Having been trialled in Higher Education League action, it will come into effect from January 1st
The introduction of the mark will come into effect at the beginning of next year having already been trialled in Higher Education matches.
From January 1st, the rule will be enforced and will be used during all National League games through to the Club Championships and All-Ireland series over the summer.
According to GAA.ie, the exact rule will read: "When a player catches the ball cleanly from a kick-out without it touching the ground, on or past the 45m line nearest the kick-out 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".
Motion 41 to allow the mark to be introduced passed through Congress in February of this year after reaching the two-thirds majority needed to be instated.
Elsewhere, the GAA have also confirmed a 2017 'Fixtures Masterplan' for the upcoming year following their Central Council meeting last Saturday.
They have agreed the following points:
They also announced details of the return of the International Rules Series next year, which will be held in Australia.