Author: Tomas O'

New Gaelic Football Rules for 2020

It’s a new season of Gaelic Football and the GAA has passed new playing rules for 2020 at their special congress meeting in October. These rules will be implemented across all level of Gaelic Football for the new year. We will take you through each rule and explain so you know what to expect to see in the coming days. The four new rules are explained in detail below:

Advance Mark

The main reason on why this rule was brought in was to encourage long kicking. The ball has to be kicked from on or inside the 45m line. It must also be kicked a distance of 20m for an advance mark to be rewarded. A mark is rewarded to the player after a player puts his hand up in the air. The player has 15 seconds to kick the ball.

An advance mark can also be got in the large rectangle. However, according to the player would have to got back to the 13m line to take the kick. The player has the option to play on but the opposition can then tackle.

Mark from kick-out 

The reason this rule has been implemented is to encourage players/goalkeepers to kick the ball further for a kick-out. Short kick outs have become a thing but this rule is hoping to stop this. The mark from a kick out encourages players to make a clean catch where a mark can then be claimed. This however has to be past the 45m line. A mark is awarded by putting hand up in the air.

Sin Bin 

The main reason why the sin bin rule will be implemented in the 2020 season is to stop cynical fouling and cynical play. Where a black card is now issued, the player will be sin binned for 10 minutes. According to the GAA website the 10 minute period will start when the game restarts. A player can only return when granted permission by the referee.


The kick out has to be taken from the 20m line. This can’t be kicked backwards. states that all players have to be outside the 20m line and 13m away from the ball until its kicked.

These four rules can only improve the game in my opinion. It is up to players to buy into it now in the national league. I personally think the sin bin rule is a fantastic idea. It will stop cynical fouling for sure. Let’s hope the new playing rules for 2020 work for the good of the game !


Club GAA 2020- List of all Hurling, Football, and Camogie county champions

Club GAA 2020 – We have the list of all 32 county Hurling, Football, and Camogie county champions. 

It’s the business end of the Club Championships across the country. Championships that have not already finished are nearing their conclusion. Otherwise, a winner has already been crowned. Here are the winners and remainders of the Senior Championships county by county.


Football Championship: Cargin

Hurling Championship: Dunloy Cuchullains

Ladies’ Football Championship: Naomh Pól are in the Ulster semi-final.

Camogie Championship: Loughgiel


Football Championship: Maghery Sean MacDiarmada

Hurling Championship: Middletown

Ladies’ Football Championship: Armagh Harps

Camogie Championship: St. Brenda’s Ballymacnab


Football Championship: Semi-finals; Éire Óg vs Mt Leinster Rangers, Rathvilly GAA vs Palatine/O’Hanrahan’s.

Hurling Championship: Mt Leinster Rangers

Ladies’ Football Championship: Old Leighlin

Camogie Championship: Myshall 


Football Championship: Final Replay; Crosserlough v Kingscourt Stars (Saturday October 3rd, 5pm).

Hurling Championship: Mullahoran St Joseph’s

Ladies’ Football: Lacken

Camogie Championship: Crosserlough


Football Championship: Kilmurry Ibrickane

Hurling Championship: Sixmilebridge

Ladies’ Football: Banner

Camogie Championship: Inagh Kilmona


Football Championship: Semi-Finals; Nemo Rangers, Castlehaven, Duhallow, Newcestown or St Finbarrs.

Hurling Championship: Final; Glen Rovers vs Blackrock (Sunday 4th October, 4pm).

Ladies’ Football: West Cork

Camogie Championship: Courcey Rovers


Football Championship: Final; O’Donovan Rossa vs Slaughtneil (Sunday 4th October, 4.30pm).

Hurling Championship: Slaughtneil

Ladies’ Football: Steelstown

Camogie Championship: Final: Slaughtneil vs Swatragh (replay, TBC)


Football Championship: Final: Kilcar vs Naomh Conaill (TBC).

