Since first representing their country in 2001, the Warriors (ranked 3rd) have now played in 21 major championships, winning eight and beaten Grand Finalists in another six.
They won the inaugural edition of the International Cup at the MCG in 2002. We regained the title in 2011 with the Grand Final proving to be a thriller when the Warriors came from 40 points down to beat the favourites Papua New Guinea. The Warriors last contested the final in 2014 where PNG exacted revenge by kicking the winner at the death to snatch victory. This year the Men are looking to cement their place firmly at the very top seeking victories at the European Championships.
The Irish have also contributed significantly to the professional ranks in Australia with 19 Irish players currently on the books of AFL teams.