GAA mark to start January 2017

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It's been confirmed that the mark will feature in Gaelic Football from the 1st of January 2017.

With its introduction, a player can call a mark for a free possession if they catch the ball cleanly over the 45m line from a kick-out.

A new U-17 championship has also been confirmed for 2017.

It'll be played in July and August on a knock out basis with the final played alongside one of the All-Ireland senior and minor semi-finals.

It was also confirmed that the division one semi-finals in the Allianz Football League will be discontinued next year.

More use is to be made of double weekends during the Allianz Leagues when both football and hurling will be played

A decision was also taken to play the U21 hurling final earlier in the year, before the All-Ireland senior hurling final.