Video - WATCH: The new kick-out and mark rules explained
July 08, 2020
The GAA has produced two videos detailing how the new kick-out, kick-out mark, and advanced mark rules will work in Gaelic Football.
These videos are just one element of an education package that should ensure all referees are up to speed with the rule changes after a long period of inaction due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Since Covid-19 kicked in, for most referees it's 20 weeks since we've refereed you know, and even I as a club referee, (I know) it's going to be difficult getting back to it,” says the GAA’s National Match Officials Manager, Donal Smyth.
"For club referees we actually sent out a video that every club referee should have got last week and that contained mental health advice, advice in relation to how to get back up the fitness, and the pathway going forward.
“This week we'll be sending out a video for hurling and football. Two separate videos that will allow them look at their new rules as part of an in-service that they can get up to date on the rules, up to date on some of the stuff for going forward in relation to the new rules.
“It'll be like their in-service they did, but it will be done with a video that they can download themselves and they can watch it back at any stage.
“They should ensure that the Referee's Administrator gets that out to them this week or especially next week before competitive games start because all the new rules are explained and it'll help them get back into thinking about the game.
“We will be getting the information out regarding the new rules on YouTube videos to county boards and to all clubs.
“In the last eight months we've have a real change. We've had the new kick out rule we've had an advance mark and all those things were played in the National League.
“But since Congress 2020 we got two more rules. We got the one in relation to the kick out and the other thing is there's a slight change in the advance mark."
By John Harrington @ GAA.ie
The kick-out and mark rules are explained below.