Tag: Galahs

Ireland and Australian Flags in the Wind

International Football Series Victoria State Galahs VFL in Ireland 1967


International Rules Football AFL Victoria State Galahs in Ireland 1967

(Game 1)
1-10 - 3-16
International Rules Football AFL States in Ireland

Meath vs Victoria State Galahs AFL

2-5 - 2-12
International Rules Football AFL States in Ireland

Mayo vs Victoria State Galahs AFL


The visiting Victoria State Galahs, the State Representative team in VFL Victorian Football League, won by 3-16 to 1-10 over Leinster GAA County Representative team Meath on the first game of their Tour in Ireland.

In the second game of the International Series in Ireland the touring Galahs from the VFL defeated GAA County team Mayo by a closer margin than their opening victory, winning 2-12 to 2-5.

About the 1967 International Series

The games were the first ever test games for International Rules Football, also known as Inter Footy in Australia and Compromise Rules in Ireland. International Rules Football is a Compromise between two similar codes of Football: Gaelic Football, played in Ireland; and Australian Football, originally played in Victoria State.

Stock Flag Illustration

Illustration Credit:Shutterstock / https://www.shutterstock.com/g/iunewind (2024) Ireland and Australia flags waving together in the wind on blue cloudy sky, two country relationship concept [Internet] [Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-illustration/ireland-australia-flags-waving-together-wind-2400143183 ][Accessed and Edited by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball 6 February 2024]


Scoreboard References

[1] Ireland v Australia – Clár Oifigiil – Official Programme – GAA Bank of Ireland International Series – 2nd Test 1984, pg. 8.

County Flag and Coat of Arms References

[1] 123rf.com / https://www.123rf.com/profile_zloyel (2024) Flag of County Meath is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the Mid-East Region. It is named after the historic Kingdom of Meath. Meath County Council is the local authority for the county. [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_55134995_flag-of-county-meath-is-a-county-in-ireland-it-is-in-the-province-of-leinster-and-is-part-of-the-mid.html?is_plus=1# [Accessed 6 February 2024]

[2] 123rf.com / https://www.123rf.com/profile_zloyel (2024) Flag of County Mayo is a county in Ireland. In the West of Ireland, it is part of the province of Connacht and is named after the village of Mayo, now generally known as Mayo Abbey [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_55133733_flag-of-county-mayo-is-a-county-in-ireland-in-the-west-of-ireland-it-is-part-of-the-province-of.html?is_plus=1 [Accessed and Edited by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball’s GAA.World Archive on 6 February 2024]

State Flag References

[3] 123rf.com / https://www.123rf.com/profile_dique (2024) Flag of Victoria (Vic) is a state in the south-east of Australia. 3d illustration [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_66786594_flag-of-victoria-vic-is-a-state-in-the-south-east-of-australia-3d-illustration.html?is_plus=1 [Accessed and Edited by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball on 6 February 2024]


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Eirball – Irish North American and World Sports Archives

Last Updated: 6 February 2024.

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