Football

Gaelic Football is played on a pitch up to 145m long and 90m wide. The goalposts are the same shape as on a rugby pitch, with the crossbar lower than in rugby and slightly higher than in soccer. The ball used in Gaelic Football 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. The ball may not be bounced twice in a row. Points are scored when the ball goes over the crossbar or into the net by foot or hand/fist. One point is scored for a ball over the crossbar. A ball in the net is equivalent to a goal and is worth three points.