The Gaelic Players Association has asked the GAA to remove a motion on cynical fouling from tomorrow’s remote Congress.
The players’ body is opposed to the introduction of a sin bin and the awarding of a penalty for cynical fouls inside the 20 metre line and its arc.
The GPA wants the motion to be properly debated.
In a note to GPA members, boss Paul Flynn revealed that 70% of inter-county hurlers and 54% of inter-county footballers who were surveyed on the matter did not support the motion.
“We have written to the GAA director-general Tom Ryan today requesting that motion 20 on Saturday’s GAA congress clár is deferred until the special congress later in the year. This is the motion that purports to deal with cynical play,” the note said.
The cynical play motion calls for a sin-bin and a penalty puck or kick to be awarded if a cynical foul is committed to an attacking player inside a 20m semi-circular arc.
The offense must be one that is deemed to prevent a goal-scoring opportunity.