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Dublin Eagles swoop on 2004 Ireland Championship

EuropeWhat a big week in world footy! Last weekend saw the premiers decided in many leagues around the planet (see other stories). In Ireland, the Dublin Eagles, dominant all season, have won the 2004 Australian Rules premiership, defeating the Dublin Demons at St Anns Park, Raheny, on Saturday September 11th.
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Vancouver Cougars are NWPAFL champions for 2004

North AmericaThe North West Pacific AFL Grand Final was played on Saturday, September 11th, with the Vancouver Cougars hanging on to defeat the Seattle Grizzlies by nine points, in a match that will be remembered as a desperate battle by two injury ravaged but proud clubs.
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Aussie Rules spreads its wings to PNG's Gulf Province

OceaniaA recent trip by AFL development officers to Kerema has resulted in the reinvigoration of Australian Football in PNG's Gulf Province.
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Fútbol Australiano - Latin America the next growth market?

South America

After stumbling across footage of AFL matches on Argentine TV in the early 90s, Ricardo Acuña, now president of the Argentine Alternative Sports Association, started to think of ways to kick start the code in Buenos Aires.

In 1997 the first game of Aussie Rules was played in the Argentine capital. The league has consolidated, growing to include juniors and schools - but Acuña's next goals include spreading throughout the rest of Latin America.

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St Louis Blues claim back-to-back MAAFL titles

North AmericaThe 2004 Mid-American AFL season came down to the wire with four of the seven clubs still in contention going into the last round (the premiership being decided on ladder positions with no finals series). Despite the Milwaukee Bombers having a good win over Dallas, St Louis retained their title by having a solid victory against Atlanta.
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Lillerød Lions take the Cup in first Danish Schools Championship

EuropeJunior football in Denmark entered a new era this week with the first Farum Inter-School Championships held on September 5th. Over 60 players aged 11-16 represented 4 schools in the Farum area, with the Lillerød Lions defeating Marie Kruse, Stavnsholt and Solvang for the cup.
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First International League to Produce an AFL Draftee? - The Votes are In

General NewsWorld Footy News' inaugural poll has come to a close - with the subject of the first international Australian Rules competition to provide an AFL draftee coming under the microscope.

And the readers' vote has started some discussion...
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Golden Gate evolve their own way

North AmericaThe Golden Gate AFL has grown rapidly in its first three seasons, with plenty of promise for the future. World Footy News takes a closer look.
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AFL finals 2004 - then there were six

General NewsAlthough worldfootynews.com focuses on leagues and clubs around the world, primarily outside of Australia, it would be remiss of us not to mention that the finals are on for the world's premier Australian Rules league - the AFL.
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Football's South Pacific Paradise

OceaniaAustralian football has long neglected its own neighbours. A lot of work is now being done to change that. Could footy be bound for the South Pacific Games?
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Interview with a potential New Zealand Falcon

OceaniaNot so long ago, when Australians moved overseas, they were forced to leave behind the game they love. Fortunately that is now changing, and Jeremy Blyth is someone who has benefitted. And since he spent several teenage years in New Zelaland, he hopes to represent them with pride in the 2005 International Cup.
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Aussie Rules explosion continues - plans for Zimbabwe

AfricaAs football programs grow in countries they soon wish to test their national squad, but in the case of South Africa, there are no other Aussie Rules nations nearby. This may not be the case for much longer, as plans are underway to introduce the game to Zimbabwe. The remarkable explosion in interest in Australian footy appears poised to spread through southern Africa.
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