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Irish to descend onto HBF Arena as Gaelic Football match closes 2015 International Football Festival

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 5:52 PM

The 2015 International Football Festival looks set to be the WAFL show-down of the year this weekend second on the ladder West Perth battle it out against top of the ladder Subiaco Lions.

With a crowd of more than 6000 expected on a day which will see the weather gods shine a sparkling green gem is set to follow the match with a Gaelic Football exhibition match set to follow the league match starting from 5.15pm.

“The match will see some of WA’s best Gaelic Footballers from across six WA’s Gaelic Football Club’s put their rivalry to the side to put on an entertaining exhibition match,” said Gaelic Football WA’s Alan Burke. “These boys are not just any players – they are some of our best.”

“The last time these teams met with this much excitement was before the International Rules Match at Domain Stadium last November.”

When you are enjoying your FREE Family entry, joining more than 6000 people this Saturday don’t leave at the end of the league game- stay and enjoy some quality Gaelic Football.

When: Saturday 27th June 2015, 5.15pm

Where: HBF Arena, Joondalup

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Players join us at HBF Arena from the following clubs:

  • Coastal Breakers
  • Greenwood
  • Morley Gaels
  • Western Shamrocks
  • Southern Districts
  • St Finbars


The all round game’ of hand, foot and round ball skills has been played in Australia and NZ for many decades by Irish immigrants and Is also very popular with young Australian men and women, Gaelic football is the most popular sport in Ireland in both participation and spectator numbers, It is the other parent game along with Aussie Rules to the International Rules competition played between Ireland and the Australian football league, Women’s Gaelic football is experiencing particularly strong growth and WA have won five out of the last six Australasian championships,