Author: Enda Mulcahy

Calcio Storico Fiorentino 2023

Calcio Storico Fiorentino Logo
Calcio Storico Fiorentino Logo [References: 1]

Results

Scores compiled from results reported on Calcio Storico Fiorentino Official Facebook Page. Please vist the Calcio Storico Fiorentino Facebook Page for Official Results as well as videos of the matches. [References: 2-4]

Report

Rossi di Santa Maria Novella triumphed 9-2 versus Azzurri di Santa Croce in the Final of Calcio Storico Fiorentino (Florentine Football in Costune). Rossi had earlier defeated Verdi di San Giovanni 7½-2 and Azzurri had despatched Bianchi di Santo Spirito 7-3 in the Semi-Finals. The victory was Rossi’s first since 2019 in the competition, played since the Renaissance in the Italian Tuscan city of Florence.

TEAMS

TeamTranslation
Azzurri di Santa CroceBlues
Bianchi di Santo SpiritoWhites
Rossi di Santa Maria NovellaReds
Verdi di San GiovanniGreens
Teams 1952-Present [Reference: 2-3]

Azzurri v Bianchi 2012

Florence – jun 24 fighting players during calcio fiorentino match on june, 24,2012 calcio fiorentino calcio storico or calcio in costume is an historic florentine game, origins of modern football. Copyright: mkistryn [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_26115132_florence-jun-24-fighting-players-during-calcio-fiorentino-match-on-june-24-2012-calcio-fiorentino-ca.html [Accessed 25 June 2022]

ABOUT

Calcio Storico Fiorentino has been played in Florence, Tuscany since the Renaissance. The first organised match took place on February 17, 1530. It was revived in the 20th Century, first under the 1930s government of Mussolini, and then again after World War II in the Italian Republic. Earlier matches dating back to the 1400s mention games played in breaks between work by workers [Reference: 2-5]

The matches usually take place during the June Festival period, with four teams, Azzurri, Bianchi, Rossi and Verdi (Blues, Whites, Reds and Greens) representing the four quarters of the city of Florence. The match is played between 54 players – two teams of 27 – with teams reversing ends after each score. It is played on sand in the Plaza. There are usually a Semi-Finals and Final. Half Points are scored, and teams play in traditional dress. [References: 4-5]

The game play features the 27 players playing on a rectangular field of sand, measuring 80 metres by 40 metres. Nets at each end of the field span the entire width of the field. The aim is to score more goals than the opponent. Each team consists of 4 Goalkeepers, 3 fullbacks, 5 halfbacks and 15 forwards. There are little or no rules to the game. Players can punch, kick, wrestle or headbut their opponents, but cannot kick to the head and more than one player cannot attack another player at any one time. There are no substitutes and if your team has a player ejected or injured they are down a man. [References: 10]

Players are volunteers and the strategy of the forwards is to incapacitate or injure the opposing team while the halfbacks and fullbacks try to run with the ball through to other endbefore trying to score. Cacce (Goals) are scored by throwing or kicking the ball into the opposing teams net. If the ball goes over the net a half-cacce (half-goal) is scored for the opponent [References: 10]. The Rules were first described by Giovanni de’Bardi (a Florentine count) in 1580 and the draw for the semi-finals is made on Easter Sunday by drawing four different coloured balls. [Reference: 11]

Stamp from Monaco depicting Calcio Fiorentino

[11] MONACO – CIRCA 1963: A stamp printed by MONACO shows an illustration of the Calcio Fiorentino field and starting positions from a 1688 book by Pietro di Lorenzo Bini, Florence, circa 1963 [Reference: 7] By Sergey Goryachev / http://www.shutterstock.com

References

Logo References

[1] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Facebook (2022) Profile Picture [Internet] Available from: https://external-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/emg1/v/t13/14757605033774122771?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ticketone.it%2Fobj%2Fmedia%2FIT-eventim%2Fteaser%2Fevo%2Fartwork%2F2022%2Fcalcio-storico-biglietti.jpg&fb_obo=1&utld=ticketone.it&stp=c0.5000×0.5000f_dst-emg0_p1240x382_q75&ccb=13-1&oh=00_AT_PG8FvC3Cmr-jduZETXLx2SohICbM9489h7BqBFsZdww&oe=62B88E48&_nc_sid=c504da [Accessed 25 June 2022]

