Gaelic football


Gaelic football
noun a type of football played mainly in Ireland, with a goal resembling that used in rugby but having a net attached, the object being to kick or punch the ball into the net or over the crossbar.

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  • Gaelic football — (Irish: Peil , Peil Ghaelach , or Caid ), commonly referred to as football , is a form of football played mainly in Ireland. It is, together with hurling, one of the two most popular spectator sports in Ireland today. [] * Bouncing the ball twice …   Wikipedia

  • Gaelic Football — im Croke Park Gaelic Football (irisch: peil, caid oder peil Ghaelach) ist eine Sportart, welche Elemente des Fußball und Rugby aufweist und hauptsächlich in Irland ausgeübt wird, wo es neben Hurling eine der populärsten einheimischen Sportarten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gaelic football — n [U] a game played in Ireland between two teams of 15 players, using a round ball that can be kicked or hit with the hands …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Gaelic football — noun uncount a game played in Ireland, in which two teams of 15 players try to kick or hit a large round ball into or over a goal in order to score points …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gaelic football — noun Usage: usually capitalized G : football played chiefly in Ireland between teams of 15 players who are permitted to dribble, kick, punt, or punch the ball with the fists but may not throw it or run with it * * * Gaelic football noun A form of …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gaelic football — n [U] a sport played by two teams of 15 players each. They play with a round ball that can be kicked, punched or bounced, but not carried. Points are scored either by kicking the ball into a net or by kicking it over the net between two tall… …   Universalium

  • Gaelic football — noun A form of football played mainly in Ireland …   Wiktionary

  • Gaelic football — /geɪlɪk ˈfʊtbɔl/ (say gaylik footbawl) noun a code of football originating in Ireland, played with teams of 15 players and a round ball, the goalposts having a crossbar below which is a net; points are scored by kicking or punching the ball… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Gaelic football — noun (U) a game played in Ireland between two teams of 15 players, using a round ball that can be kicked or hit with the hands …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Gaelic football — UK / US noun [uncountable] a game played in Ireland, in which two teams of 15 players try to kick or hit a large round ball into or over a goal in order to score points …   English dictionary


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