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GAA confirms commitment to International Rules

SportBy Sean McGoldrick
Ireland will face Australia in a two-match series in 2017
Ireland will face Australia in a two-match series in 2017

THE GAA has announced that there will be no international Rules game against Australia this year but a two match series will take place in Australia in 2017.

It has also been confirmed in the GAA statement that the two Associations have committed to a further two-game series in Ireland as well as exploring the adaption of the game for an exhibition series in United States in the future.

GAA President Aogan O Fearghaill explained that it was not possible to organise a two game series in Australia in 2016 but he said the GAA were committed to three series including the proposed exhibition game in the US.

The GAA has also announced that the Hawkeye scoring detection system will be used for the first time in Thurles for the Munster championship hurling clash between Tipperary and Cork on May 22.