Football

Gaelic Football is a field game which has developed as a distinct game similar to the progression of Australian Rules 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.