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International Rules Football Ireland v Australia 2008-2017

Australian Football League Logo [Reference: 17]

International Rules Series 2008

DateVenueWinner Runner-up 
24.10.2008PerthIreland45Australia44
31.10.2008MelbourneIreland57Australia53
  Ireland won 102-97 on agg
International Rules Football Ireland v Australia 2008 [Reference: 1

International Rules Series 2010

DateVenueWinner Runner-up 
  Australia47Ireland40
30.10.2010Croke ParkAustralia0-14-13 (55)Ireland1-11-13 (52)
  Australia won 102-92 on agg
International Rules Football Ireland v Australia 2010 [Reference: 1; 11]

International Rules Series 2011

DateVenueWinner Runner-up 
28.10.2011MelbourneIreland4-17-5 (80)Australia1-8-6 (36)
04.11.2011Gold CoastIreland1-13-5 (50)Australia0-7-8 (29)
  Ireland won 130-65 on agg
International Rules Football Ireland v Australia 2011 [Reference: 1; 12-13]

International Rules Series 2013

DateVenueWinner Runner-up 
19.10.2013Breffni Park, CavanIreland57Australia35
26.10.2013Croke Park, DublinIreland116Australia37
  Ireland won 173-72 on agg
International Rules Football Ireland v Australia 2013 [Reference: 1; 6-7]

International Rules Series 2014

DateVenueWinner Runner-up 
22.11.2014PerthAustralia56Ireland46
Australia won single-game
International Rules Football Ireland v Australia 2014 [Reference: 1]

International Rules Series 2015

DateVenueWinner Runner-up 
21.11.2015Croke Park, DublinIreland56Australia52
Ireland won single game
International Rules Football Ireland v Australia 2015 [Reference: 1]

International Rules Series 2017

DateVenueWinner Runner-up 
12.11.2017AdelaideAustralia2-13-12 (63)Ireland1-13-8 (53)
18.11.2017PerthAustralia0-15-8 (53)Ireland2-10-8 (50)
  Australia won 116-103 on agg
International Rules Football Ireland v Australia 2017 [Reference: 1; 14-15]

Report

Ireland won four of the sevuen International Rules Series between Ireland and Australia held from 2008 to 2017. In 2008 Ireland won both matches Down Under to win 102-97 on aggregate. In 2010 in Ireland, Australia turned the tables winning both matches to take the series. The pattern follwed in 2011 with Ireland winning both matches in Melbourne and the Gold Coast to take the series. In 2013 Ireland turned the pattern on its head winning both matches at home in Cavan and Croke Park, before losing a single game in Perth in 2014. In 2015 and 2017 the Series again went to the home side, wwith Ireland winning a single game in Croke Park in 2015, and the Australian team winning both games in Adelaide and Perth in 2017.

Ireland Celebrate after winning the International Rules Series with Australia
Ireland Celebrate after winning the International Rules Series with Australia [Reference: 18]

About International Rules Football

International Rules Football, also known as Compromise Rules in Ireland and Inter Footy in Australia is a sport featuring a compromise between Gaelic Football and Australian Football. It is 18-a-side (Gaelic Football is 15 and Australian Rules 21) and features both the goals & points of Gaelic Football and the Behinds of Australian Rules. A Goal is worth 6 Points, an Over 3 Points and a Behind 1 Point.

References

Bibliography

[1] GAA (2017) – “The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games – Full GAA Records from 1887 to 2017 Inclusive DBA Publications Limted, Dublin. Pg. 405

[2] (1999) Smith, Raymond (editor). The Sunday Independent ACCBANK Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games. pg. 530.

[3] (2002) Ulster GAA. Ulster Games 2002 Annual. “Results”. pg. 71.

Newspapers

[6] (2013) “Aussies’ fatal flaw is just not being up to it”. Irish Independent. Monday, October 21, 2013. pg. Sport 10-11

[7] (2013) “‘ It was like U-13 team playing against u-18s’”. Irish Independent. Monday, October 28, 2013. pg. 48-49

[8] (2014) “Ireland fail in basics as Aussies kick on for glory”. Irish Independent. Monday, November 24, 2014. pg. 48-49

[9] (2015) “Ireland’s Call as Kernan’s men outgun Aussies”. Irish Independent. Monday, November 23, 2015. pg. 46/47

Websites

[10] Footy Stamps (2006) History of International Rules [Internet] Available from: http://www.footystamps.com/ot_int_rules.htm [Accessed 10 September 2018]

[11] Gaelic Athletic Association (2010) Australia reclaim Cormac McAnallen Cup [Internet] Available from: http://www.gaa.ie/news/australia-reclaim-cormac-mcanallen-cup/ [Accessed 14 December 2017]

[12] Gaelic Athletic Association (2011) Ireland ease to record Test win in Melbourne [Internet] Available from: http://www.gaa.ie/football/news/ireland-ease-record-test-win-melbourne/ [Accessed 14 December 2017]

[13] Gaelic Athletic Association (2011) Ireland win International Rules series [Internet] Available from: http://www.gaa.ie/football/news/ireland-win-international-rules-series/ [Accessed 14 December 2017]

[14] Gaelic Athletic Association (2017) Australia defeat Ireland in Adelaide [Internet] Available from: http://www.gaa.ie/football/news/australia-defeat-ireland-adelaide/ [Accessed 2 December 2017]

[15] Gaelic Athletic Association (2017) Brave Ireland beaten in Perth [Internet] Available from: http://www.gaa.ie/football/news/brave-ireland-beaten-perth/ [Accessed 2 December 2017]

Logos

[16] Donegal Daily (2017) GAA Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.donegaldaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/gaa-logo.png [Accessed 2 December 2017]

[17] Wikipedia (2017) AFL Logo [Internet] Available from: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e4/Australian_Football_League.svg/1280px-Australian_Football_League.svg.png [Accessed 2 December 2017]

Images

[18] Buzz.ie (2017) ireland-international-rules-1024×539 [Internet] Available from: https://img.resized.co/buzz_ie/eyJkYXRhIjoie1widXJsXCI6XCJodHRwczpcXFwvXFxcL21lZGlhLmJ1enouaWVcXFwvdXBsb2Fkc1xcXC8yMDE3XFxcLzEwXFxcLzI1MTQ1ODM1XFxcL2lyZWxhbmQtaW50ZXJuYXRpb25hbC1ydWxlcy0xMDI0eDUzOS5wbmdcIixcIndpZHRoXCI6NzAwLFwiaGVpZ2h0XCI6MzcwLFwiZGVmYXVsdFwiOlwiaHR0cHM6XFxcL1xcXC93d3cuYnV6ei5pZVxcXC9pXFxcL25vLWltYWdlLnBuZ1wifSIsImhhc2giOiI2Njg0Mzc5MDMwNWViMzAwNjVhZmU0NzVlNDBhMWYwZWQ1ZjExOWJkIn0=/ireland-international-rules-1024×539.png [Accessed 29 November 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Anton Pippo O’Grady, Ireland .

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 29 November 2020

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