Three motions receive approval by delegates
GAA Convention 2016
Of the fifteen motions tabled only three received the approval of the 245 delegates present.
*That the current rules for the regarding of players for Championship 2017 in both codes be replaced with the rules for the re-grading of players as they existed for championship 2015.
*Players are not graded for championship until after Round 2. First and second fifteens submitted for league are not permitted to play at the grade below for championship.
*That the Junior A and Junior B championship be amalgamated and run as Junio A championship at District level.
Winners qualify for county semi-finals. Where a club would have two teams in the competition, the 'A' team would play first and status would be determined as pertains at present in other grades of championship. Relevant rules/bye laws to be amended/deleted.
* That a players championship status in any given year be unaffected by his first appearance at a higher grade of championship in that year, if that appearance in the higher grade is as a second half substitute.
*The minor grade be changed to U-17 with all minor and adult competitions to be played simultaneously without effecting each other.
'That the county revert to the traditional method of appointing captains and vice-captains of all adult county teams.
'Only if the county champions have no representative on the team, management appoint the captain or vice-captain from outside the county champions.
*A minimum fitness level and exam result is set for all referees to determine which level of competition they are eligible to officiate. Same to be set by committee.
*That the GPA is recognised as the official representative to senior inter-county players, be amended that the GAA accepts the right of players to have an official voice as the most visible and active group in our Association.
Also that the Club Players' Association is recognised as the official representative body for club players at all grades eligible to play for adults teams.
A detailed motion relating to the Urban Transfer for Wexford town clubs was also carried.