Top experts to debate GAA rules in Ballyleague

With the biggest shake-up in the history of the GAA’s playing rules for gaelic football just around the corner at the GAA Congress some of the country’s top experts and analysts are coming together for a high profile televised debate on the new rules proposals at St. Faithleach’s GAA clubhouse in Ballyleague on Friday March 15th.

With the biggest shake-up in the history of the GAA’s playing rules for gaelic football just around the corner at the GAA Congress some of the country’s top experts and analysts are coming together for a high profile televised debate on the new rules proposals at St. Faithleach’s GAA clubhouse in Ballyleague on Friday March 15th.

On the night RTE GAA commentator Marty Morrissey will chair a debate that will feature former Roscommon footballer Paul Earley - the new manager of the Ireland International Rules team, the man who chaired the committee that drew up the proposals for the new football rules

Eugene McGee, the Longford football manager and former Kildare All Star Glenn Ryan and two more special guests yet to be unveiled.

The debate on the night will get underway at 9.30pm in St. Faithleach’s clubhouse and should be of special interest to all players and team mentors in Roscommon, the midlands and the west as the GAA Congress appears on the horizon. An outline of each of the key rule changes will be given to the audience and then debated by the panel with the assistance of a very high profile audience of playersand officials from throughout the county. Controversial changes proposed such as enforced substitutions for cynical fouling will be detailed in full along with all the other changes envisaged at GAA congress.

“This is a unique opportunity for all of the club and county players in this area to come in and hear about some of the key proposals for changing the GAA rules “ Derek Thompson of St. Faithleachs GAA club says. “We have the architect of the rule changes there alongside some of the best exponents of the game of football and a very professional chairman too.”

It’s understood part of the event on the night will be filmed for inclusion in an RTE preview of the congress the following week so it’s a great opportunity to hear more about the rule changes that are coming down the line. The event is being hosted by St. Faithleachs GAA club , fresh from their 50th year anniversary celebrations, at their new clubhouse where outstanding work has been carried out on new dressing room and playing facilities in recent years and a cover charge of just five euro per person will be charged on the night to support the club’s development funds. All GAA clubs in county Roscommon are invited to send representatives to familiarise themselves with the changes proposed.

To take part or get more information please contact Derek Thompson at 087 8172668.