Welcome to World Footy News
Thursday, August 24 2017 @ 05:04 AM ACST

View Printable Version

Irish name final 23 man team

International Rules

Ireland have named their 23 man team ahead of the upcoming International Rules Series Tests against Australia in Ireland.  The first Test is this Saturday 19th of October at Kingspan Breffni Park. 

Among the named squad Australian football followers will recognise Carlton’s Zach Tuohy and former Brisbane/St Kilda player Colm Begley. Chrissy McKaigue played with the Sydney Swans reserves, and Michael Shields lasted half a season with the Carlton Football Club before deciding to go back to Ireland.

Ciaran Kilkenny who left Hawthorn before the season started this year and Ciaran Byrne who has signed with Carlton to be on the club’s list as an International Rookie in 2014 have also been named.

The squad is as follows

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • SlashDot
  • Del.icio.us
  • Yahoo Buzz
View Printable Version

Indigenous All Stars team to push for all to Recognise

International Rules
The Indigenous All Stars squad has used its final training session before representing Australia in Ireland to call for the first 40,000 years of Australia’s history to be recognised in our nation’s Constitution.
 
The team wore the shirts of the Recognise movement to perform their War Cry to help build support for the referendum within two years.
 
The All Stars will be the first All-Indigenous team to represent an Australian sporting code at senior level overseas since the first cricket team toured England in 1868, more than 150 years ago.
 

 

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • SlashDot
  • Del.icio.us
  • Yahoo Buzz
View Printable Version

VAFA tour of Ireland

International Rules

The VAFA are two thirds of the way through their tour of Ireland playing three International Rules format matches. In their first match in County Cork they easily defeated Na Piarsaigh by 86 points and in the second match they went down by 18 points to the combined Dublin Universities team.

Later tonight local time they will play the All Ireland Gaelic football team in the final match of the tour in Cavan.

Results and match reports below.

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • SlashDot
  • Del.icio.us
  • Yahoo Buzz
View Printable Version

Irish IRS squad named

International Rules

Ireland have named a 29 man squad ahead of the upcoming International Rules Series Tests against Australia in Ireland. This squad is expected to be shortened to 23 closer to the first Test.

Among the named squad Australian football followers will recognise Carlton’s Zach Tuohy and former Brisbane/St Kilda player Colm Begley. Chrissy McKaigue played with the Sydney Swans reserves, and Michael Shields lasted half a season with the Carlton Football Club before deciding to go back to Ireland.

Others that had short stints in Australia are John Heslin at Richmond (he also played in the winning Irish team at IC11) and Ciaran Kilkenny who left Hawthorn before the season started this year.

Ciaran Byrne has signed with Carlton to be on the club’s list as an International Rookie in 2014.

The squad is as follows

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • SlashDot
  • Del.icio.us
  • Yahoo Buzz
View Printable Version

Australian team named

International RulesNarrowed down from a squad of 33 a little over a month ago the Australian team of 21 players for the International Rules series in Ireland has been named. The AFL chose to make up this year's team from players of Indigenous Australian heritage. They depart for Ireland on Saturday.
Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • SlashDot
  • Del.icio.us
  • Yahoo Buzz
View Printable Version

Irish captain named

International Rules

Ireland International Rules manager Paul Earley today confirmed Michael Murphy as team captain for the upcoming Test series against Australia.

Murphy is the 2012 Donegal All-Ireland winning captain will lead Ireland’s campaign in both Cavan and at Croke Park as Ireland look to retain the Cormac McAnallen Cup won in Australia two years ago.

Murphy said: “It is a massive honour to be involved with the Irish team, never mind accepting the accolade to lead my country as team captain. “I have enjoyed immensely the experience of pulling on the Irish jersey in the past and I am especially looking forward to playing with the best footballers from our game against the visiting Australian team over the course of the two upcoming tests.”

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • SlashDot
  • Del.icio.us
  • Yahoo Buzz
View Printable Version

Eligible Indigenous players named for IR series

International Rules

The AFL today announced the names of the players eligible for selection in the Indigenous Australian Rules team which will play in the 2013 International Rules Series in Ireland.

Supported by Coles and the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), the Indigenous Australian Rules team will play Test matches in Cavan and Dublin in October.
 
Head Coach Michael O’Loughlin made the squad announcement of 33 players at a special event held at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence in Sydney.
 
Representing the AFL Indigenous playing group, Hawthorn forward Lance Franklin and Sydney Swans forward Adam Goodes were in attendance.
Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • SlashDot
  • Del.icio.us
  • Yahoo Buzz
View Printable Version

One-time Demon named as Ireland manager

International RulesPaul Earley was this week named as the new manager of the Irish team for the 2013 International rules series against Australia. The two match series will be played in Ireland in October this year at a yet to be named venue in Ulster and at Croke Park.

Earley was the first Irishman recruited from Ireland to play in the VFL. Earley played for Melbourne in the VFL in the last match of 1984 after being recruited from gaelic football where he played for Roscommon. He then returned to Ireland and continued his GAA football career and played in the 1987 International Rules series for Ireland.
Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • SlashDot
  • Del.icio.us
  • Yahoo Buzz
View Printable Version

Ohio International Rules Football Challenge

International Rules
Our thanks to Columbus Jackaroos VP Kyle Jamison for this report.
Columbus, OH  The Aussie Rules and Gaelic clubs of Columbus, the Jackaroos and Naghten Street, respectively, faced off at Whetstone Park the morning of Saturday, May 5, for a rematch of last fall’s Ohio International Rules Football Challenge.
This was the first of a series of International Rules matches between the two clubs this year, which will climax with a curtain-raiser game for the 49th Parallel Cup, the annual Aussie Rules match-up between men’s, women’s, and U23 all-stars from Canada and the USA, on August 4 in Dublin, OH.

 

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • SlashDot
  • Del.icio.us
  • Yahoo Buzz
View Printable Version

Irish Skills Conquer Australian Pressure: Another Perspective

International Rules

The TV promos before the second International Rules Test at Carrara on the Gold Coast were about ‘intensity’, an Australian team needing to ‘settle the score’. They would do it by pressure, tackling and hitting harder, within the rules.

They also tagged key players, including Tadhg Kennelly who was tagged by Sydney Swans teammate Ben McGlynn.

That reality led to numerous spot fires in the third quarter with three Australians and two Irish yellow carded and off the bench for a time.

In fact, it was Irish skill which still trumped the Australians - better high marking! (as when Kieran Donaghy outmarked Ben Griggs near the Irish goal), astonishing evasive skills, lay-offs of the ball under pressure with the speed of the Harlem Globetrotters, and precise kicking.

Although the Irish did not race away in a scoreless first few minutes, they inched towards a slight lead at the time. Steven McDonnell, the highest scorer in the history of the series, kicked an Over (above the cross bar) from the boundary line in the last minute of the quarter, Ireland taking a 12-8 lead into the break.

As an Irish commentator said, the Irish were handling the tackle better than in the past, particularly important for players who normally play a non-tackling game. In contrast, from early in the game Australia’s Mitch Robinson looked like he was angling for a prize fight next year with Barry Hall.
 

Share
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • SlashDot
  • Del.icio.us
  • Yahoo Buzz