Ireland triumph to win series

Ireland 116 (6-22-14) Australia 37 (2-7-4)
Published Sunday, 27 October 2013
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Ireland stormed to a 79-point victory over Australia to retain the Cormac McAnallen Cup after their International Rules Second Test at Croke Park on Saturday night.

Ireland triumph to win series
Michael Murphy and Aidan Walsh lift the cup at Croke Park (© PA)

The one-sided victory came after their 22-point win in Cavan last week.

Ireland won the series with an aggregate winning margin of 101, the highest in the history of the International Rules Series.

Ireland led 27-8 at the end of the first quarter after goals from Conor McManus and Jack McCaffrey.

Ciarán Kilkenny added a third goal at the start of the second quarter.

McManus increased Ireland's lead to 32 minutes before half-time.

Ireland led 53-16 at the break before Ciarán Sheehan and Michael Murphy landed further overs.

McManus then moved the side 71-19 ahead in the third quarter.

Ireland were 78 to 25 at the three-quarter mark before Paddy McBrearty hit their fifth goal.

Australia celebrated goals from Eddie Betts and Jake Neade but Ireland soon added a sixth thanks to Paul Conroy.

McManus finished the game as Ireland's top scorer with 24 points and was named the Player of the Series.

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4 Comments
s magowan in belfast wrote (173 days ago):
At last ireland have won a world cup,albeit gaa,but hey who cares if only two teams turned up to take part in the competition,a win is a win.
Paul in Belfast wrote (173 days ago):
Love Ireland.
Joseph in Ireland wrote (174 days ago):
Well done to Ireland
shamrock in Belfast wrote (174 days ago):
Waste of time this 'competition'.
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