The Irish Experiment is the popular name for the interest, primarily from VFL/AFL clubs, in bringing Irish Gaelic footballers to Australia to play Australian rules football professionally. The AFL's focus on Gaelic footballers is due to the similarities between the sports. The Irish Experiment began in the mid-1980s as an informal project of the Melbourne Football Club. Despite its initial success, enthusiasm for the project lapsed until the 2000s, when it again became ongoing, reaching a record
The comparison between Australian rules football and Gaelic football is the subject of controversy among historians. The question of whether the two codes of football, from Australia and Ireland respectively, have shared origins arises due to similar styles of play in both games.
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The International Cup is the premier international Aussie Rules event in the world with the final being staged at the world famous Melbourne Cricket Ground, the biggest stadium in Australia. This tournament is staged every three years and Ireland have won the title on two occasions, in 2002 and the most recent cup in 2011.
Aussie Rules – List of Irish players in the AFL 2019 1. Darragh Joyce (St Kilda) – Joyce, brother of former Kilkenny hurler Kieran is playing with St Kilda. He made his... 2. Pearce Hanley (Gold Coast Suns) – Hanley had been in Australia since 2008 when he joined the Brisbane Lions. He has... 3. ...
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All the players on the Irish Warriors Aussie Rules team must fund training and playing 100% themselves. This is tough for everyone. With the International Cup being played in Australia the financial burden is greater with a ballpark figure of €5,000 to find preparing and playing in this tournament.
Irish Banshees head to Scotland for Aussie Rules Euro Cup. The Irish Banshees Aussie Rules Women’s National Football Team will travel to Edinburgh this weekend to compete against the European Crusaders for the Euro Cup title. The Banshees have won both Euro Cup titles since the women’s section was introduced to the competition in 2010.