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AFLI Australian Football League Ireland Nexventur Premiership Men 2022


AFLI Australian Football League Ireland Men's Premiership 2022


Elimination Finals

Match Day Elimination Final
(Elimination Final)
44 - 29

Belfast Redbacks vs South Dublin Swans

Match Day Grand Final
(Grand Final)
45 - 59

Leeside Lions vs Belfast Redbacks


Season Recap

Leeside Lions from Cork topped the Men’s Premiership Ladder in 2022 winning five and only losing once – in Round 5 to South Dublin Swans. Belfast Redbacks finished second on 4-2, South Dublin Swans third on 3-3 and Galway Magpies fourth on 0-6. The Elimination Final was won by the Redbacks 44-29 versus the South Dublin Swans and then after losing twice during the season to the Lions the Redbacks overcame their Cork rivals 59-45 in the Grand Final in Mountmellick GAA Club in Co. Laois. [References: 1-3]

About the Australian Football League Ireland Nexventur Men’s Premiership 2022

The Australian Football League Ireland Men’s Premiership, sponsored by Nextventur for 2022 was the 22nd year of the AFL Ireland Men’s League, and featured the same four teams as the past six years: Belfast Redbacks, South Dublin Swans, Leeside Lions (Cork), and Galway Magpies. The League played a double round-robin for six games before the top three reached the Elimination Finals culminating in the Grand Final in Mountmellick GAA Club in Co. Laois. A link to a Full Video of the Final on You Tube is available in [Reference 3] in the References Section Below. [References: 1-3]

Australian Football Stock Photo

Photo Contributor: MichaelHahn Gold Coast, Queensland/Australia – 08 05 2018:Australian rules football on a grass background [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 26 November 2022][Resized and Text added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball 26 November 2022]


[1] AFL Ireland (2022) Fixtures & Results [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 26 November 2022]

[2] AFL Ireland (2022) Post, September 11, 2022 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 26 November 2022]

[3] AFL Ireland You Tube Channel (2022) Mens AFL Ireland Nextventur Premiership Grand Final – Full Game [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 26 November 2022]

Logo References

[ARL-1] AFL Ireland (2019) Redbacks_Crest_400x400-300×300 [Internet] Available from:×300.png [Accessed 12 December 2022]

[ARL-2] AFL Ireland (2019) Galway-Magpies-150×150 [Internet] Available from:×150.png [Accessed 12 December 2022]

[ARL-3] AFL Ireland (2019) 20191202_183234-1-300×300 [Internet] Available from:×300.jpg [Accessed 12 December 2022]

[ARL-4] AFL Ireland (2022) Swans [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 12 December 2022]


Thanks to Richard Conville, Conor Lynch & Conor McGroarty


Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 26 November 2022

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