The yellow card change up for debate at GAA Special Congress on October 4 is heading for a heavy defeat after Leinster counties shot down the idea at a meeting on Tuesday evening.
Congress will discuss a proposal which would see yellow-carded players being replaced by substitutes for the rest of the game but the suggestion received a chilly reaction from County Board chairmen and secretaries at a specially-convened provincial council gathering.
One delegate revealed: "There’s a fear that all referees don’t officiate in the same way, so what constitutes a yellow card for one might not be a yellow with the other."
Another proposal to curtail the preparation time for minor and U-21 teams to six weeks was also opposed.
The delegate added: "That’s not seen as sufficient time to prepare any team. Kildare’s Glen Ryan remarked recently that he would not be involved with any team given just five or six weeks to prepare and the feeling among the smaller counties is that it would seriously affect preparations for meeting a stronger county."