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  1. Player In Focus:Marie Keating
  2. Player In Focus:Muiris Bartley
  3. ARFLI Premiership: Rounds 1 & 2 Results
  4. Player In Focus:Colin Lordan
  5. Premiership Preview:South Dublin Swans
May 13, 2017
Player In Focus:Marie Keating

Name:Marie Keating Nickname:Keats or Keatsy Age:34 Clubs: Sydney University, UCC Crusaders Favourite Position:- Centre AFL Honours:- -2006 and 2008 SWAFL (Sydney) Premiership -2008 Sydney Women’s AFL Team of the Decade -2011 All-Australian AFL Medal -2006, 2009, 2011 New South Wales State Squads -2011 National Div 2 Championship with NSW -2011 International Cup and Best on…

May 13, 2017
Player In Focus:Muiris Bartley

Name:Muiris Bartley Age: 24 NickName(s):- Biebs Clubs:-Leeside Lions Favourite AFL Position:- Forward AFL Honours:3 x EuroCup winner,  1 x AFL Europe Championship winner,  1 x AFL Europe Championship runner up,  1x AFL International Cup runner up Other Sporting Honours: Cork football representation, 2 x Munster champion, Munster rugby representation. Number 1 supporter of the hurling…

April 30, 2017
ARFLI Premiership: Rounds 1 & 2 Results
April 29, 2017 42 - 19 Leeside Lions vs Galway Magpies April 29, 2017 38 - 23 South Dublin Swans vs Belfast Redbacks April 29, 2017 36 - 34 Galway Magpies vs South Dublin Swans April 29, 2017 53 - 17 Leeside Lions vs Belfast Redbacks May 13, 2017 28 - 34 South Dublin Swans...
April 28, 2017
Player In Focus:Colin Lordan

PLAYER PROFILE Name:Colin Lordan Age:28 Nickname(s):Lundy or Lordy Clubs:- Leeside Lions, High Park  Demons (Toronto) , Wimbledon Hawks (London) Favourite AFL Position: Full Forward AFL Honours: 1 x ARFLI Premiership, 1 x  Euro Cup Runners Up 1 x  Euro Cup Third Place 1 x European Championship Runners Up Other Sporting Honours: 3 Limerick Senior Football…

April 28, 2017
Premiership Preview:South Dublin Swans

The Swannies come into the 2017 Premiership as many people’s favourites to take out their sixth flag. A core group who has reached the heights before is supplemented this year, by many recruits from Winter Championship teams. Ronan Cull, has come to the club from a stint in Australia, via a brief spell with the…

April 28, 2017
Premiership Preview:Galway Magpies

The Pies come into their 9th Premiership season somewhat under the radar. While the club has played pre-season against the UCC Bombers, there has been no form guide such as the Lions or Redbacks to judge where their base level is. What we know is that they will be well coached, with Shaun ‘Smurf’ Murphy…

April 27, 2017
Lions Champions League Review

On the first Saturday in April Leeside Lions made their AFL Europe Champions League debut in Amsterdam.  This tournament bringing together the winners of all club leagues in Europe is in it’s third year.  The Belfast Redbacks represented ARFLI in 2015 and last year it was the South Dublin Swans, with both teams reaching the…

April 25, 2017
Player In Focus:Sarah O’ Donovan

Name: Sarah O’Donovan Nickname:  Sar Age:22 Clubs: UCC Crusaders  Favourite Position:-  Anywhere in the Back line AFL Honours:- Captain of UCC Crusaders 2016/17 Winning the Fitzpatrick Cup in 2017 Other Sporting Honours:- All Ireland College Finalists in Division One Ladies Rugby First place in Lee Swim 2014 (18-24 wetsuit) Preferred Guernsey Number:- 4 Q. How…

April 25, 2017
Premiership Preview:Belfast Redbacks

If consistency is the trait any team is looking for, the Redbacks have been the most consistent team of the decade, having contested six Grand Finals in a row. For all that, they’ve only come out on the right side in the showpiece event twice, in 2012 and 2014. Last year, they missed out to…

April 30, 2017
ARFLI Premiership: Rounds 1 & 2 Results
April 29, 2017 42 - 19 Leeside Lions vs Galway Magpies April 29, 2017 38 - 23 South Dublin Swans vs Belfast Redbacks April 29, 2017 36 - 34 Galway Magpies vs South Dublin Swans April 29, 2017 53 - 17 Leeside Lions vs Belfast Redbacks May 13, 2017 28 - 34 South Dublin Swans...
April 28, 2017
Premiership Preview:South Dublin Swans

