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Friday, December 14 2018 @ 08:24 pm ACDT

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Irish International Begley hits the bigtime

Europe19 year old Irishman Colm Begley made his senior debut for the Brisbane Lions on the weekend, capping off a meteoric rise to AFL football. Recruited from amateur Gaelic Football club County Laois, Begley played his first game of Australian rules football this year, and lined up in the NAB Cup quarter-final in just his third game of Australian football.
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Young Gaelic football star confirms he will join Collingwood

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As profiled in a previous story, 18 year old county Down star Martin Clarke had signed with Collingwood. It is now confirmed that he will join Collingwood at the end of this year's Gaelic football season. Clarke captained the under-18 'Minor' county Down team to victory in the 2005 All Ireland Minor Football Championship Final.

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The Flying Dutchmen

Europe

Footy in Holland has had a number of false starts in recent years, but a team wearing the national colours finally made an appearance at last year's Eu Cup. Although they haven't had a chance to take on outside opposition since then, a crew have recently been training in The Hague. A temporary website has been created at aussierulesnetherlands.blogspot.com with plans for a permanent webpage in the works.

Interested new players can contact Arnout Brokking via email - arnout27@gmail.com

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Triumphant Reading Roos add to the Trophy Cabinet

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After only a few weekends ago taking home the trophy at the Scania Cup, the Reading Roos have soundly defeated the Nottingham Scorpions 151-44 to win the BARFL Regional Premiership for 2006.

This report courtesy of Adam Bennett and Joao Coelho.

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First-ever juniors test match England vs Denmark

Europe

On the weekend of September 16 and 17, for the first time ever, a junior footy team from England will make its way to Farum, Denmark. Saturday will see the English kids join the various junior teams from Denmark and Scania in a lightning-premiership, followed on Sunday morning by probably the first ever full-scale junior international ever between a representative Danish junior side will clash with their English counterparts.

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Down wonder to play down under

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It is believed that Irish wonderkid Martin Clarke has signed with the Collingwood Football Club. Clarke has been in Australia for the last four weeks to assess the possible move and the club, and for the Magpies to assess the young Gaelic star.

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Reading defeat South Dublin for the Scania Cup

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The 2006 Scania Cup saw 12 sides from across Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Britain and Ireland converge on the southern Swedish town of Landskrona last Saturday, July 22. Nine hours of solid tournament footy later, the Reading Roos defeated the South Dublin Swans by 8 points to take home the trophy for the third year in a row.

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Croatia two from two in the Eastern European Tri-Nations

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Croatia hosted its first-ever footy tournament last weekend, with the Vienna Kangaroos and Czech Lions visiting Zagreb on Saturday July 22nd. The Croats repeated their form from the first tri-series tournament in Vienna, winning both their matches. Around 100 spectators attended the games, including some local press and the Australia ambassador to Croatia, Ms Anna George, who presented the trophies to the winning team.

This report courtesy of Kolja "the Croatian Crusher" Koracak.

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UK kids footy in London Youth Games

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For the second year running English schools have fielded Australian Football teams in the London Youth Games, with the Carshalton team scoring a narrow win over Hackney's side this year. Hopefully the high profile event will help boost interest in footy amongst children in the UK.

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A New Era Dawns for Danish Vikings

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It's been a rocky road for Denmark's national team over the past five years - from an international glamour side to a surprise withdrawal from the International Cup. A new coach is on the case and a new era beckons.

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