Results References

[2] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Facebook (2023) May 25, 2023 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CalcioStoricoFi/posts/pfbid02hmnpfAqYYNvfFvPLwKBSMTAqnkEehw5a1qr4sdgvQepZrb2ctB6kDmz1txJqsyx2l [Accessed 25 June 2023]

[3] Valeri Pagni Facebook (2022) June 11, 2023 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/valerio.pagni.37/posts/pfbid02VPjYidTNWZzjD2ZLF7n9YhYXaXhVbuHr77o4e7RtoSsVyifDhXp8qhXdmnxZKnALl [Accessed 25 June 2023]

[4] Azzurri di Santa Croce Facebook (2023) June 23, 2023 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/azzurrisantacroce/posts/pfbid02vR2aF7mVTG5DAh1tMpLMnRaotWTso2FkKgiq2JY9HFF36zUTiS7BP2js4HaFrKWnl [Accessed 25 June 2023]

[5] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Facebook (2022) June 23, 2023 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CalcioStoricoFi/posts/pfbid03xJmw3XRWXLKphJ8MufFouA8gx2LJTQGhuVpff2j3s6ZMg72bQYfYLGv6ZtSg7Mgl [Accessed 25 June 2023]

[6] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Facebook (2022) June 24, 2023 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CalcioStoricoFi/posts/pfbid02XFCQqHkhsEskizLxk34qWQKtZ1L7RT5JspASvCdhrkNQEjE5snBroBHrcxdQe1ZRl [Accessed 25 June 2023]

Logo References

[1] Tornabueni (2019)  colori-calcio-storico_wp-1024×700  [Internet] Available from: https://www.tornabuoni1.com/it/2019/05/16/i-colori-del-calcio-storico-fiorentino/ [Accessed 25 June 2023][Cropped]

History References

[5] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Risultati Partite [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/risultati_partite [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[6] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Albo d’Oro [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/risultati_partite [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[7] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) CALCIO STORICO FIORENTINO [Internet] Available from: http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=calcio-storico-fiorentino [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[8] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Studies & Documentation [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=studi_e_documentazione [Accessed 4 August 2020]

Rules

[13] You Tube Ninh Ly Channel (2017) The Rules of Calcio Fiorentino – EXPLAINED! [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obneC8zQNIQ&t=55s [Accessed 25 June 2022]

IMAGES

[9] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) IMG_0823 [Internet] Available from: http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/sites/default/files/IMG_0823.jpg [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[10] FLORENCE, ITALY – FEBRUARY 17, 2020: Calcio Storico and the rallying of the troops By BAHADIR ARAL AVCI / http://www.shutterstock.com

[11] MONACO – CIRCA 1963: A stamp printed by MONACO shows an illustration of the Calcio Fiorentino field and starting positions from a 1688 book by Pietro di Lorenzo Bini, Florence, circa 1963 By Sergey Goryachev / http://www.shutterstock.com

[12] FLORENCE – JUN 24 Fighting players during Calcio Fiorentino match on June, 24,2012 Calcio fiorentino calcio storico or calcio in costume is an historic florentine game, origins of modern football By mkistrynhttp://www.123rf.com

[14] Visit Florence (2022) Event – Calcio Storico Fiorentino [Internet] Available from: https://www.visitflorence.com/florence-events/calcio-storico-fiorentino.html [Accessed 25 June 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Francesco.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball – Irish North American and World Sports Archives

Last Updated: 25 June 2023

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2023

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Australian Football

AFLI Australian Football League Ireland Men’s Premiership 2023

Scoreboard

Ladder

AFLI Australian Football League Ireland Men's Premiership 2023

PosTeamWLTFTA%
1503951431.00
2334062760.50
3323572160.60
406755980.00

Elimination Finals

Results

Season Recap

Round 1 (20 May 2023)

Leeside Lions doubled Belfast Redbacks score, winning 8-13.61 to 4-6.30 to open the 2023 Australian Football League Ireland Men’s Premiership season. On the same day South Dublin Swans racked up 100 points in a 15-10.100 to 4-7.31 victory over Galway Magpies. After a long and gruelling pre-season according to the Swans, their players started with a “flurry of goals” and never looked back, with Will Brien leading the scoring on four goals. [References: S-1 to S-2]

