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Clock-hooter system voted in for 2014 GAA senior inter-county championship games

84.2% of delegates at GAA Congress this morning voted in favour of the motion.

Delegates at GAA Congress.
Delegates at GAA Congress.
Image: ©INPHO/Tommy Grealy

GAA DELEGATES HAVE voted this morning by an overwhelming margin to introduce a clock-hooter system for senior inter-county championship games in hurling and football.

84.2% of delegates voted in favour at 2014 GAA Congress in Croke Park with 15.8% of delegates voting against the motion.

The motion was number 3 on the agenda and read in full:

“A public time-clock shall be used at Croke Park and in all Grounds used for the Provincial and All-Ireland Series Senior Football and Hurling Championship Games, the latter for the Sam Maguire and Liam McCarthy Cups.”

The clock-hooter system was trialled for the first time yesterday at the Sigerson Cup semi-finals at Queen’s University in Belfast.

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