Gaelic Sports Betting Odds
Gaelic sports cover several of Ireland's most popular sports. They include Gaelic football, hurling, Gaelic handball and rounders.
They are all highly competitive games played by professional athletes, although in terms of strict professionalism, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) prohibits players from accepting money to play. Make online sports bets with bwin.
Betting on Gaelic sports
At 21%, the GAA is now the most valued sport in Ireland as far as popularity is concerned, followed by football (19%) and rugby (14%). Athletics, tennis (all tennis bets), golf and swimming get 3% each.
Gaelic sports are considered very physical, with hard tackles. Consequently, Gaelic athletes are required to have high fitness levels and pain thresholds.
Betting on Gaelic Football
Gaelic football can be described as a mixture of football and rugby, although it predates both sports. It is a field game that has developed as a distinct game similar to the progression of Australian football. Gaelic football is played with goalposts that resemble football nets and a rugby-style H shape.
The All-Ireland Senior Championship final, held annually at Croke Park in Dublin, draws crowds of over 80,000 people.
A recommended bet on Gaelic football is to bet on teams like Dublin GAA, who have won the final every year between 2015 and 2020. Mayo has participated in six finals in the last ten editions, and Tyrone are the defending champion. The team that has won the most titles is Kerry, with 37 championship trophies.
Bet on hurling
Gaelic football is played with a slightly smaller ball than that used in football, while in hurling, players use a stick or a hurley to hit the ball, called a sliotar, which is similar in size to a field hockey ball.
Hurling is considered one of the oldest field sports in the world and one of the most dangerous sports as well. It is a sport that combines the frightening speed of lacrosse (all lacrosse bets) with the sound and excitement of a ball smacking off the bat.