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  1. National Teams To Feature On BBC NI Tonight
  2. Cora’s Journey To The Giants!
  3. Colleges Season Underway
  4. Lions Premiers Again
  5. ARFLI Grand Final Preview
November 6, 2017
National Teams To Feature On BBC NI Tonight

Tonight BBC Northern Ireland’s Irish Language show ‘I Lar an Aonaigh’ returns to BBC2 at 10PM and will carry a feature shot with the Irish teams prior to their departure to the International Cups. It was great to have Maire Bhreathnach and the BBC Gaeilge team down at training and everyone involved in footy is…

October 26, 2017
Cora’s Journey To The Giants!

See the inside story behind Cora Staunton’s big move to the GWS Giants for the 2019 AFLW Season. Video courtesy of GWS Giants Facebook Page.  

October 24, 2017
Colleges Season Underway

The ARFLI Colleges season is underway with some exciting developments for footy in the sector. The UCC and Maynooth University clubs are both back with a new influx of players and are training on Wednesday nights, and this year they’re joined by a new team, the CIT Saints, formed by National Team stalwart Paul Murphy….

September 28, 2017
Lions Premiers Again

Leeside Lions have retained their ARFLI Premiership after defeating South Dublin Swans last week in the Grand Final at the Mardyke Arena in Cork City.  Their win means they have now won back to back titles, a feat last achieved by South Dublin Swans, who won the 2010 and 2011 titles. The game played on…

September 14, 2017
ARFLI Grand Final Preview

The 2017 ARFLI men’s Grand Final takes place on Saturday at 2pm at the Mardyke Arena, Cork City between the hosts Leeside Lions and South Dublin Swans.  After the Lions topped the ladder they gained the right to have a home final and the Swans joined them last week after defeating both Belfast Redbacks and Galway Magpies…

September 11, 2017
Swans into Grand Final in Dramatic Fashion

South Dublin Swans have qualified to play Leeside Lions in the 2017 ARFLI men’s Grand Final after a dramatic after the siren goal secured their spot.  It was Ronan Cull who kicked the wonder goal. He was on the boundary kicking into a strong cross wind from 40 metres out.  But his booming kick flew between…

August 20, 2017
Match Report – Irish Banshees International Cup Win

From AFL Europe By Riley Brettell The Irish Banshees have claimed the sweetest revenge imaginable to take out the 2017 International Cup, coming out on top of the Canadian Northern Lights in as thrilling a sporting contest as you would see anywhere in the world. In a match fitting of top billing at the MCG…

August 19, 2017
Banshees win AFL International Cup in a thriller

Ireland Banshees 4.1 (25) Canada Northern Lights 3.3 (21) The Alfa Irish Banshees, the Irish women’s Australian Rules Football national team have won the 2017 AFL International Cup this morning in the Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. In a nail biting finish, with the Irish up by less than a goal, they held the valiant Canadian women…

August 18, 2017
Banshees Ready for Grand Final Glory

The women’s Irish Aussie Rules team, the Alfa Irish Banshees take on the Canada Northern Lights in the 2017 AFL International Cup Grand Final this coming Saturday in the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne at 4:30pm local time, 7:30am GMT.  The tournament is the showpiece event of international Aussie Rules calendar with nations from all over…

November 6, 2017
National Teams To Feature On BBC NI Tonight

Tonight BBC Northern Ireland’s Irish Language show ‘I Lar an Aonaigh’ returns to BBC2 at 10PM and will carry a feature shot with the Irish teams prior to their departure to the International Cups. It was great to have Maire Bhreathnach and the BBC Gaeilge team down at training and everyone involved in footy is…

October 24, 2017
Colleges Season Underway

The ARFLI Colleges season is underway with some exciting developments for footy in the sector. The UCC and Maynooth University clubs are both back with a new influx of players and are training on Wednesday nights, and this year they’re joined by a new team, the CIT Saints, formed by National Team stalwart Paul Murphy….

September 14, 2017
ARFLI Grand Final Preview

The 2017 ARFLI men’s Grand Final takes place on Saturday at 2pm at the Mardyke Arena, Cork City between the hosts Leeside Lions and South Dublin Swans.  After the Lions topped the ladder they gained the right to have a home final and the Swans joined them last week after defeating both Belfast Redbacks and Galway Magpies…

September 11, 2017
Swans into Grand Final in Dramatic Fashion

South Dublin Swans have qualified to play Leeside Lions in the 2017 ARFLI men’s Grand Final after a dramatic after the siren goal secured their spot.  It was Ronan Cull who kicked the wonder goal. He was on the boundary kicking into a strong cross wind from 40 metres out.  But his booming kick flew between…

