Introduction and club history

Gaelic football is a form of football played mainly in Ireland.

It is played by teams of 15 on a rectangular grass pitch outdoors with H-shaped goals at each end. The primary object is to score by kicking or striking the ball with the hand. A goal is scored by kicking the ball into the goal mouth and a point is scored by kicking or hand passing over the bar. The team with the highest score at the end of the match wins.

Players advance the ball up the field with a combination of carrying, soloing (dropping and then toe-kicking the ball upward into the hands), kicking, and hand-passing to their team-mates.

We have both a men's and women's team within the club.

Our club charter

We aim to provide the following service to all our members:

  1. To provide an opportunity for any student to participate in a regular form of Gaelic Football appropriate to their desire and ability.
  2. To deliver an annual introduction to Gaelic Football course for all new persons to the sport.
  3. To provide an opportunity for members to gain a worthwhile social experience through the Sport.

What does a typical season involve?

Weekly training, for both teams, taking place on:

Team Day Times Location
Mens

Tuesday

Thursday

5.30-7.00pm

5.30-7.00pm

Indoor Synthetic

Outdoor Synthetic

Womens

Tuesday

Thursday

7.00-8.30pm

5.30-7.00pm

Indoor Synthetic

Outdoor Synthetic

How do I join the club?

Gaelic Football membership is £10, upon payment of your Oriam membership, which is a one off payment at the start of the year. This can be paid at the Oriam reception desk or online via the new system.

During the sports fair at the beginning of the year you can come along and meet other members of the club and hear more information about the club and ask any questions you might have. For further information email GaelicFootball@hw.ac.uk.