Australian Football League International Cup 2014

Finals

DateHome TeamAway Team
Semi-Final Round
19.08.2014Irish Warriors8.5.53South African Lions4.4.28
08.2014Papua New Guinea Mosquitos12.3.75New Zealand4.4.28
Grand Final
23.08.2014Papua New Guinea Mosquitos 6.9.45Irish Warriors6.6.42
Australian Football League International Cup 2014 [References: 1-3]

Pool Results

DateHome Team Away Team
Pool
10.08.2014Irish Warriors9.8.62Fiji1.4.10
13.08.2014Irish Warriors17.9.111France0.2.2
16.08.2014Irish Warriors10.6.66Nauru6.3.39
Australian Football League International Cup 2014 [References: 4-6]

Report

The Irish Warriors sailed through the Pool Stages of the Australian Football League International Cup 2014 in Melbourne defeating Fiji, France and Nauru before another good win against South African Lions in the Semi-Final.

In the Grand Final, however, they came against Papua New Guinea, the only other country where Australian Football is the National Sport, and were narrowly beaten 45-42 by the PNG team. It was heartbreak for the Irish Warriors to have come so close, but they could be proud of their magnificent performances throughout the tournament.

Mick Finn scored four goals to top score in the Grand Final, and Sean Paul Henry and Padraig Lucey each got one goal, but the Mosquitos got two late goals to snatch the victory.

Irish Warriors Team Photo v Papua New Guinea Mosquitos AFL International Grand Final 2014 [Reference: 7]

References

Images

[1] AFL Europe (2016) AFL Europe Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.afleurope.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/AFL-EUROPE.jpg [Accessed 13 March 2017]

Websites

[2] ARFLI (2014) A Real Double Irish [Internet] Available from: http://www.arfli.com/2014/08/22/a-real-double-irish/ [Accessed 18 January 2017]

[3] ARFLI / John Corrigan (2014) Review of Warriors IC Grand Final [Internet] Available from: http://www.arfli.com/2014/10/16/review-of-warriors-international-cup-grand-final/ %5BAccessed 5 September 2020][Broken Link – Available on the Wayback Machine Web Archive at: https://web.archive.org/web/20141207155425/http://www.arfli.com/2014/10/16/review-of-warriors-international-cup-grand-final/ [Accessed 18 January 2017]

[3] ARFLI (2014) Blu Marine Warriors Battle Past South Africa [Internet] Available from: http://www.arfli.com/2014/08/22/blu-marine-warriors-battle-past-south-africa/  [Accessed 18 January 2017]

[4] ARFLI (2014) Blu Marine Warriors Through to S/Fs [Internet] Available from: http://www.arfli.com/2014/08/22/blu-marine-warriors-through-to-sfs/  [Accessed 18 January 2017]

[5] ARFLI (2014) Match Report: Blu Marine Irish Warriors v France  [Internet] Available from: http://www.arfli.com/2014/08/14/match-report-blu-marine-warriors-v-france/ %5BAccessed 18 January 2017]

[6] ARFLI (2014) Match Report: Blu Marine Irish Warriors v France  [Internet] Available from: http://www.arfli.com/2014/08/14/match-report-blu-marine-warriors-v-fiji/  [Accessed 18 January 2017]

Images

[7] ARFLI (2014) IC14FinalMCGIreland-640×360 [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20141207155425im_/http://www.arfli.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/IC14FinalMCGIreland-640×360.jpg [Accessed 18 January 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Conor McGroarty

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Last Updated: 5 September 2020

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