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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 October 2005, 14:11 GMT 15:11 UK
The teams

Fifteen players make up a team in both football and hurling.

Although a game can be started with 13 players on either side, both teams are expected to have a full compliment by the time the second half starts.

Five substitutions are permitted during the game and should the game go to extra-time, a further three replacements are allowed.

If a team has a player sent-off during the game, they may be replaced in extra-time, allowing them to start the added period with 15 players.

Like rugby, temporary substitutions are allowed for players who sustain cuts during a game.

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