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 Off Hand Tackle.

The hand should be open, not clenched and the target should always be the ball, not the body of the opposing player as this may cause a foul.


The Hand Tackle

Hand Tackle Drills


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