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Australia women's national international rules football team

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UnionWomen's Football Australia
Head coachNicole Graves (2006)
First colours
First international
Republic of Ireland Ireland 134–15 Australia Australia
(2006, 1st Test)
Biggest defeat
Republic of Ireland Ireland 134–15 Australia Australia
(2006, 1st Test)

The Australia women's international rules football team was organised by Women's Football Australia and represented Australia in the 2006 Ladies' International Rules Series against Ireland. As of 2019, this is the only series the team has played. Ireland won the series, winning the first test at Breffni Park by 134–15 and the second test at Parnell Park by 39–18.

2006 Series

First test

31 October 2006 Ireland 134;15 Australia Breffni Park, Cavan
16:00 6.26.16
Mary Sheridan (1-4-0; 18)
Geraldine Doherty (1-3-0; 15)
Cora Staunton (1-2-3; 15)
Sarah O'Connor (0-3-4; 13)
Dympna O'Brien (1-2-0; 12)
Brianne Leahy (1-1-0; 9)
Mairead Morrissey (1-1-0; 9)
Michaela Downey (0-2-1; 7)
Patricia Gleeson (0-1-3; 6)
Lorraine Muckian (0-2-0; 6)
Sinéad Aherne (0-1-1; 4)
Bronagh Sheridan (0-1-1; 4)
Aoibheann Daly (0-1-0; 3)
Bronagh O'Donnell (0-1-0; 3)
Caroline O'Hanlon (0-1-0; 3)
Alma O'Donnell (0-0-1; 1)
A.M. McDonough (0-0-1; 1)
Angela Walsh (0-0-1; 1)
[1][2][3] 1.2.3
K. Zacharopoulos (1-0-1; 7)
Michelle Dench (0-1-0; 3)
Shelly Matcham (0-1-0; 3)
Shannon McFerran (0-0-1; 1)
Talei Owen (0-0-1; 1)
Referee: Eugene O'Hare
Cony Vardouniotis

Second test

4 November 2006 Ireland 39;18 Australia Parnell Park, Dublin
19:15 3.5.6 [4][5] 0.4.6 Referee: Declan Staunton

2006 squad

The All-Australian team from the 2006 AFL Women's National Championships were all invited to trials for the squad. In addition the top twenty Ladies' Gaelic football players were also invited. The final squad consisted mostly of Victorian Women's Football League players.[4][6][7][8]

Coach
Nicole Graves
First test starting XV
Joanne Butland (Queensland); Jane Clifton (Victoria), Kerryn Stephens (Victoria), Lauren Tesoriero (Victoria), Shannon McFerran (Victoria), Sarah Hammond (Victoria); Pia Kilburn (Western Australia GAA), Shelley Matcham (Western Australia) (Note 1) , Belinda Blay (Victoria); Katherine Pender (Queensland), Meg Hutchins (Victoria), Lydia Padgett (Western Australia GAA), Talei Owen (Sydney), Julia Boyle (VWFL/Victoria GAA), Angela Doyle (Western Australia GAA)
Interchange players
Kathy Zacharopoulos (Victoria), Anna Haynes (Western Australia) (Note 2) , Moana Hope (Victoria), Emma Hender (ACT), Renae Campbell (Western Australia GAA), Anna McIlroy (Victoria), Janine Milne (Victoria), Daisy Pearce (Victoria), Michelle Dench (Victoria), Penny Cula-Reid (Victoria)

Source:[1][4][6]

Notes

References

  1. ^ a b "TG4 International Rules Series 1st Test". ladiesgaelic.ie. 1 November 2006. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Ireland v Australia – Ladies International Rules Series 1st Test Photos". sportsfile.com. 31 October 2006. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Ireland v Australia International Rules game in Kingspan Breffni Park". ladiesgaelic.ie. 31 October 2006. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Brave Aussie ladies like ewes to the slaughter in Ireland". worldfootynews.com. 14 November 2006. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Ireland v Australia – Ladies International Rules Series 2nd Test Photos". sportsfile.com. 4 November 2006. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Reliving the one and only Women's International Rules series 10 years on". girlsplayfooty.com. 15 November 2016. Archived from the original on 16 March 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Gaelic girls could swing it for Aussies". irishexaminer.com. 31 October 2006. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  8. ^ Lane, Samantha (15 October 2006). "Women join in changing rules". The Age. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
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