This will be an open training session for anyone who may be interested in trying a new sport as well as current players looking to maintain fitness and skills over the winter.
Gaelic football, commonly referred to as football or Gaelic, is an Irish team sport. It combines the skills and properties of soccer, rugby and basketball. It is played between two teams of 15 players (13 in the US) on a rectangular grass pitch. The objective of the sport is to score points by scoring the ball through the other team's goal (3 points) or over the crossbar between two upright posts (1 point).
Gaelic football is one of four sports (collectively referred to as the "Gaelic games") controlled by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), the largest sporting organisation in Ireland. Along with hurling and camogie, Gaelic football is one of the few remaining strictly amateur sports in the world, with players, coaches and managers prohibited from receiving any form of payment. Gaelic football is mainly played on the island of Ireland, although units of the Association exist in other areas such as Great Britain and North America.
Anyone interested should email the Albany Rebels Gaelic Football Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.