What is Gaelic Football?


Gaelic Football is the most popular of the Gaelic games and is played by teams of 15 on a rectangular grass pitch with H-shaped goals at each end.

It is played with a round ball and both hands and feet are used to control and pass the ball.

The primary objective is to score by driving the ball through or over the goals. If the ball is sent over 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.

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