Category: AFL Ireland Men

Australian Football

AFLI Australian Football League Ireland Nexventur Premiership Men 2022

Ladder

AFLI Australian Football League Ireland Men's Premiership 2022

PosTeamPWLDFA%Pts
165105762650.8320
264205442470.6716
363303314290.5012
460601997090.000

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

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Last Updated: 26 November 2022

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Australian Football League Ireland Men’s Premiership 2018-Present

Australian Football League Ireland Logo 2018-Present [Ref: 1]

AFL Ireland Premiership 2018

PWLDFAPts
*Belfast Redbacks990049427336
*Galway Magpies945049238821
*Leeside Lions945038741121
South Dublin Swans918025956012
Table Compiled from Results in: [2][3][4][5][11]

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

DateTeam 1Team 2
Semi-Final
15.08.2018Galway Magpies6.5.41Leeside Lions2.4.16
Grand FinalBelfast
25.08.2018Belfast Redbacks9.14.68Galway Magpies3.11.29
[13][14]

AFL Ireland Men’s Premiership 2019

PWLDFAPts
**Belfast Redbacks660057523524
*Galway Magpies633036237915
*Leeside Lions624031549512
South Dublin Swans61503354789
References: [15-34; 36-37]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Semi-Final
10.08.19Galway Magpies7.10 (52)Leeside Lions10.10 (70)
Grand FinalNSC, Blanchardstown
24.08.19Belfast Redbacks12.5 (77)Leeside Lions6.12 (48)
Reference: [35-36]

** Qualify for Grand Final / * Qualify for Semi-Final / 4 Pts Win / 1 Pt Loss

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

Report

belfast-redbacks-afli-grand-final-2018

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]

In 2019, the Redbacks repeated the feat, going 6-0 (Wins-Losses) during the season, before triumphing in the Grand Final against Leeside Lions from Cork, on a scoreline of 12.5 (77) to 6.12 (48) [Ref: 36]

References

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]

[15] Australian Football League Ireland | Facebook (2019) Post: April 28, 2019: ” Saturday say the start of the AFL Ireland men’s competition. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/irishfooty/posts/2259072037484448 [Accessed 12 August 2019]

[16] Belfast Redbacks | Facebook (2019) Post: May 11, 2019: ” Great day of footy in the sun today 😎The Redbacks hosted Leeside Lions AFL at Mallusk playing fields for round 2 of the AFL Ireland Season.” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastredbacks/posts/1085517424982482 [Accessed 20 August 2019]

[17] Belfast Redbacks | Facebook (2019) Post: May 20, 2019: ” AFL Ireland league table after round 2  [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastredbacks/posts/1091734864360738 [Accessed 20 August 2019]

[18] Belfast Redbacks | Facebook (2019) Post: May 25, 2019: ” Another great performance from the Redbacks at Mallusk today saw a victory against our opponents the Galway Magpies  [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastredbacks/posts/1095073790693512[Accessed 20 August 2019]

[19] Belfast Redbacks | Facebook (2019) Post: June 15, 2019: ” Due to the monsoon like conditions today in Belfast there was no team photo as we all huddled round the BBQ in the rain for warmth after the game.   [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastredbacks/posts/1110138582520366[Accessed 20 August 2019]

[20] Belfast Redbacks | Facebook (2019) Post: July 6, 2019: ” After a long drive down from Belfast to Cork the Redbacks have chalked up another win on the board   [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastredbacks/posts/1125442514323306 [Accessed 20 August 2019]

[21] Belfast Redbacks | Facebook (2019) Post: July 9, 2019: ” The penultimate game of the 2019 home and away season saw the Redbacks make the long haul to Co. Cork to take on the Leeside Lions.   [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastredbacks/posts/1127352304132327 [Accessed 20 August 2019]

[22] Belfast Redbacks | Facebook (2019) Post: July 27, 2019: ” After a sunny day of footy in Galway the Redbacks have played our last league game of the 2019 season against the Galway Magpies. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastredbacks/posts/1140233589510865 [Accessed 20 August 2019]

