Both officials and players are struggling to get used to the new rule which allows no more than three consecutive hand passes is proving difficult to implement, with the Tyrone v Derry McKenna Cup semi-final on Sunday a case in point.
Monaghan will be without All Star nominee Niall Kearns and Kieran Hughes for a sizeable chunk of the spring, with Kearns ruled out of the entire Allianz League campaign as he recovers from a heart operation.
The GAA has announced that it has reached agreement with eir sport and RTÉ that will see four Allianz League games being simulcast by the two broadcasters this spring while RTÉ will also begin broadcasting games from the AIB Club Championships. T
Intermediate Referee of Year - Well done to David Hurson who will receive his intermediate referee of the year award this Friday night the 11th of January at the Monaghan GAA Awards night in the Four Seasons Hotel.
"It's actually curtailing goal opportunities, about eight or nine different times in the match it curtailed good movement, good flowing moves. Is that improving the game of football? I think it's a waste of time and I've said it all along."