VAFA Ireland Touring Team

Since 2011, the VAFA has sent an invitational team to Ireland every two years to play a series of International Rules matches against Irish County, Club, University sides as well as a match against the All-Ireland Team as part of the Irish preparations to take on the All-Australian team. The touring side is made up of players who have worn the Big V or have won section best and fairest and they have become a popular way to finish the season with friends and family all welcome to join the touring squad.

Ireland Tour 2017

Head Coach: Dave Murray

Assistant Coach: Luke Mahoney

Tour Captain: George Burbury (Old Geelong)

Player of the Tour: George Burbury (Old Geelong)

Game Venue VAFA Opponent 
1 Bishopstown 3.12.11 (65) Bishopstown 0.5.3 (18)
2 Tuam Stadium 2.9.10 (49) Tuam Stars 3.11.11 (62)
3 Ashbourne 1.7.14 (41) Donaghmore Ashbourne 7.7.7 (70)
4 Reading 26.14 (170) AFL London 3.5 (23)

Ireland Tour 2015

Head Coach: Cam Roberts

Assistant Coach: John Kanis

Game Venue VAFA Opponent
1 Trabeg 2.8.10 (46) Cork U21s 3.5.9 (42)
2 Tuam Stadium 2.10.6 (48) Tuam Stars 3.10.6 (54)
3 University of Ireland 10.12.13 (109) Combined Universities 3.4.3 (33)
4 Ashbourne 1.7.8 (35) Donaghmore/Ashbourne 3.11.7 (58)
5 Battersea Park 15.10 (100) AFL London 3.8 (26)

Ireland Tour 2013

Coach: Quinton Gleeson

Coach: John Kanis

Tour Captain: Ross Young (University Blues)

Game  Venue VAFA Opponent
1 Cork 7-18-6 (102) Na Pairsaigh 0-5-1 (16)
2 Dublin 0-10-9 (39) Combined Universities 4-10-3 (57)
3 Caven (Breffni Park) 10-12-6 (102) All-Ireland 0-4-4 (16)
4 Ashbourne 1-11-5 (44) Donaghmore Ashbourne 2-5-9 (36)

Ireland Tour 2011

Head Coach: Dean Anderson

Assistant Coaches: Luke Beveridge & Michael Blood

Tour Captain: Matthew Torney (University Blues)

Game Venue VAFA Opponent
1 Cork 0-7-8 (29) Na Pairsaigh 3-8-9 (51)
2 Galway 2-14-10 (64) Salt Hill Knoknacarra 2-6-2 (26)
3 Newtown, Co. Laois 0-15-16 (61) Ballyroan 3-1-2 (23)
4 Dublin (Croke Park) 0-2-1 (7) All-Ireland 6-12-9 (81)
5 Ashbourne 0-6-10 (28) Donaghmore/Ashbourne 1-5-5 (26)