August 9, 2017
IC 17 Match Report: Irish Warriors 11.13(79) v France 2.2(14)

Round 2 IRELAND vs FRANCE ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE, BALLARAT WEDNESDAY AUGUST 9th 12.30pm Courtesy of www.afleurope.org By SIMEON SWAIN and EDWARD BOURKE Ireland have continued their impressive start to the International Cup, shaking off a spirited France to win by 65 points at St Patrick’s College in the inaugural Schools Round. St Patrick’s is well-known…

August 9, 2017
IC 17 Match Report: Alfa Irish Banshees 8.13(61) European Crusaders 0.0

Round 2 Irish Banshees vs European Crusaders – St Patrick’s College, Ballarat – August 9th, 10:45am Courtesy of www.afleurope.org BY RILEY BRETTELL AND TARA COSOLETO The Alfa Irish Banshees continued their strong start to the AFL International Cup with a 61-point victory over the European Crusaders in Ballarat today. Magnificent sunshine covered the ground at…

August 7, 2017
IC 17 Match Report: Alfa Irish Banshees 7.4(46) USA 1.2(8)

Round 1 – Irish Banshees vs USA Ransford Oval, Royal Park – August 6th, 2:00pm Courtesy of www.afleurope.org Images by Lily Beck BY RILEY BRETTELL The Alfa Irish Banshees have kicked off their AFL International Cup campaign with a commanding victory over the USA, prevailing by 38 points on a blustery day at Royal Park in Melbourne….

August 7, 2017
IC 17 Match Report: Ireland 6.5(41) PNG 4.5(30)

Irish Warriors vs Papua New Guinea Mosquitoes McAllister Oval, Royal Park – 6th of August, 11:15am Courtesy of www.afleurope.org Images by Lily Beck By Simeon Swain It was a tough wet affair at McAlister Oval as the Irish Warriors narrowly defeated a physical Papua New Guinea side. The reigning champion and tournament favourite Mosquitoes, were confronted…

July 26, 2017
UCC’s Impact Will Be Felt At IC17

As the Irish based players in Ireland’s IC17 Squads prepare to leave for Melbourne in the days ahead, all the clubs which have brought the players into the game can be proud of their achievements, but perhaps none more so than the UCC Club. Having been founded by Danny O’ Brien back in 2013, the…

November 6, 2017
National Teams To Feature On BBC NI Tonight

Tonight BBC Northern Ireland’s Irish Language show ‘I Lar an Aonaigh’ returns to BBC2 at 10PM and will carry a feature shot with the Irish teams prior to their departure to the International Cups. It was great to have Maire Bhreathnach and the BBC Gaeilge team down at training and everyone involved in footy is…

August 20, 2017
Match Report – Irish Banshees International Cup Win

From AFL Europe By Riley Brettell The Irish Banshees have claimed the sweetest revenge imaginable to take out the 2017 International Cup, coming out on top of the Canadian Northern Lights in as thrilling a sporting contest as you would see anywhere in the world. In a match fitting of top billing at the MCG…

August 19, 2017
Banshees win AFL International Cup in a thriller

Ireland Banshees 4.1 (25) Canada Northern Lights 3.3 (21) The Alfa Irish Banshees, the Irish women’s Australian Rules Football national team have won the 2017 AFL International Cup this morning in the Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. In a nail biting finish, with the Irish up by less than a goal, they held the valiant Canadian women…

August 18, 2017
Banshees Ready for Grand Final Glory

The women’s Irish Aussie Rules team, the Alfa Irish Banshees take on the Canada Northern Lights in the 2017 AFL International Cup Grand Final this coming Saturday in the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne at 4:30pm local time, 7:30am GMT.  The tournament is the showpiece event of international Aussie Rules calendar with nations from all over…

August 9, 2017
IC 17 Match Report: Alfa Irish Banshees 8.13(61) European Crusaders 0.0

Round 2 Irish Banshees vs European Crusaders – St Patrick’s College, Ballarat – August 9th, 10:45am Courtesy of www.afleurope.org BY RILEY BRETTELL AND TARA COSOLETO The Alfa Irish Banshees continued their strong start to the AFL International Cup with a 61-point victory over the European Crusaders in Ballarat today. Magnificent sunshine covered the ground at…

August 8, 2017
Irish recap AFL International Cup Day 1

The Irish Banshees and Warriors had starts to the AFL International Cup 2017 they would have dreamed of for three years.  After Grand Finals defeats for both teams in 2014 maybe they was some more hope for the opposition when facing the men and women in green.  However in the Warriors defeat of reigning champions…

August 7, 2017
IC 17 Match Report: Alfa Irish Banshees 7.4(46) USA 1.2(8)

Round 1 – Irish Banshees vs USA Ransford Oval, Royal Park – August 6th, 2:00pm Courtesy of www.afleurope.org Images by Lily Beck BY RILEY BRETTELL The Alfa Irish Banshees have kicked off their AFL International Cup campaign with a commanding victory over the USA, prevailing by 38 points on a blustery day at Royal Park in Melbourne….

