The rule was changed at GAA's Congress in Carlow last month
The 'mark' is to enter the GAA's rule book on January 1st, 2017.
Motion 41 passed at last month's congress in Carlow with 68% of the vote. The rule needed a two-thirds majority to pass and did so without major consultation with players.
Once it enters the GAA rulebook, the law shall read as: "When a player catches the ball cleanly from a Kick-Out without it touching the ground, on or past the 45m line nearest the KickOut point, he shall be awarded ‘a Mark’ by the Referee. The player awarded a ‘Mark’ shall have the options of (a) Taking a free kick or (b) Playing on immediately."
Darragh Nelson, Bernard Brogan, Alan Brogan, Paul Flynn and Cian O'Sullivan celebrate winning the 2014 National League. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer
The GAA also confirmed on Saturday afternoon that the Allianz Football League Division 1 semi-finals are to be scrapped from 2017. The semi-finals were re-introduced in 2012 to the National League.
On only one occasion has a team from outside the top two of Division One won the league. That happened in 2014 when Dublin finished fourth but defeated Cork in the Final.