25 Sept 2005. Gaelic Football is often described as a mixture of soccer and rugby, although it is thought to predate both. It is a field game similar to Australian Rules football, which itself is thought to have evolved from Gaelic Football. The pitch is similar in size to a soccer pitch and the goalposts are the same shape as on a rugby pitch but with a lower crossbar. In Gaelic football, teams can kick and handle the ball, and score a point by kicking the ball between the posts and over the crossbar or 5 points by scoring inside the goal itself. The All Ireland Gaelic Football Final takes place at Croke Park in Dublin, the home of Gaelic Football in Ireland and other Gaelic sports like hurling. The final is the annual climax of Ireland's sporting season and easily the most popular sporting event on Irelands sporting calendar. The huge stadium at Croka Park is full to the rafters on match day and the atmosphere is electric. Not to be missed. Tickets cost 20, 10 (OAPs/students), 4 (children).

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Address Croke Park Stadium, Dublin 3. Five minutes drive from O'Connell Street in the city centre and 20 minutes from the airport, tel. +353-18192300, +353-18363222, info@crokepark.ie.
Website www.gaa.ie

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All-Ireland Senior Gaelic Football Final

Croke Park Stadium, Dublin 3. Five minutes drive from O'Connell Street in the city centre and 20 minutes from the airport, tel. +353-18192300, +353-18363222, info@crokepark.ie.

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