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Dublin Eagles swoop on 2004 Ireland Championship

  • Thursday, September 16 2004 @ 02:01 am ACST
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Europe What a big week in world footy! Last weekend saw the premiers decided in many leagues around the planet (see other stories). In Ireland, the Dublin Eagles, dominant all season, have won the 2004 Australian Rules premiership, defeating the Dublin Demons at St Anns Park, Raheny, on Saturday September 11th.

Fútbol Australiano - Latin America the next growth market?

  • Monday, September 13 2004 @ 04:53 am ACST
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South America

After stumbling across footage of AFL matches on Argentine TV in the early 90s, Ricardo Acuña, now president of the Argentine Alternative Sports Association, started to think of ways to kick start the code in Buenos Aires.

In 1997 the first game of Aussie Rules was played in the Argentine capital. The league has consolidated, growing to include juniors and schools - but Acuña's next goals include spreading throughout the rest of Latin America.

St Louis Blues claim back-to-back MAAFL titles

  • Sunday, September 12 2004 @ 09:15 pm ACST
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North America The 2004 Mid-American AFL season came down to the wire with four of the seven clubs still in contention going into the last round (the premiership being decided on ladder positions with no finals series). Despite the Milwaukee Bombers having a good win over Dallas, St Louis retained their title by having a solid victory against Atlanta.

AFL finals 2004 - then there were six

  • Sunday, September 05 2004 @ 11:28 am ACST
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General News Although worldfootynews.com focuses on leagues and clubs around the world, primarily outside of Australia, it would be remiss of us not to mention that the finals are on for the world's premier Australian Rules league - the AFL.

Interview with a potential New Zealand Falcon

  • Thursday, September 02 2004 @ 05:09 am ACST
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Oceania Not so long ago, when Australians moved overseas, they were forced to leave behind the game they love. Fortunately that is now changing, and Jeremy Blyth is someone who has benefitted. And since he spent several teenage years in New Zelaland, he hopes to represent them with pride in the 2005 International Cup.

Aussie Rules explosion continues - plans for Zimbabwe

  • Wednesday, September 01 2004 @ 10:40 pm ACST
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Africa As football programs grow in countries they soon wish to test their national squad, but in the case of South Africa, there are no other Aussie Rules nations nearby. This may not be the case for much longer, as plans are underway to introduce the game to Zimbabwe. The remarkable explosion in interest in Australian footy appears poised to spread through southern Africa.

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