Gaelic Football
Multicultural Games

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by Brian, Alex, Adam Germantown Academy 6th grade     1996

State the name of your game and why you chose it.

The game we selected is Gaelic football. We chose this game because it is a combination of soccer and football.

List the countries where it is played and its origin.

The country where it is primarily played is Ireland. It also originated there. It is also played in England, Australia and the United States.

Describe how your game is played. State the object of the game. Clearly describe the rules.

List the equipment needed.

Make recommendations for what type of athlete would enjoy playing this game. What skills does it demand?

Brian: A good type of athlete to play this game would be a soccer player who has a strong upper body. That person would also have to be able to use his hands correctly. I think that this game should be played on a large open field while it's raining. If the field is wet and you get tackled without any equipment, falling into the water won't hurt as much as falling on a dry field. Once I saw this game I thought that it was going to be complicated to play, but it is soccer and rugby put together.

What are your feelings about this game? Did you enjoy playing it? Would you recommend it?

Adam: A fast, athletic, strong soccer player would play this game. The perfect place to play this game would be outside on a grass field when the sun's out ant it wasn't too hot or cold. If I started playing this game I think I would enjoy it because I like soccer.


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