The big game

by John Q on September 24, 2005

For any Australian readers who aren’t already aware of it, the AFL Grand Final was won by Sydney Swans, defeating West Coast Eagles in a thriller. A brilliant defensive mark by Leo Barry in the last seconds kept them ahead by 4 points. The Irish contingent will be pleased to know that import Tadhg Kennelly, a convert from Gaelic football, played a solid part in the win.



Andy 09.24.05 at 2:52 am

I’m just back from watching at a friend’s place. If the Eagles had better forwards (or whatever the proper term is) then it wouldn’t have been as close as it wound up being. The Eagles are a young team though so hopefully they’ll be back next year.


Syd Webb 09.24.05 at 3:19 am

So nice to see a close Grand Final. Football is the winner!


nick s 09.24.05 at 5:34 am

Shown live in the US on Fox Soccer Channel: Murdoch’s stranglehold on sport sometimes has its advantages. The Eagles ran out of steam after an astonishing comeback. And hearing an Irish voice among the Aussies — Kennelly’s sister interviewed at half-time — was… bizarre.


Ian Whitchurch 09.24.05 at 8:39 pm

Cheer, cheer the red and the white
Honour their names by day and by night …

Ian Whitchurch

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