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Cullly t1_j4fxz4d wrote

Not really, I've lived here for 45 years and you have to know by context. Either word is used interchangeably here and always was. Where you live changes it a bit too.

GAA doesn't mean football. Hurling, Handball, Rounders, and Camogie are GAA, but not Football. Football in GAA specifically means Gaelic Football, but you knew that.

If the person is a GAA follower, then you can safely assume "football" is Gaelic Football.

If the person is not a GAA fan, then you can safely assume "football" is Soccer.

And to anyone else who doesn't know, the Irish word for this type of football is "Sacar", pronounced "Soccer", so it's not shunned as it is in England.