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  1. Gaelic football (Irish: peil ghaelach) is a form of football played mainly in Ireland where it is the most popular sport.
  2. Gaelic football is the most popular sport in Ireland, attendance at matches in the senior championship in the summer can reach 70,000 or more.
  3. Gaelic football is the most popular sport of Ireland in both participation and spectator numbers. (Web site)
  4. Gaelic football is the most popular of the Gaelic games and is played by teams of 15 on a rectangular grass pitch with H-shaped goals at each end.
  5. Gaelic football is the most popular sport in Northern Ireland with the counties of Tyrone and Armagh forming part of the 'Big Three' (along with Kerry).

Winning All-Ireland Medals

  1. Apart from his political record Lynch was a national sporting hero, winning All-Ireland medals in hurling and Gaelic football.

Showing Gaelic Football

  1. Most of TG4's viewership, however, tends to come from showing Gaelic football, hurling and rugby matches, and also films in English.

Gaelic Football Club

  1. Trumera GAA club is a hurling and gaelic football club in County Laois, Ireland. (Web site)

Gaelic Football Star

  1. A successful hurling and gaelic football star, Jack Lynch (full name: John Mary Lynch) (1917-1999) was the fourth Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland.


  1. Lynch also played Gaelic football with his local club St. Nicholas' and with the Cork senior inter-county team from 1936 until 1946. (Web site)


  1. There were pronounced similarities between Wills's game and Gaelic football (as it would be codified in 1887).


  1. Games of hurling and Gaelic football were occasionally sponsored by the Christian Brothers schools in Boksburg and Pretoria well into the 1950s. (Web site)


  1. Lynch was also a successful hurling and Gaelic football star, winning All-Ireland medals for both sports.

Rugby League

  1. Gaelic football and rugby league have very small, albeit growing numbers of adherents.

Rugby Football

  1. His subjects include horse racing, rugby football, hurling and gaelic football. (Web site)

Australian Rules Football

  1. Australian rules football has been influenced by a large number of sports, including Gaelic football, rugby football and cricket. (Web site)


  1. In rural areas, and particularly in the west of Ireland, 'Football' is Gaelic Football and Association Football is only ever referred to as Soccer. (Web site)
  2. Throughout the country a wide variety of sports are played, the most popular being Gaelic football, hurling and camogie, rugby union, soccer and hockey. (Web site)
  3. The local people are said to have a preference for soccer over gaelic football, which is less often the case in many other rural areas.


  1. In 2007 Fermanagh player Darren Graham, who represented the county at both Gaelic football and hurling, temporarily left the sport.


  1. Handball, once very popular in Ireland, has lost much of its popularity over the years to other sports such as Gaelic football and soccer.
  2. Gaelic sports consist of hurling, camogie, and Gaelic football, as well as handball and shinty.
  3. This online home provides information on all Gaelic Athletic Association activities in Leitrim including Gaelic football, hurling, handball and Scór.


  1. Both Hurling and Gaelic football were standardised, albeit that both standardised games bore little resemblance to the original sports such as caid[25].

Gaelic Games

  1. In the United Kingdom, Gaelic games such as Gaelic football and hurling are highly popular in Northern Ireland and have a smaller presence in Great Britain. (Web site)


  1. He took the basic rules of Gaelic football, soccer and rugby and meshed them into a single sport we know today as Australian Rules football.
  2. Throughout the country a wide variety of sports are played, the most popular being Gaelic football, hurling, rugby, soccer and field hockey.
  3. Gaelic Football can be described as a mixture of soccer and rugby, although it predates both of those games.


  1. Cork, Ireland, including gaelic football,hurling, camogie, underage, fixtures & results, club history & news, photo gallery,lotto, committee & sponsors.
  2. Gaelic football and hurling are the national sports of Ireland, administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association and organised on an all-Ireland basis.
  3. Gaelic football and hurling are the most popular sports in Ireland. (Web site)

Popular Sport

  1. The most popular sport in Ireland is Gaelic football, which has more in common with rugby or Australian-rules football than association football.
  2. The second most popular sport in Ireland is hurling, an ancient sport also of Gaelic origin, and shares many of the features of Gaelic football.


  1. In Ireland, football can mean Association Football or Gaelic Football depending on the county.
  2. The first record of Gaelic football is in the Statutes of Galway (1527) which allowed the playing of football but banned hurling. (Web site)
  3. Irish nationalists in Northern Ireland may use "football" for Gaelic football (see above).


  1. The GAA does not hold internationals played according to the rules of either Gaelic football or hurling, however compromise rules have been reached.
  2. In Northern Ireland, GAA - Gaelic football and hurling are popular team sports, both in terms of participation and spectating.
  3. As well as being known as "football", the sport may be referred to as Gaelic football, Gaelic, Gah, or GAA if confusion might otherwise arise with soccer.


  1. Gaelic games are the native sports of Ireland: principally Hurling, Gaelic Football and Camogie. (Web site)
  2. Sport is intensely important to the people of Cork, with Gaelic football, hurling and association football the most popular.
  3. Gaelic football and hurling (GAA) club located on the Northside of Dublin, Ireland.

Gaelic Football

  1. County Tipperary has a strong sporting history and is home to the Gaelic Games of Hurling, Gaelic Football, Camogie and Handball.
  2. Ireland has a vast selection of sports, of which the most popular and supported ones are Gaelic football, Hurling, Soccer and Rugby.
  3. Covers rugby, soccer, golf, GAA, hurling, Gaelic football, ladies football, camogie, snooker, and other sports. (Web site)


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