Round 3 (17 June 2023)

South Dublin Swans came out on top in a “tight tussle” with Belfast Redbacks. The game was close until Swans pulled away in the last quarter to win 88-66. Outstanding performances according to coach Conor McGroarty were Dunne, Ben Uphill, and Will Brien with debutants Lucas and Simon performing strongly. According to Coach McGregor they managed to do it with little contribution on the field from himself. [References: S-3toS-4]

Round 4 (22 July 2023)

Despite showing renewed strength for the second half of the Nextventur AFL Ireland 2023 season, Galway Magpies were no match for the home team. Magpies defense held up well and the team had some great plays but the Lions took every advantage afforded to them, and were too strong in the end, winning 129 to 5 [References: S-6]

Belfast Redbacks hosted South Dublin Swans in Round 4 of the Nexventur AFL Ireland Premiership 2023. Redbacks were hoping to use home advantage to their advantage to come away with the win, having lost in Round 3 to the Swans. Great skill and effort was shown by both teams in a keenly fought contest, but the Redbacks were just strong enough to hold out for the win. Final Score was 8-6-54 to 4-8-32 in favour of Belfast Redbacks. [References: S-7]

Round 5 (12 August 2023)

The top two teams met in County Tyrone in what turned out to be a day for all seasons, with balmy sunshine weather one minute and torrential downpour the next, leading to both teams having to adapt their playing styles to the conditions. Belfast Redbacks scored the first goal, and the game swung back and forth with Leeside Lions prevailing in the end by five points (60-55) and therefore clinching the top spot in the ladder and a place in the Grand Final. [References: S-9 to S-10]

Round 6 (26 August 2023)

The Galway Magpies, out of the race for an elimiation finals place, wished to go out on a high in the final round of the season. The Magpies hosted the Belfast Redbacks in dismal conditions, with a slippery ball tough to keep off the ground for both teams. ending in a scrappy game with many ball-ups and resets. The Redbacks forward line, however, made many clean marks, and put up a large scoreline. It was an entertaining game to finish off the round series of the premiership. Belfast Redbacks went on to meet South Dublin Swans the following week in the Preliminary Final for a place in the Grand Final. [References: S11-S12]

The final round fixture between Leeside Lions and South Dublin Swans was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, with a tie declared. [References: S-13 to S-14]

About the Australian Football League Ireland Nexventur Men’s Premiership 2023

The Australian Football League Ireland Men’s Premiership 2023 is the 23nd year of the AFL Ireland Men’s League, and featured the same four teams as the past seven years: Belfast Redbacks, South Dublin Swans, Leeside Lions (Cork), and Galway Magpies. The League plays a double round-robin for six games before the top three reach the Elimination Finals culminating in the Grand Final.

Australian Football Stock Photo

Photo Contributor: MichaelHahn Gold Coast, Queensland/Australia – 08 05 2018:Australian rules football on a grass background [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/gold-coast-queenslandaustralia-08-05-2018australian-1149340100 [Accessed 26 November 2022][Resized and Text added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball 26 November 2022]

References

Scoreboard References

[S-1] AFL Ireland (2022) Fixtures & Results [Internet] Available from: https://aflireland.ie/index.php/fixtures-results-calendar/ [Accessed 26 November 2022][Last Accessed 8 June 2023]

[S-2] South Dublin Swans Facebook (2023) Post, May 22, 2023: ROUND 1 MATCH REPORT” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/southdublinswans/posts/pfbid0X7YWVv7KzxkKSDKV9Ta5dFfRnrdS7GpN4TrzUDofsfcodQDKoY6E6kD1zC63vCErl [Accessed 8 June 2023]

[S-3] South Dublin Swans Facebook (2023) Post, May 31, 2023: ROUND 2 MATCH REPORT” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/southdublinswans/posts/pfbid02pAn6v6x9tXbfUQ8DQoJ9Hj9JyZgevhXjSFwuQjMnqmsERsFeqkNuSB41AD81Xwp5l [Accessed 8 June 2023]

