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Gaelic Football and Hurling are Ireland's two national sports. Gaelic Football would be more widely played at the highest level, because Hurling is more skilful and difficult to play. It is still extremely popular and played across the entire country. Both Gaelic Football and Hurling are run by the same organisation and so they are very strongly linked in many ways, which is why we would say that they are our two national sports, rather than identifying one.

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Gaelic football is the most popular sport in Ireland in terms of match attendance and community involvement, and represents 34% of total sports attendances at events in Ireland and abroad, this is followed by hurling at 23%, Soccer at 16% and Rugby at 8%.

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Gaelic Football and Hurling are the two biggest sports in Ireland and they are traditional sports and very unique.

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