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In Gaelic football the ball is similar to that used in football, but is slightly different in size and weight.

It is important to get yourself a good quality ball to train with.

If you play at school or a club they will provide training and match balls, but if you want to train on your own or with friends getting one yourself is a good idea.

These days balls are made of better materials than in the past, making them easier to handle, especially in the wet.

The hurling ball - known as the puck or sliotar - is much smaller, around the size of a cricket or hockey ball and equally as hard.

The ball should be played with on grass where possible as bouncing it on hard surfaces like concrete will impair the quality of the ball.


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