Defense

The skills needed in defense are listed below and include explanations and examples:

Shoulder Charge

Shoulder Charge

The shoulder charge is a legitimate method of contesting possession of the ball in Gaelic Football, but their are rules surrounding its use. Players can ONLY shoulder charge when moving in the same direction, elbows are not allowed so should be kept in...
The Block Down

The Block Down

Blocking in Gaelic Football is incredibly difficult against a skilled opponent but a well timed block will not only stop the ball for a point or goal, or indeed a pass, it shows absolute commitment to the game and can raise the spirit of the whole team....and...
The Hand Tackle

The Hand Tackle

The hand tackle is instrumental in Gaelic Football when contesting for possession from a player in control of the ball. You must only use one hand however (either hand, but only one) and this is known as the hand tackle or if it is the weak hand, the...