The Swannies come into the 2017 Premiership as many people’s favourites to take out their sixth flag. A core group who has reached the heights before is supplemented this year, by many recruits from Winter Championship teams. Ronan Cull, has come to the club from a stint in Australia, via a brief spell with the…

April 28, 2017
Premiership Preview:Galway Magpies

The Pies come into their 9th Premiership season somewhat under the radar. While the club has played pre-season against the UCC Bombers, there has been no form guide such as the Lions or Redbacks to judge where their base level is. What we know is that they will be well coached, with Shaun ‘Smurf’ Murphy…

April 27, 2017
Lions Champions League Review

On the first Saturday in April Leeside Lions made their AFL Europe Champions League debut in Amsterdam.  This tournament bringing together the winners of all club leagues in Europe is in it’s third year.  The Belfast Redbacks represented ARFLI in 2015 and last year it was the South Dublin Swans, with both teams reaching the…

April 25, 2017
Premiership Preview:Belfast Redbacks

If consistency is the trait any team is looking for, the Redbacks have been the most consistent team of the decade, having contested six Grand Finals in a row. For all that, they’ve only come out on the right side in the showpiece event twice, in 2012 and 2014. Last year, they missed out to…

April 24, 2017
Premiership Preview: Leeside Lions

The 2017 Premiership gets underway this Saturday, with the reigning Premiers hosting, and they will be a tough team to beat again this season. Strength in depth, a blend of Youth and Experience and the imposition of great structures delivered the Flag to Cork last year, and the team have subsequently gone on to represent…

March 11, 2017
UCC dominate Fitzpatrick Cup

University College Cork hosted the AFL Europe intervarsity competition last month and also took home the men’s and women’s cups.  On a bright February Saturday at the UCC sports grounds the well organised event finished in perfect fashion for the hosts who have developed an impressive club in recent years. Read report below from www.afleurope.org…

February 3, 2017
Fitzpatrick Cup in UCC on Saturday

The 2017 edition of the European Intervarsities championships is upon us with the competition being held this Saturday February 4th at UCC playing fields Curaheen, Cork city .  The Cup is named after AFL Chairman Mike Fitzpatrick who played with Oxford University Aussie Rules team in the 1970s and Mike has previously presented the winning cup to…

February 3, 2017
Ireland’s Laura Corrigan set for women’s AFL debut

Sunday will be a historic day for one Irish Banshee as Cavan woman Laura Corrigan Duryea is expected to debut for Melbourne football club in their opening round women’s AFL game against Brisbane Lions.  She has big boots to fill having been given the same number 11 jumper worn with such pride by Melbourne hero…

May 13, 2017
Player In Focus:Marie Keating

Name:Marie Keating Nickname:Keats or Keatsy Age:34 Clubs: Sydney University, UCC Crusaders Favourite Position:- Centre AFL Honours:- -2006 and 2008 SWAFL (Sydney) Premiership -2008 Sydney Women’s AFL Team of the Decade -2011 All-Australian AFL Medal -2006, 2009, 2011 New South Wales State Squads -2011 National Div 2 Championship with NSW -2011 International Cup and Best on…

April 25, 2017
Player In Focus:Sarah O’ Donovan

Name: Sarah O’Donovan Nickname:  Sar Age:22 Clubs: UCC Crusaders  Favourite Position:-  Anywhere in the Back line AFL Honours:- Captain of UCC Crusaders 2016/17 Winning the Fitzpatrick Cup in 2017 Other Sporting Honours:- All Ireland College Finalists in Division One Ladies Rugby First place in Lee Swim 2014 (18-24 wetsuit) Preferred Guernsey Number:- 4 Q. How…

April 17, 2017
Player In Focus:Onora Mulcahy


Q. How long have you been playing AFL and how did you get involved in Aussie Rules? I started last January after playing a Compromise Rules game the previous autumn. I didn’t take to it immediately as I squealed after my first tackle but soon got into it. Q. What aspect of Aussie Rules attracted…

March 11, 2017
Banshee Corrigan Duryea’s Dees journey

It has been a whirlwind few months for Ireland’s only AFL women’s (AFLW) competition player, Laura Corrigan Duryea.  After six games with Melbourne including today’s victory over Adelaide in Darwin they sit joint second on the ladder and are in contention for a Grand Final spot with one round remaining. From being a late edition to the…

March 11, 2017
Banshees announce IC17 players

The management and coaching staff of the Banshees are delighted to announce the updated list of Irish and U.K. based players who have earned their seats on the plane to Melbourne for IC17. CONGRATULATIONS to the following:- – Carolann Cassidy (Ulster Kookaburras) – Linda Connolly (Wandsworth Demons)… – Molly Cullen (Dublin Angels) – Laura Flannery…

