Ireland has two national sports but both fall under the umbrella organisation of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). These sports are Hurling (the fastest field sport in the world) and Gaelic Football.
Athletics is anything having to do with a sport or being active. some people think if they walk their dog or something they are being "athletic" but really they are not. to be athletic you need to actually do whatever it is you do regularly.
Contrary to American belief, football refers to the sport of association football - what they call soccer - in most of the world. Almost any person would tell you they are the same thing, and it is the most watched sport in the world.
soccer. In Italy they call it football Soccer is a team sport..Maybe tennis.. The most popular individual sport in the world, if we are talking 1 v. 1 person is Judo. It ranks second behind Football (Soccer) as the most popular sport in the world also.