Eddie Betts

9 results

The Australian team pose with the Cormac McAnallen trophy after winning game two and the seriesagainst  Ireland at Domain Stadium  in Perth, Australia. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images

Australia 53 [0-15-8] Ireland 50 [2-10-8] - Australia win series 2-0 As the curtain came down on the 2017 series and Australia celebrated regaining t(...)

Ireland players show their dejection after defeat in the first International Rules Test  at the Adelaide Oval. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/inpho

There was a strong view, substantiated by the evidence of the two most recent contests for the Cormac McAnallen Cup, that Yesterday’s Test in the Ade(...)

Ireland’s John O’Loughlin tries to tackle Luke Breust of Australia during the International Rules match at Croke Park. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Ireland 56 [3-11-5] Australia 52 [1-13-7] Ireland’s International Rules Test victory on Saturday night was an impressive display – although late slipp(...)

Ireland’s Ciarán Kilkenny and Lewis Jetta of Austailia take a tumble during the second International Rules Test on Saturday in Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland (6-22-14) 116Australia (2-7-4) 37Ireland win the series 173-72The scale of the challenge facing the GAA and AFL if their talks on reconstructi(...)

 Conor McManus scores his Ireland’s first goal during the second Test against Australia at Croke Park.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

IRELAND 116 (6-22-14), AUSTRALIA 37 (2-7-4) – Ireland win the series 173-72: If tonight’s second test of the international rules series proves to be t(...)

Zach Touhy of Ireland celebrates scoring his side’s first goal with Ross Munnelly. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

IRELAND 57 AUSTRALIA 35It’s the way of the international rules series these days that the actual matches have been overtaken as talking points by the(...)

The stage has been reached, over the past two away series, at which Irish players haven’t been able to travel because of trailing county championships. Irish manager Paul Earley says this has become a major issue. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

At the beginning of the most recent international rules series two years ago in Australia in the pithiest statement of a succession of pithy press con(...)

 Tony Armstrong and Eddie Betts of the AFL Australian International Rules team speak with the media after a training session at Croke Park. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Getty Images

Tadhg Kennelly says that the international rules series, which starts on Saturday with the first test in Cavan, is a testament to the late Jim Stynes,(...)

Ireland manager Paul Earley

No representatives from counties such as Kerry, Down, or indeed Cavan, hosts for the first Test, and no more than eight survivors from the last Int(...)