Rule Change

The following Rule change which was passed at Congress becomes operative on the 14th May 
and is to be implemented in all competitions. 

Hurling and Football

An additional Power of the Referee has been added as follows:

“To consult, on a needs basis, with a linesman or umpire(s) – where neutral – in order
to establish matters of fact. In the case of the Umpires, this shall include consultation
concerning the validity of a score when the Referee is in doubt”.

This rule change gives the referee power to consult with the linemen and umpires and
will be particularly relevant in the adjudication on “square balls”.



01-May-12 by Colette Fox – PRO