November 7, 2016
Banshee selected by Melbourne

Our Irish Banshee Laura Corrigan (on right in photo) has been chosen by Melbourne FC as one of its three free agents for its 2017 women’s squad to play in the first national women’s AFL competition.  She becomes the first Irish women to be selected at this level of competition in what will be a semi-professional…

October 17, 2016
Ladies light up Lisbon

The Irish Banshees national women’s team took the silverware from the 2016 AFL Europe Euro Cup 9-aside tournament last weekend with a close fought victory over the English Vixens in sunny Lisbon, Portugal.  This year saw The Banshees joined by England, Scotland, Denmark, France, Sweden and Croatia as the women’s game grows in popularity every year…

September 17, 2016
Narrow losses for Irish in Euro finals

It was disappointment for both the Banshees and Warriors on Grand Final day at the AFL Europe 18-a-side European Championships.  In the women’s final the Banshees lost out to Great Britain Swans 1.2. 8 to 0.2. 2.  This was followed by the men’s Grand Final where the Warriors lost their title to Great Britain Bulldogs…

August 20, 2016
Banshees and Warriors make Grand Finals

Both the Irish Banshees and Warriors have made the European Championships Grand Finals to be played in London this afternoon.  In both games the opposition will be Great Britain.  The Banshees had a group game record of two victories over the European Crusaders, a draw with Great Britain and a one point loss to the same…

May 13, 2017
Player In Focus:Muiris Bartley

Name:Muiris Bartley Age: 24 NickName(s):- Biebs Clubs:-Leeside Lions Favourite AFL Position:- Forward AFL Honours:3 x EuroCup winner,  1 x AFL Europe Championship winner,  1 x AFL Europe Championship runner up,  1x AFL International Cup runner up Other Sporting Honours: Cork football representation, 2 x Munster champion, Munster rugby representation. Number 1 supporter of the hurling…

April 28, 2017
Player In Focus:Colin Lordan

PLAYER PROFILE Name:Colin Lordan Age:28 Nickname(s):Lundy or Lordy Clubs:- Leeside Lions, High Park  Demons (Toronto) , Wimbledon Hawks (London) Favourite AFL Position: Full Forward AFL Honours: 1 x ARFLI Premiership, 1 x  Euro Cup Runners Up 1 x  Euro Cup Third Place 1 x European Championship Runners Up Other Sporting Honours: 3 Limerick Senior Football…

April 24, 2017
Player In Focus:Gavin Murray

Name: Gavin Murray Age:29 NickName(s):Muzza Clubs: South Dublin Swans, UTS Bats (Sydney) , Perpignan Tigers Favourite AFL Position:- Ruck or Forward AFL Honours: AFL Europe Championship 2016 Team of the Tournament Other Sporting Honours: Representing Wicklow at all levels in GAA Preferred Guernsey Number: 9 / 11 Favourite AFL Player: Max Gawn Favourite Inspirational Quote: If you…

April 17, 2017
Squad Announcement: IC17 Warriors

The final selection of Europe based players for August’s International Cup has been confirmed, with 19 players from the squad of 30 confirmed. The remaining 11 players will be selected from State and local league sides in Australia. In addition to the 19 players named, 8 players have been placed on a standby list.

November 24, 2016
IC17 Training Squad Announced

The Irish Warriors management team have today named an extended Ireland based training squad for the 2017 AFL International Cup. More players may be added in the weeks ahead depending on performance in the Winter Championship and arrangements are also being made for UK and Australia based players to train and have trials and these…

October 18, 2016
Ireland Team To Play GB Bulldogs

The Irish Warriors team to play the European Champions this Saturday, October 22nd has been named and is listed below. The game will take place at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown on the Turf Field behind Sports HQ and will commence at 2PM. The game will be followed by an ARFLI Womens Game.  …

September 17, 2016
Narrow losses for Irish in Euro finals

It was disappointment for both the Banshees and Warriors on Grand Final day at the AFL Europe 18-a-side European Championships.  In the women’s final the Banshees lost out to Great Britain Swans 1.2. 8 to 0.2. 2.  This was followed by the men’s Grand Final where the Warriors lost their title to Great Britain Bulldogs…

August 20, 2016
Banshees and Warriors make Grand Finals

Both the Irish Banshees and Warriors have made the European Championships Grand Finals to be played in London this afternoon.  In both games the opposition will be Great Britain.  The Banshees had a group game record of two victories over the European Crusaders, a draw with Great Britain and a one point loss to the same…

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