IC14 Women's Grand Final - live report

Saturday, August 23 2014 @ 02:11 pm ACST

Contributed by: Brett Northey

Full match report to come later.

The match is underway at Punt Road Oval, next to the MCG.

Undefeated Canada Northern Lights taking on undefeated Ireland Banshees.

Punt Road Oval - Women's Grand Final - Canada Northern Lights vs Ireland Banshees
Team 1/4 1/2 3/4 Final
Canada Northern Lights 0.1  1.7  3.8  5.8 (38)
Ireland Banshees 0.0  0.0 1.0  2.0 (12)

Note this match is also being streamed live (video and commentary) at:  http://www.afl.com.au/global/aflic14/streaming

Beautiful sunny conditions.  Very physical match, umpires playing a lot of free kicks.  If Canada had kicked straight it would be over at half time... will there be regrets?

2nd half underway.  Ireland get their first goal but Bodashefsky hits back with 2 goals for Canada.  Cloudy and cooler now.

A few high hits and quite heated, Ireland's star Laura Corrigan sent off yellow card after getting Aimee Legault high.

Last 1/4 about to start.

Ireland battling hard but again bogged down in defence. Canada will win the 2nd Women's International Cup.

Canada Northern Lights win IC14 Women's 5.8 (38) to Ireland 2.0 (12). Big celebrations on the field, plenty of support from Canada's men side.

Congratulations Canada, the new women's powerhouse.  Impressive rise in just a few years, and the depth to bring two teams to IC14.

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