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AFL Europe Championships - Day 2 Scores

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The second day's play at the DCU Sportground in Dublin has been completed, with the higher seeds triumphing in each match, though not without some strong challenges.

Sweden defeated Croatia in the first match of the day, despite the Croatians making a good contest of it. The next match then saw Great Britain comfortably account for Germany in the first-ever encounter between the two nations.

The evening's play ended with Denmark threatening a major upset, leading the Irish at every change before the Warriors were able to overtake them in the last quarter. The Vikings will surely be disappointed, after similarly being overrun in the last quarter of the round 1 match against Great Britain.

Sweden1.3   3.7   4.10   5.11 (41)
Croatia1.12.14.15.2 (32)
         
         
Great Britain3.17.77.79.12 (66)
Germany0.10.22.32.3 (15)
         
         
Ireland0.12.33.57.7 (49)
Denmark4.05.16.26.3 (39)


Full match reports with best players and goal kickers are now available on the tournament website:
Warriors deny Vikings again
Bulldogs reach their First Final
Elks win over Knights

The GB Bulldogs have now booked a spot in Saturday's final. Their opponent will likely be Ireland, although there is still another round of group matches to play and a win for Croatia over the Irish could change the standings.

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AFL Europe Championships - Day 2 Scores
Authored by: Brett Northey on Wednesday, August 07 2013 @ 07:28 am ACST

Something that made Ireland so strong at IC11 was the number of Irish that had migrated to Australia for work and/or footy in the years immediately prior to the tournament.  Perhaps this means the Ireland side playing in the European Championships is missing half its best players which has brought it back to the pack.

On the other hand it seems likely that most of the other countries have stepped up as well.  It makes for an interesting tournament and makes it all the more competitive and worthwhile.

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Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN
AFL Europe Championships - Day 2 Scores
Authored by: hopandsolo on Wednesday, August 07 2013 @ 09:40 am ACST

It's true Ireland are strengthened in Oz because of the aussie rules playing Irish out there, but then the Irish league is smaller than many European leagues with only six teams so they need a boost to be able to compete in the ICs against the PNGs and NZs. The other European countries are getting stronger and I think the European Legion and Titan teams have helped this along with good coaching of players. This tournament is very competitive and you can see that from the closeness of results. Remember you can watch all matches on live www.aertv.ie and replayed on AFL Europe youtube channel.

AFL Europe Championships - Day 2 Scores
Authored by: hopandsolo on Wednesday, August 07 2013 @ 10:01 am ACST

Yesterday's games are now available, here is the cracker that was Ireland v Denmark with commentary from Ciaran O'Hara and Kieran Harte http://youtu.be/zJdVGl8H-SU