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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They will be backed up by Gaelic football club Brothers Pearse GAA, the Huddersfield Irish Centre, St Patrick's Club, St Patrick's School, the University of Huddersfield University, representatives of campaign group Hands off HRI and St Patrick leading his followers, including such legendary Irish figures as Molly Malone and the leprechauns.
Ogbene has a background in Gaelic football and he believes that helped toughen him up for the rigours of the League of Ireland and now the Championship.
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ST Finbarrs Under 10s Gaelic football team are ready to take their training to the next level - after the winning sponsorship from the Positive Youth Foundation.
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RUGBY union is getting too much like Gaelic football and Aussie Rules, and less and less like Rugby League.
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The gesture is a tribute to his former Gaelic football coach Coley Folan who suffered a fatal heart attack in July, 2013.
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