Posted by Olive Clerkin
Tuesday 8 January 1991
In the last game of Meath's four game saga with Dublin in 1991, Dublin were awarded a penalty, which Keith Barr took. Mick Lyons ran alongside Barr while he was taking the penalty, and Barr missed. The penalty was never retaken as it should have been. This incident led to GAA changing the pitch markings to include a semi circle exclusion zone around where a player takes a penalty from. No players other than the penalty taker are allowed inside this zone while the penalty is being taken.
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