[23] Galway Magpies | Facebook (2019) Post: May 1 , 2019: ” Training tonight at 6.30pm down the swamp everyone welcome #gopies 
In the meantime grab a cup of tea and enjoy the match report from Saturday thabks to Magpies P “
 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/galwaymagpies/posts/2181413575228801 [Accessed 20 August 2019]

[24] Galway Magpies | Facebook (2019) Post: May 13 , 2019: ” The Magpies got their first win of the season on saturday against a tough South Dublin Swans team. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/galwaymagpies/posts/2200735356629956 [Accessed 20 August 2019]

[25] Galway Magpies | Facebook (2019) Post: June 15 , 2019: ” Pies Win in it in a tight one 
Galway Magpies 9-7-61
Leeside Lions 7-9-51 “
 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/galwaymagpies/posts/2254954124541412 [Accessed 20 August 2019]

[26] Galway Magpies | Facebook (2019) Post: July 6 , 2019: ” MAGPIES GET THE WIN 
Magpies 18-3-111
Swans 6-4-40 “
 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/galwaymagpies/posts/2292176384152519 [Accessed 20 August 2019]

[27] Galway Magpies | Facebook (2019) Post: July 27 , 2019: ” GAME DAY 
Here is another inspirational match report from last round against the swans to get us ready for today “
 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/galwaymagpies/posts/2327314717305352 [Accessed 20 August 2019]

[28] Galway Magpies | Facebook (2019) Post: July 31 , 2019: ” Training this evening from 6.30pm down the swamp 
🍕&🍻 @taylor bar after training
  [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/galwaymagpies/posts/2334267456610078 [Accessed 20 August 2019]

[29] South Dublin Swans | Facebook (2019) Post: May 11 , 2019: ” The Swans who took to the field and battled hard against @galwaymagpies today on the west coast! “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/southdublinswans/posts/2456650524354239 [Accessed 20 August 2019]

[30] South Dublin Swans | Facebook (2019) Post: May 29 , 2019: ” Saturday saw the Swans back in action in the Peoples Republic against the #LeesideLions. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/southdublinswans/posts/2487477651271526 [Accessed 20 August 2019]

[31] South Dublin Swans | Facebook (2019) Post: June 17 , 2019: ” On Saturday (15/06) the Swans, emboldened by their fine performance in the reverse fixture, travelled to Belfast for their final away game of the season.   [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/southdublinswans/posts/2521848877834403 [Accessed 20 August 2019]

[32] South Dublin Swans | Facebook (2019) Post: July 28, 2019: ” A great day of footy in the beautiful sunshine in Dublin today as the Swans overcame a battling Leeside Lions on a scoreline of Swans 18 5 113
Lions 9 14 68 
” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/southdublinswans/videos/vb.1204681142884523/3049247298448590/?type=2&theater [Accessed 20 August 2019]

[33] Leeside Lions | Facebook (2019) Post: April 29, 2019: ” Last weekend marked the start of the 2019 season. Which saw the Lions host the Galway Magpies in what turned out to be tricky conditions.  ” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/LeesideLions/posts/2145134818916626 [Accessed 20 August 2019]

[34] Leeside Lions | Facebook (2019) Post: May 26 , 2019: ” Yesterday saw the Lions back in action. In what was a topsy turby game throughout. ” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/LeesideLions/videos/vb.111500015613460/1599829293480611/?type=2&theater [Accessed 20 August 2019]

[35] Leeside Lions | Facebook (2019) Post: August 12 , 2019: ” Last Saturday saw the Lions take on the Galway Magpies in the Preliminary Final with the Winner advancing to take on the reigning premiers the Belfast Redbacks in the Grand Final. ” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/LeesideLions/posts/2341112062652233 [Accessed 20 August 2019]

[36] AFL Ireland | Facebook (2019) Post: August 24 , 2019: ” The Belfast Redbacks are 2019 AFL Ireland Premiers, final score Lions 6.12 48 to Redbacks 12.5 77 ” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/irishfooty/posts/2465408103517506 [Accessed 27 August 2019]

[39] AFL Ireland | Facebook (2019) Post: August 24 , 2019: ” Also on Saturday the leagues best and fairest and leading goalscorer awards were presented. ” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/irishfooty/posts/2468816076510042 [Accessed 27 August 2019]

