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Clubs seek clarity on home & away strips

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*Dale Masterson in the St Breckans away strip. Photograph: Burren Eye Photography

A new bye-law on rules regarding home and away strips in the GAA has been put forward by Naomh Eoin.

As per Rule 4 (Equipment) of Treoraí Oifigiúil, “Clubs teams shall wear their registered distinctive colours in inter-club competitions. Where there is a similarity of colours, the teams shall change to their alternative registered colour(s) approved by the County Committee”.

Naomh Eoin added extra detail to the rule with a motion passed at the annual convention of Clare GAA earlier this month. “In the event that the clubs’ respective registered alternative colours are also similar to each other, then the ‘home team’ (in the case of a league or other home/away fixture) shall be entitled to wear their registered colours. In championship games and other games in neutral venues, the first team drawn shall be deemed to be the home team for this purpose”.

Kieran Keating when speaking about the motion said they were keen to see the motion go before Congress “if worthy” and insisted they would “amend the motion if needed”. The motion was seconded without comment from other clubs.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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