[S-4] Belfast Redbacks Australian Rules Football Club Facebook (2023) Post, May 28, 2023[Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastredbacks/posts/pfbid02XQvBLZZkL6ukBtCQwy6CBbPcAudtxpd2kr1nru6i1Er1XJh78y6pRLwnJsUkrb35l [Accessed 8 June 2023]

[S-5] South Dublin Swans Facebook (2023) Post, June 22, 2023: ROUND 3 MATCH REPORT” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/southdublinswans/posts/pfbid02ikaeb2aYyEdTuZeHi82cqhhRSBwP5onG9fbKkJ9a5DFS9BeR6hy91DRDKWPFhNkHl [Accessed 8 June 2023]

[S-6] AFL Ireland Facebook (2023) Post, July 27, 2023: ROUND 4 MATCH REPORT” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/AussieRulesIreland/posts/pfbid0Pe26ECJRTLyAjdTtmqmdHbygmyceJikq4LKsRTauQPfyEah1tAmNYXS6MtDZ14YCl [Accessed 18 August 2023]

[S-7] AFL Ireland Facebook (2023) Post, July 28, 2023: ROUND 4 MATCH REPORT” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/AussieRulesIreland/posts/pfbid02ZGr4a2P2VLvMQ3rcnCCyCudAwSJD1ULSubryrexXH9jwJwPYqjNHK45CzmwagrLVl [Accessed 18 August 2023]

[S-8] AFL Ireland Facebook (2023) Photo, July 28, 2023: ROUND 4 FINAL RESULTS” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=761431402650035&set=pcb.761431459316696 [Accessed 18 August 2023]

[S-9] AFL Ireland Facebook (2023) Post, August 16, 2023: ROUND 5 MATCH REPORT” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/AussieRulesIreland/posts/pfbid0sB7EN1YZvuzTAh5Xhz9CtQ86HWQ25z21sUL7t4WbcnLL7sKXaBmejkd8Kn2bjgonl [Accessed 18 August 2023]

[S-10] AFL Ireland Facebook (2023) Photo, August 16, 2023: ROUND 5 FINAL RESULTS” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=774048694721639&set=pcb.774048708054971 [Accessed 18 August 2023]

[S-11] AFL Ireland (2023) Photo, August 29, 2023. [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=782021487257693&set=pcb.782021530591022 [Accessed 26 September 2023]

[S-12] AFL Ireland (2023) Post, August 29, 2023. [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/AussieRulesIreland/posts/pfbid0SZyNW6njrjFopcfESqeCPCY1rt8fyH8A1uuN3Dqjge61c1oZmmwxm1dPA8FepCqSl [Accessed 26 September 2023]

[S-13] AFL Ireland Facebook (2023) Post, August 18, 2023. [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/AussieRulesIreland/posts/pfbid09kj4d3NDg9CAivwewgSnoqyQ5KG7vRfm3QkCumaW5eFUQyoYKuP3KRscX794aB7al [Accessed 26 September 2023]

[S-14] AFL Ireland Facebook (2023) Photo, August 25, 2023. [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/AussieRulesIreland/posts/pfbid09kj4d3NDg9CAivwewgSnoqyQ5KG7vRfm3QkCumaW5eFUQyoYKuP3KRscX794aB7al [Accessed 26 September 2023]

Logo References

[ARL-1] AFL Ireland (2019) Redbacks_Crest_400x400-300×300 [Internet] Available from: https://aflireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Redbacks_Crest_400x400-300×300.png [Accessed 12 December 2022]

[ARL-2] AFL Ireland (2019) Galway-Magpies-150×150 [Internet] Available from: https://aflireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Galway-Magpies-150×150.png [Accessed 12 December 2022]

[ARL-3] AFL Ireland (2019) 20191202_183234-1-300×300 [Internet] Available from: https://aflireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/20191202_183234-1-300×300.jpg [Accessed 12 December 2022]

[ARL-4] AFL Ireland (2022) Swans [Internet] Available from: https://aflireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Swans.png [Accessed 12 December 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Conor McGroarty (South Dublin Swans)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 26 September 2023

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2023

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only. Eirball is not Officially connected or endorsed by Australian Football League Ireland.

