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HISTORY OF GAELIC FOOTBALL By Kate. CROKE PARK Croke Park was host to many G.A.A. and hurling events. Croke Park was host to many G.A.A. and hurling events.

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1 HISTORY OF GAELIC FOOTBALL By Kate

2 CROKE PARK Croke Park was host to many G.A.A. and hurling events. Croke Park was host to many G.A.A. and hurling events. When Croke Park was reopened on June 23 rd 2002 the first match played there was the Leinster Football Championship game between Dublin and Meath. When Croke Park was reopened on June 23 rd 2002 the first match played there was the Leinster Football Championship game between Dublin and Meath. Its one of the most modern and spectator friendly stadiums in Europe. Its one of the most modern and spectator friendly stadiums in Europe.

3 GAELIC FOOTBALL Gaelic football is a mixture of of Soccer and Rugby. Gaelic football is a mixture of of Soccer and Rugby. A Gaelic pitch is approximately 137m long and 82m wide. A Gaelic pitch is approximately 137m long and 82m wide. Each team consists on fifteen players,3 full backs,3 half backs,2 midfielders,3 half forwards and3 full forwards. Each team consists on fifteen players,3 full backs,3 half backs,2 midfielders,3 half forwards and3 full forwards. The ball used in Gaelic football is round and slightly smaller than a soccer ball The local teams are the Man O War and O Dwyers.

4 WOMENS GAELIC Another type of Gaelic Football is women's G.A.A. Another type of Gaelic Football is women's G.A.A. A number of counties lay claim to being the cradle of Ladies Gaelic. A number of counties lay claim to being the cradle of Ladies Gaelic.

5 G.A.A ABROAD Now Gaelic games are being played all over the world. Now Gaelic games are being played all over the world. Gaelic games have traveled the world with the multitudes of Irish emigrants. Gaelic games have traveled the world with the multitudes of Irish emigrants. It is played in every continent except Asia. It is played in every continent except Asia.

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7 NOW A DAYS Recently the G.A.A have put flood lights on Croke Park. Recently the G.A.A have put flood lights on Croke Park. Since Lansdowne road was torn down, soccer and rugby matches have been played at Croke Park. Since Lansdowne road was torn down, soccer and rugby matches have been played at Croke Park. The first match played under flood lights was between Dublin and Tyrone. The first match played under flood lights was between Dublin and Tyrone.

8 Local Clubs The local teams are in Balbriggan and Man O War. The local teams are in Balbriggan and Man O War. ODwyers pitch is Bremore park. ODwyers pitch is Bremore park. The Man O War pitch is beside a sheep field. The Man O War pitch is beside a sheep field.

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10 Our School Team The girls team won one and lost one. The girls team won one and lost one. The boys team werent so successful. The boys team werent so successful. The coaches are Mrs. Murphy and Mr. Caffrey. The coaches are Mrs. Murphy and Mr. Caffrey.

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