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Brisbane Harps Gaelic Football

When at Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy who may have heard an Irish accent or two. This is due to Pivotal Motion’s longstanding association with the  Brisbane Harps Gaelic Football Club. They are one of the most successful gaelic football teams in QLD. The Harps were Mens League & Queensland GAA Championships Winners 2010-2013. They were runners up in 2014.  2015 saw both men’s and women’s make the semi-finals.

Pivotal Motion enjoys getting behind the Brisbane Harps Gaelic Football Club and will continue to sponsor them in 2016.  We hope it will be another successful year for the Brisbane Harps. We attend games to provide advice and assistance with injuries. But most of Bobbie-Jo likes going to the games for a laugh with the Irish boys. Bobbie-Jo Strong has been the Brisbane Harps Gaelic Football Physiotherapist for the last 5 years. We love having the Brisbane Harps’ boys in clinic and get them back on the field as quickly as possible.

What is Gaelic Football?

Basically think AFL with a soccer ball. And the goal posts are like footy posts with a soccer goal underneath.

The ball used in Gaelic Football is round, but slightly smaller than a soccer ball. The ball can be carried in the hand for a distance of four steps. It is kicked or “hand-passed”, a striking motion with the hand or fist. Every four steps the ball must be either bounced or “solo-ed”. This involves dropping the ball onto the foot and kicking it back into the hand. You may not bounce the ball twice in a row.

To score, you put the ball over the crossbar by foot or hand / fist for one point or under the crossbar and into the net by foot or the hand / fist in certain circumstances for a goal, the latter being the equivalent of three points. Each team has 15 players.