Ireland international rules football team

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Ireland
Ireland squad, 2010 International Rules Series.jpg
Union Gaelic Athletic Association
Emblem(s)               
Ground(s) Croke Park
Coach(es) Paul Earley (2014)
Captain(s) Michael Murphy (2014)
Largest win
Republic of Ireland Ireland 116 - 37 Australia Australia (2013, 2nd Test)
Largest defeat
Republic of Ireland Ireland 31 - 69 Australia Australia (2006, 2nd Test)

The Ireland international rules football team is the representative team for Ireland in international rules football, a compromise between Gaelic football and Australian rules football. The team is made up of Irish players from the Gaelic Athletic Association and Australian Football League.

Prior to 2006, an under-19 and under-17 team had participated in a similar series, while a women's representative team participated in 2006 only. Currently, the Ireland team plays at least one of its home games at Croke Park, with recent alternative venues being Pearse Stadium in Galway in 2006, the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick in 2010 and Breffni Park in Cavan in 2013.

At present the only team Ireland plays is the Australia international rules football team, on an annual basis in the International Rules Series. As of 2013, Ireland have won seven of 12 series, lost six to Australia, won 14 of 24 test matches played and participated in two draws, all since the 1998 Series.

Squads[edit]

2014 squad (Tour to Australia)[edit]

Manager: Paul Earley

2013 squad[edit]

Manager: Paul Earley

Changes ahead of second Test[1]

2011 squad (Tour to Australia)[edit]

Manager: Anthony Tohill

*Ireland won series 130-65 on aggregate

2010 squad[edit]

Manager: Anthony Tohill

*Ireland lost series 102-92 on aggregate

2008 squad (Tour to Australia)[edit]

Source

Manager: Sean Boylan

*Ireland won series 102-97 on aggregate

2006 squad[edit]

Manager: Sean Boylan

*Ireland lost series 109-79 on aggregate

2005 squad (Tour to Australia)[edit]

[2]

2004 squad[edit]

[3]

2003 squad (Tour to Australia)[edit]

[4]

2002 squad[edit]

[5] [6]

2001 squad (Tour to Australia)[edit]

[7]

2000 squad[edit]

*Ireland lost series 123-98 on aggregate

1999 squad (Tour to Australia)[edit]

[8]

1998 squad[edit]

*Ireland won series 128-118 on aggregate

Honor roll[edit]

List of captains and managers[edit]

Since 1998

Year Captain County Result Manager County
2014 Michael Murphy Donegal
Lost by 10 points
Paul Earley Roscommon
2013 Michael Murphy Donegal
Won by 101 points
Paul Earley Roscommon
2011 Stephen Cluxton Dublin
Won by 65 points
Anthony Tohill Derry
2010 Steven McDonnell Armagh
Lost by 10 points
Anthony Tohill Derry
2008 Seán Cavanagh Tyrone
Won by 5 points
Seán Boylan Meath
2006 Kieran McGeeney Armagh
Lost by 30 points
Seán Boylan Meath
2005 Pádraic Joyce Galway
Lost by 57 points
Pete McGrath Down
2004 Pádraic Joyce Galway
Won by 50 points
Pete McGrath Down
2003 Graham Canty Cork
Lost by 7 points
John O'Keefe Kerry
2002 Séamus Moynihan Kerry
Lost by 7 points
John O'Keefe Kerry
2001 Anthony Tohill Derry
Won by 25 points
Brian McEniff Donegal
2000 Trevor Giles Meath
Lost by 25 points
Brian McEniff Donegal
1999 John McDermott Meath
Won by 8 points
Colm O'Rourke Meath
1998 John McDermott Meath
Won by 10 points
Colm O'Rourke Meath

List of appearances by county[edit]

UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Since 1998

  • The following lists the number of occasions counties have been represented in the Ireland national team.
# County Appearances Player(s) record†
1 Kerry
34
Tadgh Kennelly (6 appearances)
2 Cork
31
Graham Canty (7 appearances)
3 Galway
30
Padraig Joyce (6 appearances)
4 Tyrone
29
Sean Cavanagh (7 appearances)
5 Meath
25
Graham Geraghty (5 appearances)
6 Dublin
24
Stephen Cluxton
Brian Stynes
Bryan Cullen (3 appearances each)
7 Armagh
23
Steven McDonnell
Kieran McGeeney (6 appearances each)
=8 Mayo
20
James Nallen (3 appearances)
=8 Kildare
20
Dermot Earley (4 appearances)
10 Laois
19
TBC
11 Derry
15
TBC
12 Donegal
13
TBC
13 Offaly
12
TBC
14 Down
11
TBC
15 Westmeath
6
TBC
16 Monaghan
5
TBC
=17 Roscommon
3
TBC
=17 Cavan
3
TBC
=17 Tipperary
3
TBC
=17 Wexford
3
TBC
=17 Wicklow
3
TBC
=22 Carlow
2
TBC
=22 Louth
2
TBC
=22 Sligo
2
TBC
=25 Clare
1
TBC
=25 Fermanagh
1
TBC
=25 Leitrim
1
Seamus Quinn (1 appearance)
=25 Limerick
1
TBC
=25 Longford
1
TBC

† This figure does not indicate the number of test matches these players have played. Rather it indicates the number of times they have been selected in an Ireland squad.

Kit Suppliers and shirt sponsors[edit]

Year Kit Manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
1998–2000 O'Neills First Active
2001–06 & 2008 Coca Cola
2010-11 TG4
2013 Irish Daily Mail
2014 Matchwinner

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two changes to Ireland panel ahead of second Test". RTÉ Sport (RTÉ). 22 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "International Rules panel announced". gaa.ie 3 October 2005. URL accessed 6 September 2006
  3. ^ http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=41152 Ireland reign supreme to lift McAnallen Cup
  4. ^ http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=36334 Ireland win battle but lose Rules war
  5. ^ http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=36308 Aussies lift Coca Cola Trophy
  6. ^ "RTÉ Sport: Irish International Rules panel named". [dead link]
  7. ^ "International Rules squad announced". rte.ie 17 September 2001. URL accessed 6 September 2006
  8. ^ Australia v Ireland since 1967
  9. ^ First blood November 1999