Football Gaelic Sports

Gaelic Football can be described as a mixture of soccer and rugby, although it predates both. Australian Rules football is said to have evolved from Gaelic football.The ball is round and slightly smaller than a soccer ball. It can be carried in the hand for a distance of four steps and can be kicked or "hand-passed", a striking motion with the hand or fist. After every four steps the ball must be either bounced or "solo-ed," an action of dropping the ball onto the foot and kicking it back into the hand. You may not bounce the ball twice in a row. To score, you put the ball over the crossbar by foot or hand/fist for one point or under the crossbar and into the net by foot or the hand/fist in certain circumstances for a goal, the latter being the equivalent of three points.

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  • GAA: Football - Introduction to the game, rules, and fixtures.
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