AFL International Cup, Australian Football League International, Australian Rules

Australian Football League International Cup Division 1 2017

Australian Football League International Cup 2017 Logo [Ref: 2]

Final Ladder

PosPWLDFA
1Papua New Guinea5410348163
2New Zealand5410300224
3Ireland5410287168
4USA5320312201
5Nauru5320284235
6Great Britain5230224211
7Canada5230112202
8Fiji5140160197
9South Africa5230129289
10France505082448
Australian Football League International Cup Division 1 Final Standings 2017 [Ref: Compiled from results in: 1]

Grand Finals

DateHome TeamAway Team
Grand FinalMCG
19.08.2017New Zealand4-4.28Papua New Guinea4-5.29
3-4 PlaceRoyal Park
18.08.2017USA2-4.16Ireland7-6.48
5-6 PlaceRoyal Park
18.08.2017Great Britain5-2.32Nauru8-5.53
7-8 PlaceRoyal Park
18.08.2017Fiji2-9.21Canada3-6.24
9-10 PlaceRoyal Park
18.08.2017South Africa7-9.51France3-3.21
Australian Football League International Cup Division 1 Grand Finals 2017 [Ref: 1-2]

Pool Ladder

PWLDFAGDPts
New Zealand44002729517716
Papua New Guinea431031913518412
USA431029615314312
Ireland43102391528712
Great Britain4220192158348
Nauru4220231203288
Fiji4130139173-344
Canada413088181-934
South Africa413078268-1904
France404061397-3360
Australian Football League International Cup Division 1 Pool Ladder 2017 [Ref: 1]

Pool Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Round 1
06.08.2017South Africa28Great Britain65
06.08.2017Papua New Guinea30Ireland41
06.08.2017Canada15USA45
06.08.2017Fiji80France14
06.08.2017New Zealand81Nauru34
Round 2School Round
09.08.2017Papua New Guina13-6.84Nauru5-5.35
09.08.2017South Africa2-5.17USA9-10.64
09.08.2017Ireland11-13.79France2-2.14
09.08.2017Canada5-3.33Great Britain2-6-18
09.08.2017New Zealand11-10.76Fiji1.0-6
Round 3Community Round
11.08.2017South Africa4-5.29Fiji3-8.26
12.08.2017France2-2.14Nauru15-16.106
12.08.2017USA8-7.55Papua New Guinea15.2-92
12.08.2017Great Britain8-7.55Ireland9-16-70
12.08.2017Canada1-0.6New Zealand9.8-62
Round 4
15.08.2017Canada3-6.24Nauru8-8.56
15.08.2017USA19.18-132France3-1.19
15.08.2017Papua New Guinea16.17-113South Africa0-4.4
15.08.2017Great Britain8.6-54Fiji3.9-27
15.08.2017Ireland7-7.49New Zealand8.5-53
Australian Football League International Cup Division 1 Pool Results 2017 [Ref: 1]

Report

Ireland finished in third place in the Australian Football League International Cup in 2017, which was held in Melbourne. The International Cup was divided into Divisions for the Tournament, with the Top 10 countries, including Ireland, in Division 1.

With Australia not entering it gives the other countries a chance at winning the Cup. The 10 countries were in one Pool, with a four match preliminary round, followed by Grand Finals. Ireland had a very tough draw, playing both Papua New Guinea, the only other country where Australian Rules is the National sport, as well as New Zealand. These two countries finished top of the Pool stage and played in the Grand Final, with PNG just winning by the slenderest of margins 29-28.

Ireland had done well against both of these countries in the Pool Stage, defeating PNG 41-30, but losing to New Zealand 49-53. Ireland won their two other Pool matches against Great Britain (70-55) and France (79-14), which meant they met USA in the Bronze Medal match, and won convincingly 48-16.

References

Websites

[1] Australian Football League (2017) AFL International Cup Fixtures [Internet] Available from: https://www.afl.com.au/international-cup/fixture/ [Accessed 5 September 2017][Broken Link]

Images

[2] Australian Football League You Tube Channel (2017) AFL International Cup 2017 Logo [Internet] Available from: https://yt3.ggpht.com/a/AGF-l79jZRNeaVaSJzPfDwvjiOutc8c0YwpbHcxfFQ=s900-c-k-c0xffffffff-no-rj-mo [Accessed 5 April 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Conor Lynch and Conor McGroarty.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 5 April 2020

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