Gaelic Sports Betting

 Gaelic Sports Betting is a regular option on many online betting sites, reflecting the wide appeal of Gaelic games, especially in areas with large communities of Irish emigrants and their descendants.

Gaelic Sports are comprised of :

  • Gaelic Football
  • Hurling
  • Camogie (the woman's game of Hurling).

These are managed by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). Unlike the standard game of football, Gaelic Football is, like Hurling, an amateur game, and features 15 players per team who are allowed to punch the ball. Hurling is played on the same pitch as Gaelic Football but bears little resemblance to its sister game, being played with hurley sticks and a leather ball. Shinty, a variation of Hurling, is popular in other territories like Scotland.

Gaelic Sports with Free Betting Online

It would be quite wrong to confine the popularity of Gaelic games to the Irish mainland as many of these areas, including the US, Canada, and Australia, and the UK, have their own teams and clubs like London even participate in the Gaelic Leagues.

The premiere Sports Betting events in Gaelic Sports are the All Ireland Championships in Football and Hurling. In football, the main markets cover the All Ireland Series, including qualifiers and the Provincial Championships held between teams from the 32 counties in Leinster, Munster, Connacht, and Ulster to decide which teams play in the All Ireland Series. The other main leagues are the National Football League and National Hurling League.

Gaelic Sports Betting Options

If you're looking to place a bet on one of these events, we recommend paying a visit to the following online book makers:

Bookies now provide an impressive range of markets for both Hurling and Football, including 3 way and 2 way match coupons and All Ireland markets including Provincial Championships. The Irish sportsbook Paddy Power are also a good bet if you"re looking for a wide selection of Gaelic Sports markets, and offer match betting, handicap betting, winning margin markets, half-time results, and more, including money back specials on selected events.

Other notables include Betfair for football matches, All Ireland events and Provincial Championships. Gaelic Football markets are also available at Stan James.