Australian Football

AFLI Australian Football League Ireland Leeside League Men’s 2022-23

Ladder

AFLI Leeside League Men's 2022-23

PosTeamWLTFTA%
11052141.00
2102691.00
30114520.00
4019260.00

Results

Round Recaps

Round 1 (9 November 2022)

In two enjoyable encounters featuring plenty of new players, UCC Crusaders A defeated MTU Crows 8.4 52 to 2.2 14 and Leeside Lions won versus UCC Crusaders 1 by 3.8 26 to 1.3 9 [References: 1]

About the AFL Ireland Leeside League Men’s 2022-23

The Leeside League replaced the Men’s Super 9s and Women’s Super 7s, with two Universities Munster Technological University (MTU) and University College Cork (UCC) joining Leeside Lions (Club team) in a Super-format reduced-numbers League in Cork. For 2022-23 there were four teams as UCC Crusaders registered two teams to play: UCC Crusaders A and UCC Crusaders 1, alongside MTU Criws and Leeside Lions. [References: 1]

Australian Football Stock Image

Australian Football
Photo Contributor: MichaelHahn Gold Coast, Queensland/Australia – 08 05 2018:Australian rules football on a grass background [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/gold-coast-queenslandaustralia-08-05-2018australian-1149340100 [Accessed 26 November 2022][Resized and Text added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball 26 November 2022]

References

[1] AFL Ireland Facebook (2022) Post, November 11, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/AussieRulesIreland/posts/pfbid02zs5iEXGxWyfiM9nxaPzaMDWscVEQzK3uRLPeJxdjgBa9ffcJL81xNXnAMbsYM2HWl [Accessed 27 November 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Richard Conville and Conor McGroarty.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 26 November 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only. Eirball is not Officially connected or endorsed by Australian Football League Ireland.

Australian Football

AFLI Australian Football League Ireland Leeside League Women’s 2022-23

Ladder

AFLI Leeside League Women's 2022-23

PosTeamWLFTFTA%
110021141.00
201014210.00
3Cork Vikings000000.00

Results

Round Reports

Round 1 (9 November 2022)

In a close fought game MTU Crows gained their first win over UCC Crusaders [References: 1]

About the AFL Ireland Leeside League Women’s 2022-23

The 2022-23 AFL Ireland Leeside League is a Winter Australian Football League based in Cork, Ireland. The three teams in the Women’s League for 2022-23 are MTU Crows (Munster Technological University), UCC Crusaders (University College Cork) and Cork Vikings (Club team). The League shall be played over three rounds. [References: 1]

Australian Football Stock Image

Australian Football
Photo Contributor: MichaelHahn Gold Coast, Queensland/Australia – 08 05 2018:Australian rules football on a grass background [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/gold-coast-queenslandaustralia-08-05-2018australian-1149340100 [Accessed 26 November 2022][Resized and Text added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball 26 November 2022]

References

[2] AFL Ireland Facebook (2022) Post, November 11, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/AussieRulesIreland/posts/pfbid02YTX5nJsb4UceYjoTxCkTy8QJ4mpeQ1C4sEqeH3xN7SZdKTwAQm5bkjeT1FQhrk3jl [Accessed 27 November 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Nora Mulcahy

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 26 November 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only. Eirball is not Officially connected or endorsed by Australian Football League Ireland.

Australian Football

AFLI Australian Football League Ireland Nexventur Premiership Women 2022

Ladder

AFLI Australian Football League Ireland Women's Premiership 2022

PosTeamWLTFTA%
1516302280.83
2423813110.67
3242854090.33
4151985460.17

Elinination Finals

Match Day Grand Final
(Grand Final)
43 - 24

Cork Vikings vs Ulster Kookaburras

Results

Season Recap

Despite forfeiting a game in round 1 to Galway Magpies, Ulster Kookaburras reached the Grand Final of the 2022 AFL Ireland Women’s Premiership after finishing 4-2 on the season, one win behind Cork Vikings who they met in the Grand Final, losing 24-43. South Dublin Swans finished the season in third on 2-4 and Galway Magpies only victory was that walkover versus Kookaburras. [References: 1-2]

ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE IRELAND NEXVENTUR WOMEN’S PREMIERSHIP 2022

