On Sunday I shot numerous Gaelic football teams thrashing each other all afternoon in the rain on fields in Canton. The mud turned the fields into slip-n-slides for any who dared to try to slide/dive towards the ball, so there was a lot of falling, pulling, tackling and general fouling going on whether it was on purpose or not. Despite the rain, many spectators came out to watch all day, cursing, drinking and yelling along with the best of ’em. Now I don’t know a whole lot about Gaelic football, but I DO know that fouls happen every two seconds, which I captured quite a bit of. When the refs dared to actually call these fouls, they were endlessly harangued by players and crowd alike. It was a fun experience.
If you see lots of fists, its because they are allowed to punch the ball, not because they are trying to knock each other out (although that happens due to the amount of fists flying around.) If you are interested in learning more about this sport, you can see the details on wiki here: Gaelic Football