The handball Gaelic is a sport similar to the raquetball and the Squash. The play is practiced to two, three or four players. The most important difference with the squash is that the players strike the ball with their hand covered with a Gant instead of doing it with a Raquette. One can make use indifferently of the two hands.
Rules of the gameThe handball Gaelic is played on a Court whose measurements are 12,2 meters out of 6,1 meters (40 feet out of 20 feet) with a 6,1 height meters head wall against which the ball must be sent.
The objective is to mark a set before its adversary. The points are marked only by the person who is useful.
The handball modern Gaelic is originating in Ireland and Scotland. The oldest mention of play of handball Gaelic is in the statutes of Galway which in 1527 prohibit to play ball against the enclosing walls of the city. On the west coast of Ireland, Galway was the principal center of exchange and trade with the Basque Spain and in particular areas where the similar play of ball is practiced. These two sports are adapted Jeu of palm.
The Irish emigrants of the 18th century, 19th century and 20th centuries took along this play with them in many countries. It is always applied to the E. - U., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and Great Britain. Today a championship of the world takes place every four years.
In Ireland the handball Gaelic is organized by the Irish Council of handball under the auspices of GAA. Its buildings are beside Croke Park.
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