There were numerous talking points in the early stages of the competition. The Rhodes team was disqualified after the second game for repeated indiscipline, and were suspended from the next two Island Games. In Group D, there was a unique occurrence as both the Åland Islands and Saaremaa finished with identical playing records after their two games. Rather than draw lots as had been originally planned for such circumstances, the two teams played a one-off penalty shoot-out on the designated rest day to determine which side would finish top of the group, with Åland proceeding to the semi-finals.
Rhodes men's football team were disqualified from the competition after their second game for poor discipline, having had four players sent off in their first two games. Minorca were awarded a 3 - 0 victory for the game that should have taken place between the two teams.