Gaelic football is a form of football, played mainly in Ireland. Along with Hurling, it is the most popular sport in Ireland. The games history goes back to 1537, but the modern game came into place in 1887.
Gaelic football is played with two teams that have 15 players each on a rectangular grass pitch with H-shaped goals at each end. The main goal is to score by kicking, hitting or throwing the ball in the opponents goal. The team that has the most goals at the end is the winner.
Players run the ball up the pitch using a combination of Carrying and “Soloing” (Gently dropping the ball and kicking it back up), kicking it or passing it by hand to your teammates.
- Picking up the ball directly from the ground.
- Throw the ball.
- Run 4 steps without a prop, moving or “soloing” the ball (dropping and kicking the ball back up).
- Drop the ball twice.
- Hand the ball over the opponent’s head and run round to retrieve the ball.
- Hand the ball into the goal (it can be hit in from the air).
- Changing hand (throwing the ball left to right, and vice versa).
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