Sunday 26 February 2017

The quick guide

1Goal = 6pts; Over = 3pts (the standard point in Gaelic football); Behind =1 pt (when the ball passes between inside and outside uprights).Teams have 15 players on the pitch at all times but can draw from a panel of 23 on an interchange basis, using a maximum of 10 per quarter.

2Games are of 72 minutes duration (consisting of four 18-minute quarters).

3A player who fields the ball is awarded a 'mark', allowing him to play the ball away without being tackled. Four handpasses are allowed, after which the ball must be kicked.

4 Tackling a player above the thighs and below the shoulders is permitted. Grabbing one arm or slinging an opponent to the ground is not allowed.

5A player must bounce the ball at least once every 10 metres or six steps. He may bounce the ball on a maximum of two occasions but may 'solo' as many times as he wishes.

6A player may be in the 'square' before the ball arrives, except from frees or line balls.

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