August 5, 2017
Irish ready for IC17 Round 1

Early tomorrow morning the Irish Banshees and Warriors commence their 2017 International Cup campaigns in Melbourne after a week of preparation in the Victorian capital.  The Warriors the champions of 2002 and 2011 and runners-up in 2014 meet the team that contested the last two Grand Finals alongside the men in green, Papua New Guinea. …

August 4, 2017
AFL International Cup will be streamed live

The 2017 AFL International Cup will be live streaming games throughout the competition in Melbourne.  With both the Irish Banshees and Warriors in action it is a great opportunity to see the men and women in green in action.  Although the games are on a little early in the day, night larks won’t mind! Irish…

November 6, 2017
National Teams To Feature On BBC NI Tonight

Tonight BBC Northern Ireland’s Irish Language show ‘I Lar an Aonaigh’ returns to BBC2 at 10PM and will carry a feature shot with the Irish teams prior to their departure to the International Cups. It was great to have Maire Bhreathnach and the BBC Gaeilge team down at training and everyone involved in footy is…

August 16, 2017
Heartbreak for Warriors as Final Dream Dashed at Siren

It was heartbreak for the Irish Warriors in their final pool game against New Zealand on Tuesday.  Winning the game that would get them to the International Cup Grand Final entering the closing seconds, a New Zealand kick inside Ireland’s defensive 50 somehow turned into a free kick for the Hawks.  Then the siren sounded and…

August 13, 2017
IC17 Match Report: Irish Warriors 9.16 (70) Great Britain 8.7 (55)

Report from Ash Nugent for World Footy News Ireland has defeated Great Britain by fifteen points, in Round 3 of the 2017 International Cup. The Community Round between Great Britain and Ireland took place at Koornang Park, Carnegie, home of the Caulfield Bears. The match was wedged between Caulfield’s Seniors and Reserves, and they were happy hosts, running…

August 9, 2017
IC 17 Match Report: Irish Warriors 11.13(79) v France 2.2(14)

Round 2 IRELAND vs FRANCE ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE, BALLARAT WEDNESDAY AUGUST 9th 12.30pm Courtesy of www.afleurope.org By SIMEON SWAIN and EDWARD BOURKE Ireland have continued their impressive start to the International Cup, shaking off a spirited France to win by 65 points at St Patrick’s College in the inaugural Schools Round. St Patrick’s is well-known…

August 8, 2017
Irish recap AFL International Cup Day 1

The Irish Banshees and Warriors had starts to the AFL International Cup 2017 they would have dreamed of for three years.  After Grand Finals defeats for both teams in 2014 maybe they was some more hope for the opposition when facing the men and women in green.  However in the Warriors defeat of reigning champions…

August 7, 2017
IC 17 Match Report: Ireland 6.5(41) PNG 4.5(30)

Irish Warriors vs Papua New Guinea Mosquitoes McAllister Oval, Royal Park – 6th of August, 11:15am Courtesy of www.afleurope.org Images by Lily Beck By Simeon Swain It was a tough wet affair at McAlister Oval as the Irish Warriors narrowly defeated a physical Papua New Guinea side. The reigning champion and tournament favourite Mosquitoes, were confronted…

August 5, 2017
Irish ready for IC17 Round 1

Early tomorrow morning the Irish Banshees and Warriors commence their 2017 International Cup campaigns in Melbourne after a week of preparation in the Victorian capital.  The Warriors the champions of 2002 and 2011 and runners-up in 2014 meet the team that contested the last two Grand Finals alongside the men in green, Papua New Guinea. …

August 4, 2017
AFL International Cup will be streamed live

The 2017 AFL International Cup will be live streaming games throughout the competition in Melbourne.  With both the Irish Banshees and Warriors in action it is a great opportunity to see the men and women in green in action.  Although the games are on a little early in the day, night larks won’t mind! Irish…

July 28, 2017
Irish national squads jet off to IC17

The Irish Warriors and Banshees fly out to Melbourne, Australia today as they get ready to contest the sixth edition of the AFL International Cup which commences on Sunday August 6th.  To date the Warriors have won two of five International Cup titles and were runners up in the last edition in 2014.  The Banshees were…

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