THE RULES OF THE GAA (LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL)

Ladies Gaelic football differs from the men`s game slightly they are the following.

A player may pick the ball up directly from the ground, so long as she is standing
Most matches last 60 minutes; in the men’s game, senior inter-county games last 70
Kickouts may be taken from the hand
A countdown clock with siren is used if available; in the men’s game, the referee decides the end of the game
It is permitted to change the ball from one hand to the other
All deliberate bodily contact is forbidden except when “shadowing” an opponent, competing to catch the ball, or blocking the delivery of the ball.
A smaller size 4 gaelic ball is used compared to the size 5 ball used in the men’s game

Lady gaelic footballers from Dublin and Kerry in action.

 

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