Gaelic football


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Gaelic football

n
1. (Soccer) an Irish game played with 15 players on each side and goals resembling rugby posts with a net on the bottom part. Players are allowed to kick, punch, and bounce the ball and attempt to get it over the bar or in the net
2. (Rugby) an Irish game played with 15 players on each side and goals resembling rugby posts with a net on the bottom part. Players are allowed to kick, punch, and bounce the ball and attempt to get it over the bar or in the net

Gaelic football

- A rough, football-like game mainly played in Ireland with 15 players to each side with the object of punching, dribbling, or kicking the ball into a goal.
See also related terms for kick.
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But there is an alternative, and Sky's weekly highlights package of gaelic football and hurling action has become this summer's must-see here at Sports Betting.
IF you're a cop or a soldier and you just can't wait for the day you can officially play Gaelic Football anywhere in Ireland, then you're made of stern stuff.
He revealed: "I spent a week at Wolves and all I did was play Gaelic football.
He is the son of a dockworker from the north side of Dublin, played Gaelic football and soccer as a youngster, then became one of the best goal-scorers in England.
BY PAT NOLAN In Melbourne FINIAN HANLEY reckons that phasing some of the laws of the International Rules into Gaelic football would save the game from descending into glorified basketball.
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The Listowel superstar highlighted the ease with which GAA players adapt to the oval ball, a privilege that Kennelly himself didn't have, when he defected to Australian rules from Gaelic football a decade ago.
A CITY primary school celebrated Easter early by winning a national Gaelic football competition.
But the Hoops faithful can relax - they won't have to fear their new star ballooning the ball over the bar as allowed in Gaelic football.
But Graham Taylor made an amazing boob by asking the 22-year-old to spend his week playing Gaelic football.
Navy (5-1): In Dublin, Ireland's Croke Park stadium, the home of Gaelic football and hurling, the ``Shamrock Classic'' feature the Irish and Midshipmen for the 70th straight meeting.
Gaelic Football is a different game to rugby, with the twisting, the turning, the quick spinning - the sheer pressure of contortion.