Websites

[37] World Footy News (2019) Tuesday, July 7, 2019: Redbacks & Magpies Keep Premiership Hopes High [Internet] Available from: http://www.worldfootynews.com/article.php/20190707221242464?fbclid=IwAR093fe6FTjpIJOexiFWNWlWPFffnQGb4YTM6XwwxNTSOvK43Zyx1hIdkQo [Accessed 20 August 2019]

[38] South Dublin Swans | Pitchero (2019) Swans push Redbacks to the limit [Internet] Available from: https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/southdublinswans/teams/223243/match-centre/0-4351079?fbclid=IwAR345TIwK3a4K9g8txSodaTHVz0YCQtiugw4KmrLVTjQhuCyqjIsRny5v2U [Accessed 20 August 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Richard Conville, Conor Lynch, John O’Donoghue & Conor McGroarty

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 17 July 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.

Australian Football League Ireland Men’s Premiership 2020

AFL Ireland Logo [Reference: 1]

Ladder

PWLDFA%Pts
South Dublin Swans21101887414
Leeside Lions1100962414
Belfast Redbacks1100704814
Galway Magpies20202823600
North Munster Kangaroos00000000
Australian Football League Ireland Men’s Premiership Ladder 2020 [Ref: 2]

Finals

DateHome TeamAway Team
Preliminary Final
03.10.20202nd Placed Team3rd Placed Team
Grand Final
10.10.20201st Placed TeamWinners of Preliminary Final
Australian Football League Ireland Men’s Premiership Finals 2020 [Ref: 3]

Fixtures

DateHome TeamAway Team
Round 1
18.07.2020South Dublin Swans140Galway Magpies4
Round 2
25.07.2020Galway Magpies24Leeside Lions96
25.07.2020Belfast RedbacksNorth Munster Kangaroos
Round 3
08.08.2020North Munster KangaroosLeeside Lions
08.08.2020Belfast Redbacks70South Dublin Swans48
Round 4
15.08.2020Galway MagpiesBelfast Redbacks
15.08.2020South Dublin SwansNorth Munster Kangaroos
Round 5
29.08.2020Leeside LionsSouth Dublin Swans
29.08.2020North Munster KangaroosGalway Magpies
Round 6
05.09.2020Galway MagpiesSouth Dublin Swans
05.09.2020Belfast RedbacksLeeside Lions
Round 7
19.09.2020North Munster KangaroosBelfast Redbacks
19.09.2020Leeside LionsGalway Magpies
Round 8
30.05.2020Leeside LionsNorth Munster Kangaroos
30.05.2020South Dublin SwansBelfast Redbacks
Australian Football League Ireland Men’s Premiership Fixtures 2020 [Ref: 4]

Report

The Australian Football League Ireland Men’s Premiership 2020 season was due to start on 2nd May, but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic [Ref: 3]. It was to feature five teams, the most since 2015, with the addition of new team North Munster Kangaroos.

It has been rescheduled to start the Weekend of 18th July, with a shortened 6-game League Schedule for each of the five teams. The preliminary Final is scheduled for 3rd October, and the Grand Final for the 10th of October 2020. [Ref: 4]

References

Images

[1] Australian Football League Ireland Facebook Page (2018) afl-ireland-logo-3-e1574809349755 [Internet] Available from: http://aflireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/afl-ireland-logo-3-e1574809349755.png [Accessed 21 August 2018]

Websites

[2] Australian Football League Ireland (2020) AFL Ireland (M) League Table 2020 [Internet] Available from: http://aflireland.ie/index.php/table/league-table/ [Accessed 17 July 2020][Last Accessed 14 August 2020]

[3] Australian Football League Ireland (2020) AFL Ireland (M) Fixtures 2020 [Internet] Available from: http://aflireland.ie/index.php/calendar/calendar/ [Accessed 17 July 2020][Last Accessed 14 August 2020]

[4] Australian Football League Ireland (2020) 2020 Season Gets Underway This Weekend [Internet] Available from: http://aflireland.ie/index.php/2020/07/16/2020-season-gets-underway-this-weekend/ [Accessed 17 July 2020]

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: 14 August 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.