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Yellow sliotars for championship!

  • 10-12-2019 12:40pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,788 ✭✭✭ big_drive
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    Really interesting to see yellow sliotars to be introduced in next year’s championship.

    I think it could be a great move. Think it’s been scientifically proven in the case of tennis and golf that people found it easier for people to follow the ball. For a fast sport like hurling this should be a huge positive

    Plus it probably means there will finally be a regulated ball so everyone is using the same.
    Presume it will eventually stop balls being produced for as little as €3 in Pakistan and other countries

    Also there was mention of a chip being placed in ball, presume this can be linked to Hawkeye etc to aid with score detection etc


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,705 ✭✭✭ shmeee
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    big_drive wrote: »
    Presume it will eventually stop balls being produced for as little as €3 in Pakistan and other countries

    Can they not just change the leather to a yellow colour?

    Majority of manufactures import their Sliothars anyway from Pakistan.

    O'Neills aren't saints themselves, only actual match gear has to be manufactured in Ireland. They can import the rest.

    Why would it be good to stop clubs getting Sliothars at reasonable price, it's a huge cost to any club.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,856 ✭✭✭ Joeface
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    big_drive wrote: »
    Plus it probably means there will finally be a regulated ball so everyone is using the same.
    Presume it will eventually stop balls being produced for as little as €3 in Pakistan and other countries

    There is only one Silotar manufacture left making them in Ireland. All the rest of them are imported from pakistan they are not going to suddenly stop that cause the colour changed . There is regulation of sort on them already , Size and weight . Not all are championship approved .

    Other thing is they actually tried all of this in the late ninites with the Different colours on the ball . There was not real advantage in play with them . Only in extreme conditions ..and we dont play in snow . May be in fog .


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,788 ✭✭✭ big_drive
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    Under floodlights i presume they would be better for players to track , especially goalkeepers


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,569 ✭✭✭ garv123
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    It'll also help umpires when the ball passes close to the post.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,788 ✭✭✭ big_drive
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    garv123 wrote: »
    It'll also help umpires when the ball passes close to the post.

    That’s a good point. As now you’d have a white ball passing a white post , the different colour should help some bit


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,207 ✭✭✭ Sterling Archer
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    The way I see it you have 3 people views on this
    Those who think its just another way to improve the game for people watch, officiating and playing the game
    Those who think it's a neat idea but only for night and poor weather games
    And those who'd answer a faster horse

    I think it's a great idea anything to make the game more enjoyable for all those involved in it


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