Connacht GAA chiefs have introduced a ?Golden score? rule for the Ireland West Airport.com Hurling Cup, which begins this Saturday with all four quarter-finals up for decision.
The Connacht Council has made history with the introduction of the new rule – extra-time will be played in the event of a draw, but if there is still parity at the conclusion of added-time then the game will be won by the team that scores first in the next period of play.
?The tie will be won by the team that gets the next score, regardless whether it is a goal or a point,? said Connacht council secretary John Prenty.
The change in the rulebook has been introduced to ensure the competition keeps to its schedule, particularly as the final, in London, is penned in for February 4th, just two weeks before the NHL begins.
GMIT meet a Galway Development side called the Maroon Stars at Pearse Stadium on Saturday. Elsewhere, Roscommon travel to Ballinode to take on Sligo IT, Mayo clash with Sligo at Ballina and in Ballinamore Leitrim face NUIG.
11-Jan-06 by www.gaa.ie