International Rules Football is a hybrid of football game, which was developed to facilitate international representative matches between Australian rules football players and Irish Gaelic football players.
International Rules Football which is also known as inter rules in Australia and compromise rules in Ireland, does not have any dedicated clubs or leagues. It is currently played by men's, women's, and junior teams only in tournaments and one offs.
The rules are designed to provide a compromise between the two games, with Gaelic football players being advantaged by the use of a round ball and a rectangular field, while the Australian rules football players benefit from the opportunity to tackle between the shoulders and thighs, something banned in Gaelic football. The game also introduces the concept of the mark, from Australian rules football, with a free kick awarded for any ball caught from a kick of over 15 metres.
Gaelic football 274, Australian rules football 271.
Level of Demand
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