International Rules Series 2008
|Ireland won 102-97 on agg|
International Rules Series 2010
|30.10.2010||Croke Park||Australia||0-14-13 (55)||Ireland||1-11-13 (52)|
|Australia won 102-92 on agg|
International Rules Series 2011
|28.10.2011||Melbourne||Ireland||4-17-5 (80)||Australia||1-8-6 (36)|
|04.11.2011||Gold Coast||Ireland||1-13-5 (50)||Australia||0-7-8 (29)|
|Ireland won 130-65 on agg|
International Rules Series 2013
|19.10.2013||Breffni Park, Cavan||Ireland||57||Australia||35|
|26.10.2013||Croke Park, Dublin||Ireland||116||Australia||37|
|Ireland won 173-72 on agg|
International Rules Series 2014
|Australia won single-game|
International Rules Series 2015
|21.11.2015||Croke Park, Dublin||Ireland||56||Australia||52|
|Ireland won single game|
International Rules Series 2017
|12.11.2017||Adelaide||Australia||2-13-12 (63)||Ireland||1-13-8 (53)|
|18.11.2017||Perth||Australia||0-15-8 (53)||Ireland||2-10-8 (50)|
|Australia won 116-103 on agg|
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.
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.
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