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Dingoes to face Omani side

Middle East

The Dubai Dingoes have organised a football match against an Oman-based side. The game will be held on December 14 at a Gaelic football pitch in the nation’s capital Muscat, with players-per-side to be agreed upon on the day. The Oman side is made up of players from their 2007 Dubai 9s squad, along with local Gaelic side Na Cunna GLC an Mhadaidh (the Wolfhounds in English). The club was established in 1979, and they remain active, having just returned from the Gaelic Games in Bahrain.

It is part of a greater push to establish Australian football in the region. Apart from the Dingoes, the Dubai Heat and the Doha Kangaroos are other active clubs in the Middle East. The Dingoes hope that this match will add an Omani side to that list. Dubai will also play host to an AFL preseason match between Collingwood and Adelaide in February 2008.

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Dingoes to face Omani side
Authored by: Ash Nugent on Tuesday, December 18 2007 @ 03:02 pm ACDT

Muscat managed to defeat a travel-weary Dingoes outfit, at a venue dubbed the "Muscat Concrete Ground".

Dingoes to face Omani side
Authored by: cjh on Monday, January 07 2008 @ 03:39 am ACDT

Excuses from the Dingoes....you would think they walked over from Dubai rather than sitting on a bus for a few hours. No doubt the travelling side were somewhat undermanned, but a gritty effort by the Muscat boys should be acknowledged - a 6 goal win over the Dingoes in what was the first ever AFL game held in the Sultanate of Oman. The local GCC club (Clann na hOman) have been great supporters and contributors to getting aussie rules moving in Oman; the irish boys making up around half the team, with a handfull of aussies, the odd romanian and a few poms thrown in. Hoping to keep the momentum moving to the Dubai 9's, as the Muscat Magpies.

Unfortunately, word around Muscat town is that the Dingoes did nothing off the field to endear themselves or the code....unfortunate given they aspire to promote the game in the region.

Dingoes to face Omani side
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Wednesday, January 09 2008 @ 12:09 pm ACDT

Good to hear the Muscat Magpies might be a goer for a stable club.

Any updates on whether the local league with the Dubai sides, Oman and Doha
might get off the ground?

Dingoes to face Omani side
Authored by: cjh on Wednesday, January 09 2008 @ 05:39 pm ACDT

Early days so hard to say...a lot depends on the interest we can get for the 9s tournament in Dubai in March and whether we can keep blokes interested longer term. Turnover of expats in a smaller place like Muscat will always make it hard, but there is a growing aussie & kiwi population so we hope to keep building interest alongside the Gaelic game. Given the relatively more established Gaelic teams in the region, international rules games may be more successful.