Joy as Irish make the MCG

August 24, 2011 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

The Irish Warriors have made it to the International Cup final after a convincing 5.16 46 to 2.1 13 win over the New Zealand Hawks at Ransford Oval, Royal Park, Melbourne this afternoon.  The star of the game was Sydney based Mayo man Michael Carey who kicked all five goals.  It was a dominate display for the Warriors getting 21 scoring shots to New Zealand’s 3 in a win the was revenge for defeat at the same stage in the 2008 tournament.

It was a warm sunny day in Melbourne with a steady downfield wind in near perfect footy conditions.  The Warriors accepted the challenge of the Haka and played with great effort, pressurising the Kiwis at all times.  It was a fabulous win and now sets up a final against Papua New Guinea who also had a convincing win against the USA Revos.

At the same time as the men’s game the Irish women the Banshees had another great win, this time over the USA Freedom team.  Final score 5.5 35 to 2.4 16.  They now play the final against Canada on Friday afternoon on Ransford Oval.  The men play their final at the MCG on Saturday morning before the AFL game between Hawthorn and Western Bulldogs.

Dr. Tammy was busy all day work with players on both teams ensuring they were in peak condition to play what may be some of the most important games of their careers.

Dr Tammy giving pre match adjustment to Westmeath man Brendan Nannery

interval huddle

 

Man of the moment Mick Carey and ARFLI president Ciaran O'Hara

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