Definition of Gaelic football in English:

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Gaelic football

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noun

[mass noun]
A type of football played mainly in Ireland between teams of fifteen players, with a goal resembling that used in rugby but having a net attached. The object is to kick or punch the round ball into the net (scoring three points) or over the crossbar (one point).
Example sentences
  • Julie is a true sports lover and tried her hand at every sport including camogie, Gaelic football and athletics.
  • Soccer is a winter game, Gaelic football and hurling are summer games.
  • I tell them to take up a team sport like Gaelic football or cricket - where they will get away with very little training.

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