In his first intervention, Thompson calls a shot that goes over the crossbar "a miss" only to be surprised that the player is being congratulated by his teammates. He says "this is a bit queer". In his second intervention, he struggles to combine the goals and points tally. He says he is unsure who won the game as one team scored 6 goals and 17 points while the other team scored 3 goals and 23 points.
A goal is worth three points. Therefore, the team that scores 6-17 defeats a team that scores 3-23 despite the latter getting more scores. It seems pretty straight forward to GAA people.
Seamus wondered why a team would get three points (goal) for a shot 2.4m above the ground, one point for a shot 2.6m above the ground, but nothing for a shot 2.5m above the ground that hits the crossbar and rebounds into play. He also wanted to know if the GAA was the only sport with such a system where a contestant does not get rewarded for hitting the 'middle' of the scoring zone. He explained how Australian Rules football splits the scoring zone (see picture above left) but awards a score if the dividing post is hit. I could only muster the game of darts as a possible comparison with gaelic games.
It seems there is a gap in the GAA scoring zone.