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Brits stick to home grown talent
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Thursday, June 05 2008 @ 04:59 pm ACST

That's ringing a bell here, I think you might be right... I think Johnny Boyle's
Irish and I think he's going to captain the Bulldogs... But I'm not sure.

Brits stick to home grown talent
Authored by: Brett Northey on Friday, June 06 2008 @ 12:15 am ACST

Yes, Boyle is Irish, and I believe the Bulldogs often field quite a few Irishmen. Whether they are permanently settled in the UK and/or from Northern Ireland, I don't know. Given the touchy issue of Northern Ireland, I gather, as in other sports, Northern Irish can choose between Great Britain and Ireland national teams.

Is that the way it normally works Dingo?

Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN

Brits stick to home grown talent
Authored by: John Enright on Friday, June 06 2008 @ 01:02 am ACST

ARFLI encompasses the entire Ireland of Ireland (exactly the same as the Rugby Union team and the International Rules team) and make no distinction between the north and south when it comes to footy! There have always been players from Northern Ireland on the National Squad and Ireland's 2002 Captain Michael Johnston was from the North.

Johnny Boyle, as far as I know, is from Dundalk in Co. Louth which is in the Republic of Ireland. We wish Johnny the best of luck with the Bulldogs and look forward to seeing him on the pitch in Melbourne!!!

John Enright

Brits stick to home grown talent
Authored by: redback30 on Sunday, June 08 2008 @ 03:17 am ACST

That's the stuff John ba', Beidh ar lá linn, no border here.

Brits stick to home grown talent
Authored by: Troy Thompson on Monday, June 09 2008 @ 04:07 pm ACST

While we are talking no borders - would Ireland consider selecting players outside their own competition like Boyle, or Irishmen playing in US competition, or for that matter in countries that will not be in the IC like those in Dubai or Singapore for example?