Possession and Passing

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

Hand Pass

Hand Pass

the hand pass is instrumental in Gaelic Football. Used extensively and one of the most secure forms of passing the hand pass can is versitile and fast in both the short game and the long game. Passing short is usually with the open palm and should be...
High Fielding, the Mark and the Kick Out

High Fielding, the Mark and the Kick Out

High fielding is a considered skill in Gaelic Football. It sounds simple and technically it is. A ball is kicked high into the air and the person on the other end catches it, usually with the arms outstretched and high over their head. High Fielding...
Hook Kick

Hook Kick

The hook kick is a technic to wrap the foot around the ball with a wide outward motion. Used heavily in high long passes or in efforts to score points. The Hook Kick in Action
Punt Kick

Punt Kick

The Punt kick is a straight, low and direct, fast kick to put the ball directly into the chest of a teammate while minimising the chances of interception. The Punt Kick in Action Drill The Punt Kick Drill
The Body and Low Catch

The Body and Low Catch

There are two other significant forms of catching in Gaelic football. The body catch , a cradle catch basically, where the aim is to smother the ball that is coming in high, to the chest, as fast as possible and then move with it. The other is the...
The Feint, Side Step and Roll Off

The Feint, Side Step and Roll Off

The feint is employed in Gaelic Football to gain advantage against a defender by "feinting" a solo. The sidestep is exactly what it says it is. By moving the ball in your hands right when moving left you can side step around an opponent. The...
The Pickup

The Pickup

The pickup in Gaelic Football was introduced to prevent players from performing rugby style dives on top of the ball, smothering it and slowing play. The technique has been drilled and perfected to the extent that a player can chase a ball rolling away...
Travelling, the hop, the solo and steps

Travelling, the hop, the solo and steps

To move with the ball in Gaelic Football it sounds complicated but is in fact quite straightforward. The player with the ball can move 4 steps before they must either bounce the ball (like basketball) or bounce (hop) the ball off the foot and back...