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(Irish Post US)   Irish girl soon to be reunited with her Gaelic soccer ball that was found in Wales after being lost at sea. Tom Hanks and Wilson in tears   (irishpost.com) divider line
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2021-01-24 1:36:00 PM  
Gaelic football is not soccer.
 
2021-01-24 3:50:42 PM  
FTA:  But with Wales still in lockdown, Aline said she's not sure if posting a football is an essential journey-- "So I'm waiting until I need some milk"

;-)


Gordon Bennett: Gaelic football is not soccer.


This.

From Wiki:  Sports commonly called football include association football (known as soccer in some countries); gridiron football (specifically American football or Canadian football); Australian rules football; rugby football (either rugby union or rugby league); and Gaelic football.

For those that don't really understand the difference, 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 a rugby one and slightly higher than a soccer one.  The ball used in Gaelic Football is round, slightly smaller than a soccer ball.  When a score or goal is made during Gaelic football, the scoring team is awarded a shot of whisky and allowed to sing a bawdy song mocking their opponents, not to last more than 2 minutes of regulation time.  In the league tables for most association football leagues, teams can get relegated or advanced based upon their performance after a season.  In Gaelic football, teams can have their players disemboweled and fed to Irish wolves if their performance leaves them to be among one of the bottom three teams of the league table at the conclusion of a season.
 
2021-01-24 4:06:12 PM  
Rita Wilson, of course.
 
2021-01-24 4:09:08 PM  

Dr.Fey: FTA:  But with Wales still in lockdown, Aline said she's not sure if posting a football is an essential journey-- "So I'm waiting until I need some milk"

;-)

Gordon Bennett: Gaelic football is not soccer.

This.

From Wiki:  Sports commonly called football include association football (known as soccer in some countries); gridiron football (specifically American football or Canadian football); Australian rules football; rugby football (either rugby union or rugby league); and Gaelic football.

For those that don't really understand the difference, 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 a rugby one and slightly higher than a soccer one.  The ball used in Gaelic Football is round, slightly smaller than a soccer ball.  When a score or goal is made during Gaelic football, the scoring team is awarded a shot of whisky and allowed to sing a bawdy song mocking their opponents, not to last more than 2 minutes of regulation time.  In the league tables for most association football leagues, teams can get relegated or advanced based upon their performance after a season.  In Gaelic football, teams can have their players disemboweled and fed to Irish wolves if their performance leaves them to be among one of the bottom three teams of the league table at the conclusion of a season.


Please tell me that a replica of Gae Bolg is used to spear the mothers of the lowest-ranked team of the season...

Also, subby missed a perfect chance for a "Shore and begora" joke.
 
2021-01-24 4:19:08 PM  
Are you whales from Scotland?
 
2021-01-24 4:36:01 PM  
GAA Football is what soccer people pretend soccer is.   i.e. actually exciting, because in GAA, they score points.

/ Hurling is still best.
 
2021-01-24 4:39:14 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Gaelic football is not soccer.


That
 
2021-01-24 4:49:31 PM  

Rent Party: GAA Football is what soccer people pretend soccer is.   i.e. actually exciting, because in GAA, they score points.

/ Hurling is still best.


Feck oof
 
2021-01-24 4:51:28 PM  
Aoife Ní Niocaill

i'm struggling to find an 'aunt aoife' joke, but i can't find it
 
2021-01-24 4:55:30 PM  
so there was another Irish girl on the beach ?
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2021-01-24 5:08:39 PM  
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2021-01-24 5:27:41 PM  

WTP 2: so there was another Irish girl on the beach ?
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2021-01-24 6:03:38 PM  
Is Gaelic soccer like regular cover with more drinking and punching? I don't see how that's possible.

/Familiar with Gaelic football
//The wife and I used to host Irish exchange students, one of whom was a Hurley player.
///The Irish have a mess of mad bastard sports.
 
2021-01-24 6:43:38 PM  
Just a Garlic girl.....

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hk5
2021-01-24 7:59:43 PM  
Aren't Gaelic football and Australian rules football somewhat related? I know they are related enough to where there is a hybrid game played between Australia and Ireland.
Also, rules video:
The Rules of Gaelic Football - EXPLAINED!
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2021-01-24 8:24:23 PM  

hk5: Aren't Gaelic football and Australian rules football somewhat related? I know they are related enough to where there is a hybrid game played between Australia and Ireland.
Also, rules video:
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vSOe-USZ​zok]


Well, all football codes are related because they all come from the same basic roots, with the various games being codified at various points. And some codes bear more similarities to others, allowing hybrid games to take place. There have at times been rugby/gridiron hybrid games, because they both share similarly funny shaped balls, goalposts and stoppages for scrums/set plays.

Not familiar enough to even attempt to speak authoritatively on the issue, though, but I would note that Aussie Rules was one of the first set of football rules to be properly codified.

/And there are hybrid shinty/hurling games that take place, too.
//Hybrid ice hockey/field hockey games would be fun to watch.
 
2021-01-24 9:28:35 PM  

hk5: Aren't Gaelic football and Australian rules football somewhat related?


They can have sex after the game if that's what you're wondering
 
2021-01-25 12:35:39 AM  
Good troll Subby, lots of bites already
 
2021-01-25 9:05:04 AM  
How is her name pronounced?
 
2021-01-25 10:27:32 AM  

Promo Sapien: How is her name pronounced?


Eefah.
 
2021-01-25 12:43:32 PM  

Rent Party: Promo Sapien: How is her name pronounced?

Eefah.


Thank you.
 
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