The Australian Football League Ireland Women’s Premiership, sponsored by Nextventur for 2022 was the 5th year of the AFL Ireland Women’s League, and featured the same four cities as the Men’s League: Ulster Kookaburras (Belfast), South Dublin Swans, Cork Vikings, and Galway Magpies. The League played a double round-robin for six games before the Grand Final in Mountmellick GAA Club in Co. Laois. [References: 1-3]

Australian Football League Stock Image

Australian Football
Photo Contributor: MichaelHahn Gold Coast, Queensland/Australia – 08 05 2018:Australian rules football on a grass background [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/gold-coast-queenslandaustralia-08-05-2018australian-1149340100 [Accessed 26 November 2022][Resized and Text added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball 26 November 2022]

References

[1] AFL Ireland (2022) Fixtures & Results [Internet] Available from: https://aflireland.ie/index.php/fixtures-results-calendar/ [Accessed 26 November 2022]

[2] AFL Ireland (2022) Post, September 11, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/AussieRulesIreland/posts/pfbid0UQVx29weof3n8JfDoutNthENDTWuhZKFJ6NVkiSACr2orCAvbMjmNwzU7vwy6nwpl [Accessed 26 November 2022]

Logo References

[ARL-2] AFL Ireland (2019) Galway-Magpies-150×150 [Internet] Available from: https://aflireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Galway-Magpies-150×150.png [Accessed 12 December 2022]

[ARL-4] AFL Ireland (2022) Swans [Internet] Available from: https://aflireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Swans.png [Accessed 12 December 2022]

[ARL-5] AFL Ireland (2022) Ulster-Kookaburras [Internet] Available from: https://aflireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Ulster-Kookaburras.jpg [Accessed 12 December 2022]

[ARL-6] AFL Ireland (2022) cvikings-1024×1013 [Internet] Available from: https://aflireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/cvikings-1024×1013.jpg [Accessed 12 December 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Nora Mulcahy

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 26 November 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only. Eirball is not Officially connected or endorsed by Australian Football League Ireland.

Australian Football

AFLI Australian Football League Ireland Nexventur Premiership Men 2022

Ladder

AFLI Australian Football League Ireland Men's Premiership 2022

PosTeamWLTFTA%
1515762650.83
2425442470.67
3333314290.50
4061997090.00

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

Results

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: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/gold-coast-queenslandaustralia-08-05-2018australian-1149340100 [Accessed 26 November 2022][Resized and Text added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball 26 November 2022]

References

[1] AFL Ireland (2022) Fixtures & Results [Internet] Available from: https://aflireland.ie/index.php/fixtures-results-calendar/ [Accessed 26 November 2022]

[2] AFL Ireland (2022) Post, September 11, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/AussieRulesIreland/posts/pfbid02RYVvgsr4FNUqBgDeBCi8xiTNzNuNx9qNyvZBuowX9z4HfqEzZALY6kmK7LvuMVgXl [Accessed 26 November 2022]

[3] AFL Ireland You Tube Channel (2022) Mens AFL Ireland Nextventur Premiership Grand Final – Full Game [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-KjAu39daQ [Accessed 26 November 2022]

Logo References

[ARL-1] AFL Ireland (2019) Redbacks_Crest_400x400-300×300 [Internet] Available from: https://aflireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Redbacks_Crest_400x400-300×300.png [Accessed 12 December 2022]

[ARL-2] AFL Ireland (2019) Galway-Magpies-150×150 [Internet] Available from: https://aflireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Galway-Magpies-150×150.png [Accessed 12 December 2022]

[ARL-3] AFL Ireland (2019) 20191202_183234-1-300×300 [Internet] Available from: https://aflireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/20191202_183234-1-300×300.jpg [Accessed 12 December 2022]

[ARL-4] AFL Ireland (2022) Swans [Internet] Available from: https://aflireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Swans.png [Accessed 12 December 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Richard Conville, Conor Lynch & Conor McGroarty

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

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Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 26 November 2022

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AFL Australia

This is the Eirball.football Archive of Australian Rules Football. It is an Ongoing Project and is part of the Eirball.ie – Irish, North American and World Sports Archives

Australian Rules has been played in Ireland since 2000, when the first clubs were formed in Dublin and Belfast. There are currently the full 21-a-side Men’s Premiership, Super 9s/10s and a Women’s Super 7s.

