approach similar to what is used in soccer could curb the problem.Gallagher was speaking on Newstalk’s ‘Off The Ball’ programme made he made the admission.As an 18-year-old player, Gallagher once suggested that cumulative card counts like in soccer should be brought into Gaelic football to cut down on fouls, and he told us that his stance on that issue has not changed.Gallagher said, “For all the talk of black cards, a policy similar to soccer where you pick up x amount of bookings, you’re suspended for the next game would be one way of stopping persistent fouling.” “At the moment with the Black Card rule you can be replaced by another player, while players who could book up a booking in every single game they play will receive no punishment for consistent fouling, and that’s not right.DONEGAL MANAGER WANTS GAA CHIEFS TO ADOPT SOCCER RULE TO ALLEVIATE PERSISTENT FOULING was last modified: February 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGAAHome-page SportnewsRory GallagherRule changesoccerlast_img read more