McGeeney rules!

KILDARE boss Kieran McGeeney will sit on the newly formed Standing Rules Committee in Croke Park.

KILDARE boss Kieran McGeeney will sit on the newly formed Standing Rules Committee in Croke Park.

The Armagh man is one of two inter county managers, the other being Kilkenny’s Brian Coady, on the new committee that will have the power to bring motions before Central Council at the end of each year, motions that can then go before Congress.

Currently changes to playing rules are only allowed every five years but the new committee will change this.

Also on the committee are Donal Og Cusack and Dessie Farrell, representing the GPA, Armagh man Jarlath Burns and Ger Hickey from Clare, CCC chair Seamus Woods, Frank Murphy, Chairman of the Rules Committee, plus president Christy Cooney and Director General Paraic Duffy.

Meanwhile, McGeeney will have to go in search of a new selector after it emerged that Aidan O’Rourke resigned last week.

The Armagh man cited travelling and family commitments as the reason for stepping down.

“It’s exclusively down to travel. I have a young family, my kids are three and five plus I work in Belfast. I was spending five hours driving a day. I left home at 7am and wouldn’t be back until 11.30pm,” admitted O’Rourke.