Gaelic Sports Betting Odds
What is it about the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship and the Sam Maguire Cup that makes 70,000 people fill the stands? The answer is simpler than you may think. Europe, as a whole, may be enthralled with football, but a working-class sport recognised globally as “the beautiful game”, the Gaelic games may actually be more popular on the Emerald Isle. The strictly amateur Irish games of Gaelic football, hurling, and camogie are prehistoric sports indigenous to Ireland, created hundreds of years ago by the Celts, and today, they are governed by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). Other games also available during the Gaelic Games are Gaelic handball and rounders.
Gaelic Sports Odds
Gaelic football is the most popular sport within the Gaelic Games. Incorporating elements of football and rugby, it is much more of a contact sport, with players permitted to shoulder tackle opponents during play. Two teams of 15 players compete over two halves of 30 minutes, with each team aiming to score the most points and goals. The sport is played at local, county, and national level, while the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship usually takes place in September. Hurling, meanwhile, is an instrument-based sport, played with flat wooden sticks known as hurleys, or hurls, and a small ball known as a sliotar. This is not for the faint of heart as players have to wear protective helmets at all times. The points and goals system also applies, with the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship taking place at Croke Park. Camogie is the female equivalent of hurling, with the same rules and objectives. The All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Final also takes place in Croke Park in September.
Gaelic Games Bet Types
Back your favourite inter-county team on Gaelic Football and pick the champion for the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. Whether you support a favourite or an underdog, you can choose the winner you want on all National League matches. If you’re a fan of more straightforward betting, then you can pick either the Home team or the Away side to win a game. Expect high-scoring games, so why not try predicting the total points or goals to be scored? Discover even more Gaelic Games betting options on Gaelic football, hurling, and camogie right here at bwin!