Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gaelic Football

Gaelic Football is a game made up of 15 people, on a rectangular grass pitched field. The objective of the game is to score points by passing the ball through the other’s goal. The Positions are quite similar to soccer, which is a Goalkeeper, Six backs, Two midfielders, Six Forwards, with a variable number of subs.

This game is most popular in Ireland, infact in 2011 the All-Ireland Senior Championship Finals were held in Croke Park, Dublin, which drew an attendance over 80,000. The nicknames for the game are, Caid, Football, and Gaelic.

Apart from Ireland, football is mainly played played amongst members of the Irish Diaspora. In 1887 that was when the first ever game had been played. The game does involve contact, along with it being a single-gender game. It was also a former Olympic Game.

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