Dimensions for Gaelic Football
Gaelic football is described as a mixture of Australian rules football, soccer and rugby. It is played with a ball similar to a soccer ball, on what looks very much like a rugby pitch, yet it is played in a similar fashion to Australian rules. Gaelic football is 15-a-side game played by both men and women.
The information in this guide is general in nature and cannot be relied upon as professional advice concerning the design of, or marking out for, sporting facilities and playing areas. No assurance is given as to the accuracy of any information contained in this guide and readers should not rely on its accuracy. Readers should obtain their own independent and professional advice in relation to their proposed sporting activity.
The playing field
- Maximum 145m long and 90m wide
- Minimum 130m long and 80m wide
All lines are marked in white. At distances of 13m, 20m and 45m from each endline, lines are marked across the field parallel to the endline. The intersection of these lines and the endlines with the sidelines are marked with flags or cones. The midline of the field is marked parallel to the endlines and is at least 10m long. Boundary lines are part of the field of play. All flags used on boundary lines must have smooth rounded tops.
The scoring space is at the centre of each endline. Each is formed by two goal posts 7m high (minimum) and 6.5m apart. A crossbar is fixed to the goal post at a height of 2.5m. Goal nets are securely fixed to the back of each goal post.
Gaelic football field
Two rectangles are formed in front of each scoring space as follows:
- the first rectangle 14m x 13m is marked by two lines 13m long at right angles to the endline, marked 6.25m from the inside of each goal post and the ends of these lines are joined
- a second rectangle 19.5m by 13m is formed by two lines 13m long at right angles to the endline, marked 6.25m from the inside of each goal post and the ends of these lines are joined
- The endline, including the goal line is part of each rectangle. The other three lines enclose the area of that rectangle.
- A semi-circular arc of 13m radium centred on the mid-point of the 20m line is marked outside of each 20m line.
- An area of the sideline extending 5m on either side of the centre line is marked as the interchange or substitution zone.
The Australian Standard for lighting for football (all codes) is applicable to Gaelic football. See the section on Australian rules football for details.
Gaelic kick or ‘Gaelic footy’ is a specially modified game for underage players based on the adult game of Gaelic football. It is a simple non-contact round ball game for boys and girls aged Under 8 through to Under 12 interested in developing their ball handling skills and having a great deal of fun in a safe and secure environment.
Sport association details
Address: Tom Bateman Sporting Complex, Cnr Wilfred and Nicholson Roads CANNING VALE WA 6155
Address: PO Box 245 SUBIACO PO WA 6904
Facsimile: 08 9371 7511
Mobile: 0416 244 800
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