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Water breaks to go this week

Tuesday 25th January 2022

The GAA’s Central Competitions Controls Committee (CCCC) is expected to recommend the end of the use of water breaks ahead of the start of the Allianz Football League this weekend.

Water breaks were introduced in the early stages of the pandemic to allow players to drink from their own clearly marked bottle halfway through the first and second halves of games. But following the lifting of Covid restrictions last weekend, water breaks are set to go and 'maor uisces' will return.

The move will be welcomed by those who felt that water breaks were a 'momentum breaker' in games, while many coaches used the break in play to give team talks and make tactical changes.