Forget the Super Bowl — Ireland’s version of football is way better

GAA All Ireland Gaelic Football FinalMichael Cooper/Getty Images

This Sunday is Super Bowl 50, a day when millions of Americans will sit in front of their televisions for 4 hours to watch 11 minutes of play.

If you ever wanted an alternative to the NFL, go see a Gaelic football match in Ireland. It is faster and usually a lot more exciting, and the players are not paid to play. It’s not so much about money, egos, and scandals as it is about passion, heart, and pride.

Here’s why attending a football match in Ireland should be on every sports fan’s bucket list:

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