All About Gaelic Football

All About Gaelic Football

A detailed look at the history of football, the counties, the clubs, the winners, the trophies, Croke Park, the team colours, the songs, the best players, the rules and gives top tips for playing ... all you could possibly ever know about Gaelic football.

Paperback: €9.99
Paperback: 32 pages
Size:260x196 mm
ISBN: 9780862788926

Category: Sport

Themes: Information

Who won four All-Ireland medals and six Leinster medals but never played in a final? Could you lift the Sam Maguire cup? Who scored a penalty and saved one in the same game? Which player won nine All-Star awards? How many players were on each team for the first All-Ireland football final in 1887?



All About Gaelic Football takes a detailed look at the history of football, the counties, the clubs, the winners, the trophies, Croke Park, the team colours, the songs, the best players, the rules and gives top tips for playing ... all you could possibly ever know about Gaelic football.



Also available: All About Hurling which includes teaching resources for both hurling and gaelic football.

TOM FITZPATRICK is a primary-school teacher. He is GAA Games Manager in Dublin Teacher Training Colleges and is based in St Patrick's College, Drumcondra. A Clareman, he is also secretary of Cumann na mBunscol, Áth Cliath, the organisation that promotes a love of gaelic sport and athletics among primary-school pupils.
JERRY GROGAN comes from Caherciveen, County Kerry, and is a primary-school teacher in Donaghmede, Dublin. He is the National PRO for Cumann na mBunscol, and a frequent contributor to, and editor of, GAA publications. He is a keen amateur sports photographer.

'A bright, snappy introduction to the sport with bite-sized snippits of information for young GAA fans, although we noticed perhaps too many mentions of Kerry for Cork fans' liking!'

Evening Echo Evening Echo

'beautifully illustrated with top-class photographs, many of them featuring children involved in Cumann na mBuncsol.'

Evening Herald Evening Herald

Teaching Resources: free to view and download

  • Download Activity sheets: Create your own Fantasy Football Team!

  • Download Activity sheets: Design a leaflet for Cumann Peil Gael na mBan

  • Download Activity sheets: Draw a map showing where your local GAA club is ground is and a set of directions explaining how to reach it. (Gaelic Football & Hurling)

  • Download Activity sheets: Find out more about Gaelic Football teams in your province

  • Download Activity sheets: How well do you know the other teams in your province?

  • Download Activity sheets: The Great Debate: what does it mean to be an amateur organisation? Should the GAA go professional? (Gaelic Football & Hurling)

  • Download Activity sheets: Write a Crimecall report about the stolen Sam Maguire cup!

  • Download Activity sheets: Write a profile of your local GAA club (Gaelic Football & Hurling)

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