IC14 Men's Grand Final - live report

Saturday, August 23 2014 @ 04:08 pm ACST

Contributed by: Brett Northey

Full match report later.

Will Ireland move their International Cup championship record to an incredible 3 from 5ω PNG have played in every IC grand final but are 1 from 4. Will they equal Ireland on 2 or sink to 1 win from 5 IC grand finalsω

MCG - Men's Grand Final - Ireland Warriors vs Papua New Guinea Mosquitos
Team 1/4 1/2 3/4 Final
Ireland  3.2  3.4  4.5  6.6 (42)
PNG  1.1  2.5  3.8  6.9 (45)

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

Players on the field, anthems being played.  Game starts 4:50pm local time.  19 degrees C.

Players ready 3 mins early.   Underway.

PNG players quick and skilful but completely unpredictable to each other including their forwards. Ireland's size bothering them.  Lucey and Finn too big up forward.  Mozzies giving away a lot of frees around the ground.

Peni marks and kicks 48m goal after the 1/4 time siren for massive morale boost to PNG.  (May have been Beno, some PNG players not wearing their assigned numbers, as usual).

All PNG in 2nd quarter, but little to show at first.  Now starting to put it on the board.  Margin down to 4 pts to Ireland.

Lights are on.  Ireland by 5 pts at 1/2 time. PNG speed and pressure has them on top around the ground now.

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