Meet the team
The Irish Warriors team has been officially announced. It’s a formidable line up including top quality players and no lack of height with the average squad height of 6 foot 2 inches! Some notable players in the squad include:
- Mick Finn, the 2008 player of the tournament, Melbourne based Mick previously played for Kerry U21s.
- Aisake Ó hAilpín – brother of Carlton player Setanta and Cork hurling great Sean Og. Now playing at Maribyrnong Park in Victoria he’s 198 cm and spent several years on Carlton’s list in the VFL playing for the Northern Bullants. Aisake is probably best know in Ireland for playing full forward for Cork hurlers.
- Conor Meredith – The former Laois underage Gaelic Footballer now with Aberfeldie in Victoria but previously playing on North Melbourne’s list in the VFL playing for Werribee.
- John Heslin – 19 year old young gun Gaelic footballer from the St Loman’s GAA club in Westmeath had 2 games in this year’s All-Ireland championship, about to join Richmond in the AFL
- Alan Coomey – now playing with East Fremantle in the WAFL and winner of ARFLI’s Player of the Decade (2000s) award.
- David Stynes – brother of Melbourne legend Jim. David played underage for the Dubs and made one appearance for Dublin seniors, a winner with Ireland in 2002.
The average age of the squad is 29 and the largest single representation of any club side will be the Sydney based UTS Bats with eight players. Of the Irish based representatives there are players from Leeside Lions, Midland Tigers, Dublin Demons, West Dublin Saints, South Dublin Swans and Belfast Redbacks.