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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.

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…

June 14, 2016
Warriors Squad Announced

Joint Head Coaches of the Irish Warriors National Team, Brian Currane and Ciaran O’ Hara have today announced the final squad and standby players for the 2016 AFL Europe Championships which will take place in London in August. All players are asked to contact the coaches by Wednesday of this week to confirm their availability…

March 21, 2016
Irish in Australia win Harmony Cup

Well done to the Irish team on winning their first Harmony Cup in Melbourne yesterday.  The one day tournament included eight nations with players being eligible based on their ethnic origin rather than their place of birth.  Several Irish Warriors and some former ARFLI players represented the Irish including; Michael Finn, Jonnie Doherty, Dean Ryan,…

October 18, 2015
Warriors miss bronze at Euro Cup

The Irish Warriors lost out on a bronze medal in the 2015 Euro Cup 9s tournament in Umag, Croatia last weekend when hosts Croatia Knights kicked a last minute goal to secure a medal.  It was a disappointing end to the tournament they won in 2011 and 2012.  The day started with an easy win against Norway…

October 16, 2014
Irish Warrior Lucey becomes Cat

Report from World Footy News Irish Australian Rules footballer Padraig Lucey has been snapped up by Geelong for two years as an international rookie. As part of the Ireland Warriors men’s team at this year’s International Cup in Melbourne last month, Padraig has managed to catch the attention of recruiters in a couple of ways….

October 16, 2014
Review of Warriors IC Grand Final

Heartbreak for BluMarine Irish Warriors as PNG gain sweet revenge Report by John Corrigan The BluMarine Irish Warriors suffered a heart breaking three point loss in the grand final of the 2014 International Cup at the MCG on Saturday August 23rd. Following an epic contest the Warriors went down to a skilful Papua New Guinea…

August 22, 2014
A Real Double Irish

Ireland on course for back to back AFL International Cup triumphs Having won the men’s and women’s tournaments at the last AFL International Cup in 2011, Ireland are on track for repeat successes in the 2014 competition.   The International Cup is a triennial event conducted by the AFL since 2002, and this year a record…

August 22, 2014
Blu Marine Warriors Battle Past South Africa

Ireland 0-0, 4-1, 5-3, 8-5 (53) South Africa 0-2, 1-3, 4-4, 4-4 (28)   Ireland: Lucey 2, Stynes 2, Finn, Joyce, O’Halloran, Geraghty South Africa: Mongia, Sokoyi, Moshoeshoe, Sobetwa. Best players; Ireland: O’Regan, McElhone, Joyce, Conor O’Halloran, Lucey, Stynes. South Africa: Funda, Pani, Phakedi, Mkhize, T.J Moagi, Moshoeshoe The Irish Warriors dream of claiming back…

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