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Australian Football League Ireland | Premiership 2018

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Final League Table

PWLDFAPts
Belfast Redbacks990049427336
Galway Magpies945049238821
Leeside Lions945038741121
South Dublin Swans918025956012

Table Compiled from: [2][3][4][5][11]

4 Pts Win / 2 Pts Draw / 1 Pt Loss / 0pts Forfeit

Playoff Results

DateTeam 1Team 2
Semi-Final
15.08.18Galway Magpies6.5.41Leeside Lions2.4.16
Grand FinalBelfast
25.08.18Belfast Redbacks9.14.68Galway Magpies3.11.29

[13][14]

Regular Season Results

DateTeam 1Team 2
Round 1Cork
12.05.18Leeside Lions13.9.78South Dublin Swans2.3.15
12.05.18Leeside Lions7.8.50Galway Magpies6.3.39
12.05.18South Dublin Swans3.4.22Belfast Redbacks11.8.74
12.05.18Galway Magpies4.9.45Belfast Redbacks9.8.60
Round 2Galway
05.18Galway Magpies5.5.35South Dublin Swans5.4.34
05.18Galway Magpies5.7.37Belfast Redbacks6.3.39
05.18South Dublin Swans7.6.48Leeside Lions5.6.36
05.18Belfast Redbacks7.7.49Leeside Lions5.4.34
Round 3Neutral – Dublin
16.06.18South Dublin Swans41Belfast Redbacks48
16.06.18Leeside Lions55Galway Magpies38
Round 4Belfast
07.07.18Belfast Redbacks5.4.34South Dublin Swans5.3.33
07.07.18Belfast Redbacks10.6.66Leeside Lions4.1.25
07.07.18South Dublin Swans5.5.35Galway Magpies8.7.55
07.07.18Galway Magpies15.3.93Leeside Lions3.5.23
Round 5South Dublin
28.07.18South Dublin Swans2.1.13Leeside Lions11.6.72
28.07.18South Dublin Swans3.0.18Galway Magpies20.8.128
28.07.18Leeside Lions2.2.14Belfast Redbacks6.14.50
28.07.18Belfast Redbacks8.8.54Galway Magpies3.4.22

[2][3][4][5][12]

Note: Australian Football matches are scored “Goals.Behinds.Total” Goals are worth 6 Points. Behinds 1 Point.

Report

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Belfast Redbacks AFL Grand Final 2018 Team Photo – Courtesy AFL Ireland Facebook Page [12]

A New Era for Australian Rules in Ireland dawned in 2018 with a rebranding to Australian Football League Ireland and the first full Women’s League Season.

The Men’s 2018 Premiership was won by Belfast Redbacks with a 100% record, and they went on to win the Grand Final in style against the Galway Magpies 9.14.68 to 3.11.29 [14]

The Redbacks were only really troubled in Round 2 (winning 39-37 against the ‘Pies) and Round 4 (a close 34-33 encounter with the South Dublin Swans.

The Leeside Lions from Cork had stared strongly, winning both their Round 1 games, as did Belfast, but fell away after that as Galway mounted a late challenge, going 3-1 in their last four matches after a 1-4 start, before beating Leeside in the Semi-Final 41-16. [13]

The Season, however, belonged to the Redbacks who won the Final comfortably against the Magpies, to record their third Grand Final Victory. [14]

References

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Images

[1] Australian Football League Ireland Facebook Page (2018) AFL Ireland Logo [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37841096_1861629690562020_5559872097095778304_n.png?_nc_cat=0&oh=dfcf217d2f988b78ae0c47a629454231&oe=5C37A736 [Accessed 21 August 2018]

[12] Australian Football League Ireland Facebook Page (2018) Post August 25, 2018 – Belfast Redbacks Team Photo [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/irishfooty/photos/a.575917729133229/1915313865193602/?type=3&theater [Accessed 18 September 2018]

Websites

Results

[11] World Footy News (2018) Galway Magpies make late flag charge [Internet] Available from: http://www.worldfootynews.com/article.php/20180712072542116 [Accessed 18 September 2018]

Social Media

Results

[2] AFL Ireland Facebook Page (2018) Post May 28, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/irishfooty/posts/1781945361863787 [Accessed 21 August 2018]

[3] AFL Ireland Facebook Page (2018) Post July 29, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/irishfooty/posts/1869684733089849 [Accessed 21 August 2018]

[13] Galway Magpies Facebook Page (2018) Photo August 15, 2018 – Semi-Final: Galway Magpies 6-5-41 Leeside Lions 2-4-16 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/galwaymagpies/photos/pcb.1829581473745348/1829581043745391/?type=3&theater [Accessed 18 September 2018]

[14] AFL Ireland Facebook Page (2018) Post August 25, 2018 0- Grand Final: Belfast Redbacks 9-14-68 Galway Magpies 3-11-29 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/irishfooty/posts/1869684733089849 [Accessed 21 August 2018]

Tables

[4] AFL Ireland Facebook Page (2018) Post May 28, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/irishfooty/posts/1781946795196977 [Accessed 21 August 2018]

[5] AFL Ireland Facebook Page (2018) Post July 3, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/irishfooty/posts/1828306270561029 [Accessed 21 August 2018]

Fixtures

[6] AFL Ireland Facebook Page (2018) Post May 8, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/irishfooty/posts/1762795543778769 [Accessed 21 August 2018]

[7] AFL Ireland Facebook Page (2018) Post May 21, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/irishfooty/posts/1775276859197304 [Accessed 21 August 2018]

[8] AFL Ireland Facebook Page (2018) Post, June 1, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/irishfooty/posts/1785606398164350 [Accessed 21 August 2018]

[9] AFL Ireland Facebook Page (2018) Post, July 3, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/irishfooty/posts/1828285090563147 [Accessed 21 August 2018]

[10] AFL Ireland Facebook Page (2018) Post July 28, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/irishfooty/posts/1867190876672568 [Accessed 21 August 2018]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Richard Conville, Conor Lynch & Conor McGroarty

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 2 March 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019

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