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It is played between two teams of 15 players on a rectangular grass pitch, with H-shaped goals at end end.
Players advance the ball up the field with a combination of carrying, soloing (dropping & then toe-kicking the ball upward into the hands) kicking & hand-passing to their team-mates.
The primary object is to score by kicking or striking the ball with the hand and getting it through the goals.
The objective of the sport is to score points by passing the ball through the other team's goals (3 points) or a set of two upright posts separated by a crossbar 2.5 metres (8.2 ft) above the ground (1 point).
We are currently the only club dedicated to the playing of Gaelic games in South Africa.
SA Gaels was formed in 2010 – comprises of a mix of Irish, South Africans, Zimbabweans, and Expatriate players, both male and female Based in the Gauteng region, currently training at venues in Pretoria and Northern Johannesburg.
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To promote the playing of Gaelic Games with In South Africa and work towards establishing a South African or African Gaelic Games league.
The season runs from October to April. Training runs at the weekend in Johannesburg and/or Pretoria. Contact us for more information:
Chairman: David Devine (+27 83 644 6959)
Coach: Keith O Leary (+27 76 419 0025)
Chairman & Coach: Donal Ryan (+27 76 706 3612)
Get in touch for more information on training sessions, and registration to the club.
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