Australian Football League

Australian Football League

17 Irish women played in the Australian Football League Womens in 2020.

Australian Football League Premiership (Seasons):

2019 

Australian Football League Womens (Seasons):

AFLW:

 2020 (Pending Review)

PIcture Credit: [4] AFL Ireland (2020) Carlton’s Joanne Doonan [Internet] Available from: http://aflireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/20200206_195513.jpg [accessed 28 July 2020]

Leeside AFL

This is the Eirball.football Archive of Australian Rules Football. It is an Ongoing Project and is part of the Eirball.ie – Irish, North American and World Sports Archives

Australian Rules has been played in Ireland since 2000, when the first clubs were formed in Dublin and Belfast. There are currently the full 21-a-side Men’s Premiership, Super 9s/10s and a Women’s Super 7s.

textile australian flag with crumples

Leeside League

AFL Ireland Leeside League

Leeside League (Seasons): 2021

Women’s Leeside League (Seasons): 2021 (Pending Review)

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AFL Ireland Women

This is the Eirball.football Archive of Australian Rules Football. It is an Ongoing Project and is part of the Eirball.ie – Irish, North American and World Sports Archives

Australian Rules has been played in Ireland since 2000, when the first clubs were formed in Dublin and Belfast. There are currently the full 21-a-side Men’s Premiership, Super 9s/10s and a Women’s Super 7s.

AFL Ireland Women’s Super 7s

AFL Ireland Women’s

Decade / Era Overviews:

Australian Football League Ireland | Women’s Super 7s 2017-2018

AFL Ireland Women’s Super 7s (Seasons):

2019 2018 2017

 

ARFLI Ladies Super 9s Trophy (seasons):

ARFLI: 2016 2014 2012 2011

 

Picture Credit: [3] Arfli Womens Facebook Page (2017) Photo November 25 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/arfliwomens/photos/pcb.1232829923512567/1232829893512570/?type=3&theater [Accessed 29 November 2017]

Calcio Storico Fiorentino 2022

Calcio Storico Fiorentino Logo
Calcio Storico Fiorentino Logo [References: 1]

Results

Scores compiled from results reported on Calcio Storico Fiorentino Official Facebook Page. Please vist the Calcio Storico Fiorentino Facebook Page for Official Results as well as videos of the 2022 matches. [References: 2-4]

Report

After two low-scoring Semi-Finals, where Azzurri Santo Croce defeated Bianchi Santo Spirito 2-1 and Rossi Maria Santa Novella won 5-1 versus Verdi San Giovanni, the Azzurri and Rossi met in a stunning Final, with Azzurri winning 11½ to 7½ in the highest aggregate score for a Final in the Modern Era (since 1952). [References: 2-4]

TEAMS

TeamTranslation
Azzurri di Santa CroceBlues
Bianchi di Santo SpiritoWhites
Rossi di Santa Maria NovellaReds
Verdi di San GiovanniGreens
Teams 1952-Present [Reference: 2-3]

Azzurri v Bianchi 2012

Florence – jun 24 fighting players during calcio fiorentino match on june, 24,2012 calcio fiorentino calcio storico or calcio in costume is an historic florentine game, origins of modern football. Copyright: mkistryn [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_26115132_florence-jun-24-fighting-players-during-calcio-fiorentino-match-on-june-24-2012-calcio-fiorentino-ca.html [Accessed 25 June 2022]

ABOUT

Calcio Storico Fiorentino has been played in Florence, Tuscany since the Renaissance. The first organised match took place on February 17, 1530. It was revived in the 20th Century, first under the 1930s government of Mussolini, and then again after World War II in the Italian Republic. Earlier matches dating back to the 1400s mention games played in breaks between work by workers [Reference: 2-5]

The matches usually take place during the June Festival period, with four teams, Azzurri, Bianchi, Rossi and Verdi (Blues, Whites, Reds and Greens) representing the four quarters of the city of Florence. The match is played between 54 players – two teams of 27 – with teams reversing ends after each score. It is played on sand in the Plaza. There are usually a Semi-Finals and Final. Half Points are scored, and teams play in traditional dress. [References: 4-5]

