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December 2, 2017
ARFLIW Draft Cup a great success

The ARFLI women had a very successful inaugural ARFLIW Draft Cup 2017 last Saturday in Islandbridge, Dublin.   They were playing the 7s format of the game that is a great introduction format for new players.  There were 8 teams from across Ireland playing with many players trying Aussie Rules for the first time.  There were…

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 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. …

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…

June 13, 2017
Alfa Backing The Irish Banshees

Sponsorship Announcement – The Australian Rules Football League of Ireland (ARFLI) are proud to announce Alfa as the official team sponsor of the 2017 National Women’s Team, the Irish Banshees. The Irish Banshees will be competing at the upcoming 2017 AFL International Cup in Melbourne in August and the Euro Cup 2017 in Bordeaux in…

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…

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