Scot Palmer, prominent football writer for Melbourne's Sunday Herald-Sun, published a short article this week on the performance of Carlton's O'hAilpin brothers, whom he believes may be on course for senior list promotions next season.
The Brisbane Lions have joined Carlton and Sydney in signing a Gaelic footballer, with County Tyrone player Sean Cavanagh agreeing to terms that will see him become an Australian footballer in 2006. Report from Jake Anson and Matt Guthrie.
The Leeside Lions are the 2005 ARFLI Premiers after a toughly contested Grand Final with the Dublin Demons in Kilkenny last Saturday. The Lions completed a clean sweep of all major honours offered by the ARFLI in 2005, also winning the pre-season Super 10s and the leading goalkicker award.
The Brit Cup is a mid-season carnival in the BARFL season where the clubs submit teams made up solely of "EU" (mainly born and bred British) players. This year's Cup on Saturday 18th June, was the 5th year of the concept and saw the best footy played so far.
This Saturday, June 25, will see the Ireland National Team play a challenge match against players from the rest of the League. In other news, local side Leeside took on a team from the HMAS ANZAC. Also previewed are the upcoming ARFLI finals.
Two well known internationals trying to make their
way at the highest level of footy are Carlton's Irish recruits Setanta
and Aisake O'hAilpin. The elder brother Setanta has received plenty of
press and recently played his first game for the Blues, promoted from
their VFL feeder club the Northern Bullants. But less is known about
Aisake. The pair were recently interviewed on Carlton's Blues Club
Corner radio show and the audio is available online.
On the 26th of May AFL Germany club the Hamburg Dockers played a friendly exhibition match against the HMAS ANZAC Slayers football team. The game was played hard and tough, but in a friendly spirit, with the ANZAC Slayers running out eventual winners, 6.15.51 to 4.6.30.