1998 international rules series

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1998 international rules series
Event International rules series
Ireland win series 128–118 on aggregate
First test
Date 11 October 1998
Venue Croke Park, Dublin, County Dublin
Referee Michael Curley (Ireland)
Andrew Coates (Australia)
Attendance 22,900
Second test
Date 18 October 1998
Venue Croke Park, Dublin, County Dublin
Referee Michael Curley (Ireland)
Andrew Coates (Australia)
Attendance 35,221
1990
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The 1998 international rules series was the fifth annual series between Gaelic footballers from the Gaelic Athletic Association and Australian rules footballers from the Australian Football League and the first since it was cancelled in 1990. It was part of a four-year agreement.[1] Ireland and Australia both won a game however Ireland won the overall series by 10 points in aggregate.[2]

Results[edit]

Both tests were played at GAA Headquarters (Croke Park in Dublin). The total series attendance was 58,121.

Sources for the following details: Footy Stats[3]
Source for scores in the second test: International Rules Gold (TG4)[4]

First test[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 0.5.4 (19) 1.9.6 (39) 2.11.9 (54) 2.13.10 (61)
Flag of Australia.svg Australia 0.2.2 (8) 0.8.4 (28) 0.11.8 (41) 2.13.11 (62)
Australia won by 1 point
Date Sunday, 11 October 1998
Scoring (IRL) Goals: McCabe, Donnellan

Overs: Stynes 4, Canavan 3, McCabe 2, Foley 2, Donnellan, Fallon

Scoring (AUS) Goals: Neitz, Eagleton

Overs: Carey 4, Lloyd 4, Neitz, Everitt, Camporeale, Farmer, Crawford

Best IRL: McCabe, McDermott, B. Stynes, Canavan

AUS: Buckley, Smith, Carey, Neitz, Silvagni

Injuries Nil
Venue Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
Attendance 22,900
Referees / Umpires Michael Curley (Ireland)
Andrew Coates (Australia)
Match report

Second test[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland  ?.?.? 2.7.4 (37) 4.9.7 (58) 4.12.7 (67)
Flag of Australia.svg Australia  ?.?.? 2.6.6 (36) 2.8.10 (46) 2.10.14 (56)
Ireland won by 11 points
Date Sunday, 11 October 1998
Scoring (IRL) Goals: Canavan, Fallon, de Paor, Donnellan

Overs: Canavan 3, Fallon 2, Stynes 2, Daly, Cavlan, Kenny, Lockhart, Tohill

Scoring (AUS) Goals: Harvey, Camporeale

Overs: Holland 2, Eagleton 2, Ricciuto 2, Buckley, Stevens, Lloyd, Stynes

Best IRL: Canavan, McDermott, Fallon, Donnellan, McConnell

AUS: Hart, Holland, Buckley, Carey, Ricciuto, Silvagni, Wellman

Injuries Nil
Venue Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
Attendance 35,221
Referees / Umpires Michael Curley (Ireland)
Andrew Coates (Australia)
Match report

Squads[edit]

Source: Official Series match-day programme[5]

Ireland Australia
Num. Name Team Position Num. Name Team Position
N/A Colm O'Rourke Meath Manager N/A Leigh Matthews N/A Head coach
1 Finbarr McConnell Tyrone Goalkeeper 1 Stephen Silvagni Carlton Goalkeeper
2 Peter Canavan Tyrone Vice Captain[6] 2 Nick Holland Hawthorn
3 Kieran McGeeney Armagh 3 Matthew Lloyd Essendon
4 Diarmuid Marsden Armagh 5 Nathan Buckley Collingwood
5 Anthony Tohill Derry 6 Sean Wellman Essendon
6 Seán Marty Lockhart Derry 8 Anthony Stevens North Melbourne
7 Brendan Devenney Donegal 9 Shane Crawford Hawthorn
8 Paul Brewster Fermanagh 10 Peter Everitt St Kilda
9 Dermot McCabe Cavan 11 Jim Stynes Melbourne
10 Darren Fay Meath 12 Todd Viney Melbourne
11 James Nallen Mayo 14 Nathan Eagleton Port Adelaide
12 Colm Parkinson Laois 15 David Neitz Melbourne
13 Derry Foley Tipperary 16 Scott Camporeale Carlton
14 Finbar Cullen Offaly 17 Nigel Smart Adelaide
15 John Kenny Offaly 18 Wayne Carey North Melbourne Captain
16 Brian Stynes Dublin 19 Rohan Smith Western Bulldogs
17 Séamus Moynihan Kerry 20 Jeff Farmer Melbourne
18 John McDermott Meath Captain 21 Shaun Rehn Adelaide
19 Jarlath Fallon Galway 22 Wayne Campbell Richmond
20 Michael Donnellan Galway 24 Brad Johnson Western Bulldogs
21 Niall Buckley Kildare 32 Mark Ricciuto Adelaide
22 Seán Óg de Paor Galway 34 Ben Hart Adelaide
23 Colm McManaman Mayo 35 Robert Harvey St Kilda
24 Glen Ryan Kildare
25 Kevin O'Brien Wicklow
26 Martin Daly Clare
27 Jim McGuinness Donegal
28 Eoin Gormley Tyrone
29 Gerard Cavlan Tyrone
30 Kevin Walsh Galway
31 Seán Ó Domhnaill Galway
Michael Magill Down Standby
Damien Donlon Roscommon Standby

Jim Stynes Medal – Stephen Silvagni

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tarik's International Rules Football". Archived from the original on 22 March 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  2. ^ "International Rules – Series 5 – 1998 – Ireland". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  3. ^ Ireland v Australia 1998
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Squads". 1998 International Rules Series programme (DBA Publications Limited.) (11 & 18 October 1998). 
  6. ^ An uncompromising success November 1998

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