Going for Gaelic!

This mid-term we have been incredibly lucky to have had the chance to try out a sport that is completely new to most of us here in the T.C.I-Gaelic football Irish: Peil Ghaelach; short name Peil or Caid), commonly referred to as football or Gaelic! It is an Irish team sport, played between two teams of 15 players on a rectangular grass pitch. The objective of the sport is to score by kicking or punching the ball into the other team’s goals (3 points) or between two upright posts above the goals and over a crossbar 2.5 metres (8.2 ft) above the ground (1 point). The range of skills this game tests and improves is fantastic and has been a real eye-opener for Key Stage Two!

What has made us so very lucky is we have the skills and vast experience of Miss Emma who has been a coach for Gaelic football for quite some time in Ireland. She brought lots of equipment for us and her sessions are truly amazing with the children moving through a range of short activities in groups that really hone their skills for this sport. Check out the videos of a game after just 4 weeks of practicing and see all the skills we are developing!

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