Hurling Championship: Final: Setanta vs St. Eunan’s (Saturday October 3rd).

Ladies’ Football: Glenfin 


Football Championship: Kilcoo

Hurling Championship: St. Patrick’s Portaferry

Ladies’ Football: Bredagh

Camogie Championship: Clonduffs


Football Championship: Ballymun Kickhams

Hurling Champions: Cuala

Ladies’ Football: Foxrock Cabinteely

Camogie Championship: St. Jude’s


Football Championship: Ederney St Joseph’s

Ladies’ Football: Kinawley 


Football Championship: Final; Moycullen vs Mountbellew/Moylough (Sunday October 4th, 4pm).

Hurling Championship: Final; Turloughmore vs St Thomas’ (Sunday October 4th, 2pm).

Ladies’ Football: Kilkerrin/Clonberne

Camogie Championship: Final; Sarsfields vs Ardrahan (Postponed, TBC).


Football Championship: East Kerry

Hurling Championship: Kilmoyley

Ladies’ Football: Rathmore


Football Championship: Final; Moorefield vs Athy (Saturday October 3rd, 4.30pm).

Hurling Championship: Group Stages

Ladies’ Football: Eadestown

Camogie Championship: Semi-Finals; Celbridge vs Clane, Naas vs Johnstownbridge (Sunday October 4th).


Football Championship: Quarter-Finals

Hurling Championship: Ballyhale Shamrocks

Ladies’ Football: Kilkenny City

Camogie Championship: Thomastown


Football Championship: Quarter-Finals

Hurling Championship: Final; Clough/Ballacolla vs Borris in Ossary Kilcotton

Ladies’ Football: Portlaoise

Camogie Championship: O’Moore’s


Football Championship: Mohill

Hurling Championship: Final; Carrick Hurling vs Cluainín Iomaí (Saturday October 3rd, 3.30pm).

Ladies’ Football: Glencar Manorhamilton


Football Championship: Final; Adare vs Ballyanders (Sunday October 4th, 2pm).

Hurling Championship: Na Piarsaigh

Ladies’ Football: St. Ailbes

Camogie Championship: Kileedy 


Football Championship: Semi-Finals stage (postponed)

Hurling Championship: Final; Wolfe Tones vs Longford Slashers (Cancelled, with no date to play arranged).

Ladies’ Football: Longford Slashers


Football Championship: Naomh Mairtin

Hurling Championship: Final; St. Fechin’s vs Knockbridge (Saturday October 3rd, 3pm).

Ladies’ Football: Geraldines

Camogie Championship: St. Brides


Football Championship: Knockmore

Hurling Championship: Ballyhaunis

Ladies’ Football: Carnacon


Football Championship: Final; Gaeil Colmcille vs Ratoath (Sunday October 4th, 2.15pm).

Hurling Championship: Final; Ratoath vs Trim (Sunday October 11th, 3pm).

Ladies’ Football: Dunboyne

Camogie Championship: Kilmessan


Football Championship: Scotstown

Hurling Championship: Castleblayney

Ladies’ Football: Donaghmoyne


Football Championship: Final; Rhode vs Tullamore (Sunday October 4th, 4pm).

Hurling Championship: Final; St. Rynagh’s vs Kilcormac Killoughey (Sunday October 11th, 4pm).

Ladies’ Football: Naomh Ciaran

Camogie Championship: St. Rynagh’s


Football Championship: St. Brigid’s

Hurling Championship: Padraig Pearses

Ladies’ Football: Kilbride

Camogie Championship: Athleague


Football Championship: Tourlestrane

Hurling Championship: Easkey

Ladies’ Football: Geevagh


Football Championship: Clonmel Commercials

Hurling Championship: Kiladangan

Ladies’ Football: Cahir

Camogie Championship: Drom and Inch


Football Championship: Dungannon Thomas Clarke’s

Hurling Championship: Éire Óg Carrickmore

Ladies’ Football: St Macartans

Camogie Championship: Final; Eglish vs Derrylaughan Kevin Barry’s (Postponed)


Football Championship: Final; Rathgormack vs Abbeyside Ballinacourty/Nire-Fourmilewater

Hurling Championship: Ballygunner

Ladies’ Football: Ballymacarbry

Camogie Championship: Gailltír


Football Championship: St. Loman’s Mullingar

Hurling Championship: Final; Castletown Geoghegan vs Clonkill (Sunday October 4th, 4pm).

