Monday, November 9, 2015

What are the rules of Gaelic football ?

Gaelic football (Peil, Peil Ghaelach Caid or Irish) is the most popular sport in Ireland. If the game looks like a mixture of rugby and football, it is less violent than the last, since the plating and the tackle is prohibited. The rules are simple and offer more freedom to the attacking team. This is a totally amateur sport, and each player can only play for one team in his life, that of the county where it originated.

Gaelic football is one of four Gaelic sports run by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), which is the largest association in Ireland both the number of its members by its influence. This sport is based on strict rules of amateurism. The sporty top is the championship final inter-counties (the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship). This sport is descended from an ancient form of soccer practiced in Ireland known as Caid of which can be traced from 1537 and whose modernization of the rules (still in effect today) dating from 1887.

Gaelic football is played by teams of 15 players on a rectangular field with H-shaped goals mingling rugby goals for their high form and those of football for the bottom. The first objective is to score points by sending a kick boxing or the ball into the opposing goal. The team with the highest scores at the end of the match wins.

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