Rob Carroll

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Armagh versus Tyrone in the McKenna Cup. Photograph: Philip McGowan/Inpho

Central Council’s decision on Saturday to abandon an experimental rule restricting footballers to three successive hand passes wasn’t long being imple(...)

A player who receives a  black card is punished by  10 minutes in the sin-bin rather than automatic substitution by a replacement. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The restriction on the hand-pass is teetering on the brink of rejection at Saturday’s meeting of the GAA’s Central Council at Croke Park. It has also(...)

Dublin’s Callum Pearson and James McEntee of Meath compete for possession during their O’Byrne Cup semi-final last Saturday. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

It’s early in the year for a meeting of such consequence but this Saturday the GAA’s Central Council have to decide on the future of the experimental (...)

Declan Bonner: “It’s crazy, I don’t know how 10 men can sit around a table and come up with the three handpass rule. They can’t have much to do,” says the Donegal manager.  Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Very little tweaks the noses of Official GAA more bitterly than talking about the disconnect between Croke Park and the rest of the association. Noth(...)

David Hassan, chair of the Standing Committee on Playing Rules: “I’d be disappointed if the views of the committee were simply founded on opinion or individual, personal experience.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The GAA’s highly regarded (sold out, again) annual Games Development Conference gets under way this weekend in Croke Park, and there may be particular(...)

Rob Carroll in Tullamore in 2013 setting up to record Kildare’s statistics. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“Do players get a say in these rules? Some absolute ridiculous decisions . . .why change the game based on one or two bad matches? The #GAA has lost i(...)

Stephen Cluxton takes a free for Dublin.  Rob Carroll says 30 metres or less from goal “other than if a player is one on one with the keeper . . the upside of a foul is non-existent.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“The GAA is hush hush; nobody will tell you what they’re doing,” said Kerry football analyst Paudie McCarthy. That’s no surprise. It’s in the n(...)