Ladies’ Football: St. Mary’s

Camogie Championship: Raharney


Football Championship: Final; Starlights vs Castletown Liam Mellows (Sunday October 4th, 1.30pm).

Hurling Championship: Shelmaliers

Ladies’ Football: Shelmaliers

Camogie Championship: Final; HWH Bunclody vs Buffers Alley (Sunday October 4th, 2pm).


Football Championship: Baltinglass

Hurling Championship: Bray Emmets

Ladies’ Football: Tinahely

Camogie Championship: Knockananna

This weekends Gaelic Football and Hurling fixtures

Here is the list of Gaelic Football and hurling fixtures that are taking place this weekend all around Ireland.

Sunday 4 October

Wexford Football Final
Starlights v Castletown, Wexford Park, 1.30pm Preview and live score commentary

Galway Hurling Final
St Thomas v Turloughmore, Kenny Park, 2pm Preview and live score commentary

Meath Football Final
Gaeil Colmcille v Ratoath, Pairc Tailteann, 2.15pm – TG4 Preview and live score commentary

Limerick Football Final
Adare v Ballylanders, Gaelic Grounds, 2pm

Galway Football Final
Mountbellew-Moylough v Moycullen, Pearse Stadium, 4pm Preview and live score commentary

Offaly Football Final
Rhode v Tullamore, O’Connor Park, 4pm

Cork Hurling Final
Blackrock v Glen Rovers,  Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 4pm – TG4 Preview and live score commentary

Westmeath Hurling Final
Castletown-Geoghegan v Clonkill, TEG Cusack Park, 4pm

Longford Hurling Final
Longford Slashers v Wolfe Tones, Pearse Park, 4pm

Derry Football Final
Magherafelt v Slaughtneil, Celtic Park, 4.30pm Preview and live score commentary

Upcoming Games

Ulster Championship
St. Tiernach's Park, Clones

Joe McDonagh Cup Hurling
Cusack Park

Netwatch, Cullen Park

Munster Championship
Semple Stadium, Tipperary

Leinster Championship
Croke Park, Dublin

Leinster Championship
Croke Park, Dublin

Munster Championship
Walsh Park, Waterford,

Munster Championship
Semple Stadium, Tipperary

Connacht Championship
MacHale Park, Castlebar

Leinster Championship
Wexford Park

Leinster Championship
Gaelic Grounds , Drogheda

Leinster Championship
O'Connor Park, Páirc O Conaire

Leinster Championship
Chadwicks Wexford Park - Wexford

Ulster Championship
Celtic Park, Derry

Munster Championship
Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork

Ulster Championship
St. Josephs GAC, Glenavy, Antrim

Ulster Championship
Brewster Park, Enniskillen


Live GAA Scores

Warning – All fixtures per county website, please go to the county website as changes of time and venues can happen up to throw in. Live GAA Scores are brought to you by SportsNewsIRELAND

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Weekend GAA betting Advice

Last updated on Sep 7th, 2020 at 19:22

We will have GAA betting advice for live matches on this page every weekend, we will look at team news, weather, and form to help with our selections. 

Sunday  16th August 

Kilruane McDonaghs v LoughmoreLive on TG4 2:30pm


Back Loughmore (-1) at 11/8 with PaddyPower


Both clubs are sitting on two points in Group 3, a win secures a place in the quarter-finals, but from talking to some people in Tipperary they think Loughmore are the better placed to gain the win in Semple Stadium today. This should be a real shootout so expect a very entertaining match.


Loughmore win by 2pts