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Australia 36 Ireland 80: (very) short report from the game

Ireland beat Australia 80-36 in a record International Rules victory for the boys in green in Melbourne today. Catherine Walsh from Dublin emailed in her report from the game

Fri, Oct 28, 2011, 20:54

   

Aonghus Keegan, Mairead Keegan and Catherine Walsh from Dublin and Aoife Murphy from Waterford at the game

Ireland beat Australia 80-36 in a record International Rules victory for the boys in green in Melbourne today. Catherine Walsh from Dublin emailed in her report from the game:

“Thankfully Etihad Stadium has a roof! There was a crowd of over 20,000 at the game, a good mix of Irish and Aussie. There were plenty of Irish rugby jerseys, and county colours too were on view. The heavy rain and the fact that Derby Day, the first day of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, takes place in the morning put some people off going to the game, but the crowd was at its most animated when the Mexican wave travelled around the stadium. It was great to see such a convincing win over the Aussies.”

Catherine