The game play features the 27 players playing on a rectangular field of sand, measuring 80 metres by 40 metres. Nets at each end of the field span the entire width of the field. The aim is to score more goals than the opponent. Each team consists of 4 Goalkeepers, 3 fullbacks, 5 halfbacks and 15 forwards. There are little or no rules to the game. Players can punch, kick, wrestle or headbut their opponents, but cannot kick to the head and more than one player cannot attack another player at any one time. There are no substitutes and if your team has a player ejected or injured they are down a man. [References: 10]

Players are volunteers and the strategy of the forwards is to incapacitate or injure the opposing team while the halfbacks and fullbacks try to run with the ball through to other endbefore trying to score. Cacce (Goals) are scored by throwing or kicking the ball into the opposing teams net. If the ball goes over the net a half-cacce (half-goal) is scored for the opponent [References: 10]. The Rules were first described by Giovanni de’Bardi (a Florentine count) in 1580 and the draw for the semi-finals is made on Easter Sunday by drawing four different coloured balls. [Reference: 11]

Stamp from Monaco depicting Calcio Fiorentino

[11] MONACO – CIRCA 1963: A stamp printed by MONACO shows an illustration of the Calcio Fiorentino field and starting positions from a 1688 book by Pietro di Lorenzo Bini, Florence, circa 1963 [Reference: 7] By Sergey Goryachev / http://www.shutterstock.com

References

Logo References

[1] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Facebook (2022) Profile Picture [Internet] Available from: https://external-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/emg1/v/t13/14757605033774122771?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ticketone.it%2Fobj%2Fmedia%2FIT-eventim%2Fteaser%2Fevo%2Fartwork%2F2022%2Fcalcio-storico-biglietti.jpg&fb_obo=1&utld=ticketone.it&stp=c0.5000×0.5000f_dst-emg0_p1240x382_q75&ccb=13-1&oh=00_AT_PG8FvC3Cmr-jduZETXLx2SohICbM9489h7BqBFsZdww&oe=62B88E48&_nc_sid=c504da [Accessed 25 June 2022]

Results References

[2] Contro Radio Firenze Facebook (2022) June 11, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=saved&v=423145866090897 [Accessed 25 June 2022]

[3] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Facebook (2022) June 11, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CalcioStoricoFi/posts/pfbid0f9M8D7Evb4XHnhTZygfDZkAWXhwAyCTtm1fcdfd758J2k3YFKzRmomGR3g2M4DAQl [Accessed 25 June 2022]

[4] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Facebook (2022) June 24, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CalcioStoricoFi/posts/pfbid02URwYahu8jZKBAeVTJQoL9ChTtW1axDcpdEtDn3oWoA3CGVEaqcenr6BzMZ3vCrHil [Accessed 25 June 2022]

History References

[5] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Risultati Partite [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/risultati_partite [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[6] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Albo d’Oro [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/risultati_partite [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[7] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) CALCIO STORICO FIORENTINO [Internet] Available from: http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=calcio-storico-fiorentino [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[8] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Studies & Documentation [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=studi_e_documentazione [Accessed 4 August 2020]

IMAGES

[9] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) IMG_0823 [Internet] Available from: http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/sites/default/files/IMG_0823.jpg [Accessed 4 August 2020]

[10] FLORENCE, ITALY – FEBRUARY 17, 2020: Calcio Storico and the rallying of the troops By BAHADIR ARAL AVCI / http://www.shutterstock.com

[11] MONACO – CIRCA 1963: A stamp printed by MONACO shows an illustration of the Calcio Fiorentino field and starting positions from a 1688 book by Pietro di Lorenzo Bini, Florence, circa 1963 By Sergey Goryachev / http://www.shutterstock.com

[12] FLORENCE – JUN 24 Fighting players during Calcio Fiorentino match on June, 24,2012 Calcio fiorentino calcio storico or calcio in costume is an historic florentine game, origins of modern football By mkistrynhttp://www.123rf.com

[13] You Tube Ninh Ly Channel (2017) The Rules of Calcio Fiorentino – EXPLAINED! [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obneC8zQNIQ&t=55s [Accessed 25 June 2022]

[14] Visit Florence (2022) Event – Calcio Storico Fiorentino [Internet] Available from: https://www.visitflorence.com/florence-events/calcio-storico-fiorentino.html [Accessed 25 June 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Francesco.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball – Irish North American and World Sports Archives

Last Updated: 25 June 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.