How long/wide is a GAA pitch ? - boards.ie

 21-02-2009, 19:34 #1 We Registered User     Join Date: Feb 2009 Location: Leixlip Posts: 275 How long/wide is a GAA pitch ? Just jogged a few laps and want to know the distance thanks in advance
21-02-2009, 19:36   #2
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 Originally Posted by GAA.ie The dimensions of the field of play are covered under Rules of Specification: Rule 1.1 The Field of Play shall be rectangular, and its dimensions shall be as follows: Length - 130m minimum and 145m maximum Width - 80m minimum and 90m maximum The pitch in Croke Park covers an area of 144.5 m x 88m. It is possible to reduce dimensions by local bye-laws for Under-15 or younger grades. * Underage Guidelines Under-10 - 110m x 80m Add 10m to the length for every year

 21-02-2009, 19:40 #3 cruiserweight Registered User     Join Date: Feb 2004 Location: Glasgow Posts: 4,968 4 laps is about a mile
 21-02-2009, 20:30 #4 Pride Fighter Moderator     Join Date: May 2007 Location: Dublin Posts: 5,581 Mod: GAA 140x70m I think
 21-02-2009, 22:51 #5 li@mo Registered User   Join Date: May 2008 Posts: 343 Taking a pitch to be 140 x 85m Then one lap is: (140 x 2) + (85 x2) = 280 + 170 = 450m Therefore 10 laps would be 4500m or 4.5 kilometres This equates to 2.8 miles approx. I order to run 1 mile you must run bout 1600m which using the above dimensions is about 3.5 laps.
 22-02-2009, 15:00 #6 UpTheSlashers Registered User     Join Date: Feb 2009 Posts: 1,465 Very much depends on which pitch, Our main club pitch is almost TWICE the size of a nearby clubs main pitch, also, Many pitches vary in SHAPE, our pitch looks like a rhombus with one of the sidelines curved! God I love the CLG
22-02-2009, 19:33   #7
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 Originally Posted by UpTheSlashers Very much depends on which pitch, Our main club pitch is almost TWICE the size of a nearby clubs main pitch, also, Many pitches vary in SHAPE, our pitch looks like a rhombus with one of the sidelines curved! God I love the CLG
Longford Slashers?

Fine set-up there

 22-02-2009, 20:02 #8 HeLlDoItHeCrAzY Registered User   Join Date: Feb 2009 Posts: 36 here now, guidlines aside.. a standard size gaa pitch is pretty much a myth till ya get to the stadiums or gaa clubs that were funded by the national lotto!