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International Rules comes to Copenhagen

International Rules

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).

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Barracudas write-up
Authored by: Niels Schønnemann on Friday, April 29 2005 @ 02:48 am ACST
See also the Barracudas' write-up of the game. And for the record, its yours truly with the ball in the picture on the irish website.

Barracudas write-up
Authored by: cudaman on Friday, April 29 2005 @ 04:24 pm ACST

and what a great game this is! I have watched the games between Ireland and Australia and now having played it (maybe at a tad lower level of expertise) I am truly a convert - it is so fast and skillful - I may have to jump on to Peter P's bandwagon and say this is the game of the future!!! It did also help the Irish blokes were a pleasure to play against albeit they kicked our collective bottoms.

International Rules comes to Copenhagen
Authored by: Peter Parry on Sunday, May 01 2005 @ 05:22 am ACST

Well Niels you look like you have complete control of the "O'Neills" (round Gaelic ball). Good write up too, readers should click the link.

Cuda - glad to have you on the bandwagon, but Inter-rules will only be the game of the future if Gaelic and Aussie Rules continue their parallel growth in the world - and there is no reason to suggest the 2 codes won't. I think there'll be place for all 3 codes for many decades to come and the final vote will be by the fans, players and administrators of the far future.

What a mistake!
Authored by: Ash Nugent on Sunday, May 01 2005 @ 07:30 am ACST

I think International Rules is the worst mistake the AFL has ever made. Compromising the rules of our great great game, it's blasphemy. It isn't even played with an oval ball. I just hope the AFL doesn't dig a hole it can't get out of.

This money could go towards developing the game overseas.

Glen Archer recently said in the Herald Sun in Melbourne that he'd prefer they bring back State Of Origin footy than be involved in International Rules football. Amen brother.

What a mistake!
Authored by: Peter Parry on Sunday, May 01 2005 @ 04:53 pm ACST

Your views are held by a large minority of fans Ash - as indicated on a poll on this website. Polls on Bigfooty.com have suggested a roughly 50:50 view, though that could reflect a more traditional footy group. As far as I understand from AFL and GAA announcements, the IR series is paying for itself and not requiring money to be spent. At a local international level it seems great enjoyment is had in these games - both before and after the actual matches.

Your comments nonetheless are very welcome. There have been plenty of debates about this on Bigfooty.com