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Tyrone's McKernan gets young player nomination. Kerry's 'totemic figure' Donaghy retires. O'Rourke handed Monaghan job extension. Cork beat Down to end Intermediate wait. Meyler defied doctors to make All-Ireland final. GAA club championship results. Dublin beat Tyrone for fourth title in a row. Harte proud of players after All-Ireland defeat.
Remembering Derry's All-Ireland triumph Derry All-Ireland winner Gary Coleman reflects on the success as the team prepares to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the county's only Sam Maguire success. Harte and Cavanagh preparing for Dubs. O'Rourke frustrated by officiating. We have to pick ourselves up - McManus.
Harte had 'nothing to do' with Healy Park pitch changes. Donegal played some brilliant football - Bonner. Donegal had a point to prove - Murphy. O'Rourke delighted with Farney win over Kildare. Harte 'keeps the faith' despite final defeat Mickey Harte believes this Tyrone team can improve sufficiently to win the All-Ireland title despite Sunday's final defeat by Dublin.
From the section Gaelic Games. A hurling success The hurlers who have won 20 county titles in just 23 seasons. From the section BBC News. Fury in Armagh as Donegal demolish Down The latest wobbly mobile phone images detailing GAA disgrace were a hard watch although Donegal's Ulster semi-final display was altogether more positive. Get Inspired Find ways to get active.
How to get involved in just about any sport or activity. Find a club, activity or sport near you. More from BBC Sport. Ronaldo scores first Juventus goals as Costa sees red for spitting Football. While Gaelic football reaches its highest level at the inter-county games, some of the greatest rivalries are at parish or club level. Even the best county players will play for their parish club and the passion, craic fun and begrudgery which is to be witnessed at this level can be incredible.
You can find footage of the actual match and more commentary on YouTube but be ready for a few expletives! In both the traditional Irish sports of football and hurling, the goals are in an H-shape and hitting the ball over the H bar is worth a point. Putting the ball in the net is a goal which has a value of 3 points.
So you will see scores in Irish football and hurling like this: Dublin Kerry This means that Dublin has scored 3 goals worth a total of 9 points and 5 points for hitting the ball over the bar. Their total is 14 points. Kerry on the other hand has scored two goals worth 6 points and 9 points for hitting the ball over the bar for a total of 15 points.
So Kerry win pretty common these days to the dismay of all Dublin fans. Hurling has to be the most beautiful and skilful of the traditional Irish sports. The game can be traced back thousands of years and features strongly in the legends of Ireland. The pitch, scoring, number of players per team and many of the rules are similar to Gaelic football see above.
The game demands a high level of skill. Camogie is the female version of hurling. The ball may be caught with the hand but a player may not run more than four steps with it in his hand.
He may choose to hit the sliotar forward with his hurley on the ground or in the air, or he may run with it on the hurley -a wonderful skill to watch when a player is at full flight. Many players wear a helmet with or without a faceguard.
Look at the video to get a real feel for this exciting game. As with football, the passion for the game is often most intense at club or parish level. At the highest county level, hurling has been dominated for the last number of years by Kilkenny. It is a community based sports organization which promotes and organizes the sports of Gaelic football, hurling and camogie , handball and rounders similar to baseball.
However, its interest is in preserving and enhancing all aspects of Gaelic culture. While over the years, it has been often criticized for being intolerant and conservative, many would now agree that its voluntary spirit has had a profoundly positive effect on Irish life. On the island of Ireland no other organization can boast of having almost.