Table 1

 Body size and performance in relation to playing position for elite Gaelic footballers

BacksForwardsMidfielders
*p<0.01, **p<0.05 compared with midfielders (analysis of variance).
Height (m)1.79 (0.05)1.81 (0.04)1.86 (0.01)
Body mass (kg)78.35 (7.7)**82.3 (4.2)87.45 (1.18)
Body mass index24.28 (2.68)25.06 (1.38)25.34 (0.57)
Body fat (%)15 (3.13)14.45 (3.07)14.16 (3.04)
Vertical jump (W)1298 (112)*1279 (131)*1506 (75)
Vertical jump (cm)54 (7.2)*56 (6)*65 (4)
Wingate (W)933.75 (174)855.48 (150)983.75 (83)
Wingate (W/kg)10.68 (1.7)10.88 (1)10.45 (3)
Sit and reach (cm)21.02 (9.07)21.81 (7.76)21.62 (5.81)
Handgrip strength (kg/F)47.4 (6.3)*45.2 (6.5)*53.1 (5.3)
Aerobic fitness (ml/kg/min)56.8 (5)*59.6 (5)*65.8 (5)