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What is Gaelic Football?

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Gaelic FootballGaelic Football is the most popular of the Gaelic games and is played on a rectangular grass pitch with H-shaped goals at each end. Our game is high octane, full of speed, precision, accuracy and intensity.

It is played with a round ball and both hands and feet are used to control and pass the ball. There are 15 players on each team, with only 1 referee.

The primary objective is to score by driving the ball through or over the goals. If the ball is sent over the bar of the goals, this equates to One Point. If it goes under bar, into the goalmouth, this equates to Three Points.

The team with the highest score at the end of the match wins.

The female version of the game is known as Ladies’ Gaelic football and is very similar to the men’s game, with just a few minor rule changes. The Ladies Gaelic Football Association was founded in 1974. Since then, Ladies Gaelic Football claims to be the fastest growing team sport in Europe. In 2018, the All-Ireland Ladies Football Final held in Croke Park was the largest female attended sporting event in the world for that year, with 50,141 people in attendance. In 2019, this figure rose to 56,114 people in attendance.

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