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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 16, 2017
Delighted Banshees reach IC17 Grand Final

It was a fabulous day for the Irish Banshees as they secured their third successive International Cup Grand Final after a tense, hard fought victory over neighbours Great Britain.  Next up is a rematch of the last two Grand Finals against the strong Canadians with both nations having won one Grand Final each to date. …

August 13, 2017
IC17: Irish News after Round 3

Round 3 of the pools in both the men’s and women’s competitions at the 2017 International Cup were completed today with the Alfa Irish Banshees topping their group with a convincing victory over Papua New Guinea Flames 9.7 61 to 0.3 3.  Read the AFL Europe match report here This result means the Banshees…

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 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 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 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 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. …

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