International Rules comes to Copenhagen
Friday, April 29 2005 @ 02:31 am ACST
Contributed by: Peter Parry
International Rules came to Denmark for the first time on the 16th April 2005 with a match between the North Copenhagen Barracudas and the Copenhagen GAA club. Copenhagen GAA are a club of the increasingly organised European GAA.
Previous stories have highlighted the hybrid game being played in Germany, USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan as well as at local club level in Ireland and Australia.
The match was played in excellent conditions on the Cudas' footy oval, with a soccer goal hauled against the back of the big sticks. The Gaelic boys were too strong on the day, running out victors 59 to 29. Though John Kelleher of the GAA club says: "but as we know only too well, as soon as the Aussie lads get used to the round ball, next time it will be oh so different."
The game was actually Copenhagen GAA's second IR match, having played Port Malmo Maulers, a Swedish club in the DAFL, in August last year.
This Irish-Danish website gives a good match write-up half way down the page (at time of writing).