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Hurling and Gaelic Football are two different sports. It can be hard to compare them. Hurling is the fastest field game in the world, the course of a game can change quickly as a team trailing can come back into contention very quickly and a very good match is something special to witness. Gaelic Football is also special though and you can get very good matches in that too. Hurling is more unique, making it that bit extra special. Some people prefer Hurling and others prefer Gaelic Football. So it is really down to the individual to decide. Most fans watch both sports, even if they have a preference for one.

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The most obvious difference is the fact that Gaelic football is played with a round ball, similar to soccer's ball, and Hurling uses a stick and smaller ball. Quite a lot of the rules are the same, like scoring, amounts of players, time for matches, how far a ball can be carried, positions on the field. Hurling is much faster and more skill is needed. Each has its own specific rules too, but they are related games.

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A Gaelic ball is slight smaller and also heavier. Dont try to head it.

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