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Game Day 2 - Live Scores and Ladders
Authored by: Michael Christiansen on Monday, August 15 2011 @ 05:08 pm ACST

One of the 'stars' in the local womens footy here in Melbourne was teaching for a while at my kids school,.....and, well, she was Irish too!!!

Makes me wonder how much Irish girls play Gaelic and stuff, becuase there's the well known Irish team in Sydney, the Bondi Shamrocks.

Australia might be hoping to convince a few of them to nominate for Australia and not Ireland!!!

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Game Day 2 - Live Scores and Ladders
Authored by: Peter Parry on Monday, August 15 2011 @ 08:02 pm ACST

Gaelic Women's Football (Ladies Football as they call it) in Ireland is huge with participation as far as I recall reading being well over 100,000 and played through schools to adult club level.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladies'


So no wonder Irish ladies play so well.

The Gaelic women's football has no bumping unlike the men's Gaelic football and allows direct pick up of the ball from the ground (like in Australian Football) - this makes it a particularly fast free flowing game.

It may be very contentious to suggest but I think Women's Australian Football could do with softer tackling rules too.  Some who currently play it probably would disagree - but I think Women's footy would really attract many women's soccer and netball/basketball players if there were some modification of the body contact. 

Just a thought, be interesting to see what the women playing in the IC think?

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