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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 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. …

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…

July 23, 2017
AFL announce International Cup draw

This week the AFL announced the draw for the men’s and women’s International Cup competition that takes place in Victoria in Australia starting on August 5th and running until August 19th.  Both the Irish men’s and women’s national teams are travelling and hopes are high of a repeat of their 2011 successes after being both runners-up…

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…

August 14, 2016
Ireland ready for Euros

Starting on Sunday, Irish Warriors commence their challenge of retaining the 18 a-side European Championships in Motspur Park Oval, Wimbledon, London.  The women’s team, the Irish Banshees are also there and commence their competition on Thursday with both Grand Finals on Saturday 21st August. This year there are four men’s teams and three women’s teams…

October 16, 2014
Irish Banshees miss out in Oz

Avolon Irish Banshees relinquish their International Cup Crown   report from World Footy News Women’s Grand Final, Punt Road Oval, 23rd August 2014 On the day on which footy’s traditional rivals, Geelong and Hawthorn clashed just across the Yarra Parklands, where footy began, the Canadian Northern Lights comprehensively defeated the 2011 champions, Ireland. It might…

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