In Australian rules, penalties available (in increasing order of severity) are: free kicks (loss of possession) distance penalties (often in multiples of 15, 25 or 50 metres) ordering off (similar to a yellow card in association football [soccer], not used in the Australian Football League) ...
Australian rules allows full tackling above the knees and below the shoulders, whereas Gaelic football explicitly disallows tackling. Both sports allow "shepherding" or blocking, although in Australian rules, bumping is allowed on players not in possession of the ball, whereas in Gaelic it is limited to use on players in possession of the ball.
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In both codes, goals can be kicked by foot or shin. Gaelic football does not enforce this, however, and goals may also be scored by other parts of the body. A goal is worth 3 points in Gaelic football and 6 points in Australian Football. In both games, a point may be awarded for missing the goal.
Dunne says that the only real differences between the 1866 Aussie Rules regulations and those of Gaelic football lay in minor alterations to restart rules. It’s also worth noting that until 1910 Gaelic football was played with goal and behind posts – behind posts were first used in the Australian game in 1866 and up until 1910 a goal was worth five points and a behind one in the Irish game.
General Rules: The ball can be carried in the hand for a distance of four steps and can be kicked or “hand-passed”, a striking motion with the hand or fist. Players may not lift the ball directly from the ground. However, in ladies’ Gaelic football, the ball may be picked up directly.
This video features the comparisons between Australian Rules football and Gaelic football, as well as interviews with an Australian female player that switch...
The similarities between Australian football and the Irish sport of Gaelic football have allowed for the creation of a hybrid code known as international rules football. The first international rules matches were contested in Ireland during the 1967 Australian Football World Tour .
The International Rules Series is a senior men's international rules football competition between the Australia international rules football team and the Ireland international rules football team. The series is played biannually over two Test matches in November after the completion of the AFL Grand Final and the All-Ireland Football Final, which are both traditionally played in late September, and the winner is the team with the highest cumulative score over both Tests; however, there have been