Author Topic: Gaelic Football - Rules & Regulations discussion/clarification  (Read 12985 times)

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Re: Gaelic Football - Rules & Regulations discussion/clarification
« Reply #105 on: April 20, 2017, 11:01:53 PM »
Can you lift a team mate up to catch the ball, like in a line-out in rugby? Be deadly for the smallish Tyrone lads trying to get a mark.

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« Reply #106 on: April 21, 2017, 12:44:37 PM »
Can you lift a team mate up to catch the ball, like in a line-out in rugby? Be deadly for the smallish Tyrone lads trying to get a mark.

There's no rule against it. So if you did it and the ref blew it, it'd be interesting to hear his reason and what rule he was invoking.
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« Reply #107 on: April 21, 2017, 01:22:26 PM »
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« Reply #108 on: April 22, 2017, 08:37:49 AM »
Can a few carry a player on his shoulders while he holds the ball high in the air?

This would mean the ball carrier could cover the distance of the pitch without taking any steps and there is no determination on how long it might take to take 4 steps.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2017, 08:58:37 AM by vallankumous »

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« Reply #109 on: April 22, 2017, 09:39:56 AM »
Can you lift a team mate up to catch the ball, like in a line-out in rugby? Be deadly for the smallish Tyrone lads trying to get a mark.

There's no rule against it. So if you did it and the ref blew it, it'd be interesting to hear his reason and what rule he was invoking.

If that's the case, could a player be lifted up to sit/stand on the crossbar to prevent a winning point?

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« Reply #110 on: April 22, 2017, 10:23:52 AM »
Are there any transgender players within the GAA? Do the GAA rules address gender fluidity at all?

I know there have been several high profile cases in other sports which caused controversy.

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« Reply #111 on: April 22, 2017, 11:41:57 AM »
Are there any transgender players within the GAA? Do the GAA rules address gender fluidity at all?

I know there have been several high profile cases in other sports which caused controversy.

I wonder then, if Northern counties will have to have a percentage of their starting 15 made up of such players, to fall in line with Fair Employment/Equality legislation?

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« Reply #112 on: April 22, 2017, 10:25:12 PM »
Can a few carry a player on his shoulders while he holds the ball high in the air?

This would mean the ball carrier could cover the distance of the pitch without taking any steps and there is no determination on how long it might take to take 4 steps.

Or how long will a player in possession stand absolutely still before a ref gives a free against him?

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« Reply #113 on: April 22, 2017, 10:39:51 PM »
Can a few carry a player on his shoulders while he holds the ball high in the air?

This would mean the ball carrier could cover the distance of the pitch without taking any steps and there is no determination on how long it might take to take 4 steps.

Or how long will a player in possession stand absolutely still before a ref gives a free against him?

So we're just pretending not to know the rules now

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« Reply #114 on: April 22, 2017, 10:54:44 PM »
Can a few carry a player on his shoulders while he holds the ball high in the air?

This would mean the ball carrier could cover the distance of the pitch without taking any steps and there is no determination on how long it might take to take 4 steps.

Or how long will a player in possession stand absolutely still before a ref gives a free against him?

So we're just pretending not to know the rules now

From the "Important Terms and Definitions" part of the rulebook, in case anyone was wondering:

13. OVERCARRY
To take more than four steps while holding the ball in the hand(s).

14. OVERHOLD
To hold the ball longer than is required to take four steps.


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« Reply #115 on: April 22, 2017, 11:11:37 PM »
Could this thread be made a sticky?
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« Reply #116 on: April 23, 2017, 10:42:55 AM »
Can you lift a team mate up to catch the ball, like in a line-out in rugby? Be deadly for the smallish Tyrone lads trying to get a mark.

There's no rule against it. So if you did it and the ref blew it, it'd be interesting to hear his reason and what rule he was invoking.

If that's the case, could a player be lifted up to sit/stand on the crossbar to prevent a winning point?

Can't believe Jimmy McGuinness didn't try it.
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« Reply #117 on: April 23, 2017, 12:30:55 PM »
14. OVERHOLD
To hold the ball longer than is required to take four steps.

This is the type of shyte that make the Offical Guide a laugh. If you're standing still, the time to take four steps is infinity. If they mean the time required to take four steps if you weren't standing still, what sort of nonsense is that? If your imaginary steps (that you're not taking, remember) were running-flat-out steps, the time to take four of them might be 0.75 of a second. But the referee might be imagining walking steps, as the rules don't tell him otherwise. Four of those might take 3 seconds.
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« Reply #118 on: April 23, 2017, 09:54:36 PM »
14. OVERHOLD
To hold the ball longer than is required to take four steps.

This is the type of shyte that make the Offical Guide a laugh. If you're standing still, the time to take four steps is infinity. If they mean the time required to take four steps if you weren't standing still, what sort of nonsense is that? If your imaginary steps (that you're not taking, remember) were running-flat-out steps, the time to take four of them might be 0.75 of a second. But the referee might be imagining walking steps, as the rules don't tell him otherwise. Four of those might take 3 seconds.

Be a lot easier if they said 4 seconds...

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« Reply #119 on: April 23, 2017, 10:58:49 PM »

You'd get a lot more than 4 steps in 4 seconds