The GAA have passed a new rule at Congress. The `Mark` will come into Gaelic Football and will affect the game from January 1st 2017.
The motion to include the `Mark` was voted in by delegates by 68% and aims to increase high fielding in the game.
The new rule means from 2017 on, a player who catches the ball cleanly outside the ‘45’ metre line from a kick-out will be entitled to call a ‘mark’ and take a free kick. Alternatively, he can continue to play on.
The `Mark` is currently used in the International Rules Series against Australia. In which the rules of Gaelic Football and Aussie Rules Football are mixed.
The Mark has not gone done with the majority of Gaelic Football fans and players alike. Aidan O`Shea and Joe Brolly have spoken out against the `Mark`.
One fan has even started a petition to get rid of the rule before it has even come into effect.
Here`s how Twitter reacted to Gaelic Football`s newest rule.