on the action - you'll learn a lot about how Dubliners like to spend their free time. Gaelic
football is a cousin of American football, and its basic rules will be familiar to anyone who
follows rugby or the NFL. Hurling , on the other hand, is much less familiar to Americans.
Not to be confused with curling , the Canadian ice-sweeping competition, this brutal and
fast-paced warrior game hovers somewhere between hockey, baseball, and lacrosse, with a
healthy dose of MMA thrown in for good measure. Visit the Gaelic Athletic Association
(gaa.ie) for a full explanation of the rules.