A new rule has been passed which will stop players who are sixteen-years-old from lining out with their club and county at senior level.
For years talented sixteen-year-olds have turned out for their respective clubs at senior level.
This season St Michael’s underage starlet Michael Langan played regularly for their senior side and started in a number of their club championship matches.
Donegal minor star Michael Carroll from Gaoth Dobhair also played for his club when he was just 16.
While high profile stars like Patrick McBrearty and Michael Murphy lined out for their club when they were sixteen.
In fact the duo also made their senior bow for Donegal at just seventeen years of age.
The Minor Review Workgroup was established to tackle the evidence that teenage GAA players are put under too much stress.
It is expected they’ll make the recommendation to Central Council that the eligibility of playing adult football should be raised by one year from sixteen to seventeen.
It is expected that Central Council will pass the motion proposed by The Minor Review Workgroup.
However, the motion is expected to receive strong criticism from struggling rural clubs who are finding it difficult as it is to field teams due to emigration.