International rules football (Irish: Peil na rialacha idirnáisiunta; also known as inter rules in Australia and compromise rules in Ireland) is a hybrid code of football, which was developed to facilitate international representative matches between Australian rules football players and Gaelic football players. Irish (ga ''Gaeilge'' is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish. Hybrid sports are those Sports which combine two or more existing sports in the creation of a new sport Football is the word given to a number of similar Team sports all of which involve (to varying degrees kicking a Ball with the foot in an attempt to score a International or internationally most often describes interaction between Nations or encompassing two or more nations constituting a group or association having Australian (rules football, or simply known as football, footy or Aussie rules, is a Team sport played between two teams of 18 players Gaelic football ( Irish: Peil, Peil Ghaelach, or Caid) commonly referred to as " football " is a form of Football
The first tour, known as the Australian Football World Tour, took place in 1967, with matches played in Ireland, the UK, and the United States. The Australian Football World Tour was a series of International Rules Football matches organised by football sports broadcaster and former VFL umpire The following year, games were played between Australia and a touring Meath County Gaelic football team; Meath being that year's All-Ireland football champions. The Meath County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA (Cummann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Na Mí or Meath GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship is the premier "knockout" competition in the game of Gaelic football played in Ireland.  Following intermittent international tests between Australia and Ireland, the International Rules Series between senior teams from Australia (Australian Football League) and Ireland (Gaelic Athletic Association) was played annually between 1998 and 2006, and has generally been a closely matched contest with the early series generally going to the visiting team, and later titles almost always going to the host team. The International Rules Series is a senior men's competition in International rules football played each October after the completion of the Australian Football League The Australian Football League (AFL is both the professional Australian national competition in the Sport of Australian Rules Football and its highest The Gaelic Athletic Association ( GAA) ( Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael /'kʊmˠən̪ˠ 'l̪ˠuh However the future of the tests is in doubt, after the senior series was cancelled for 2007 by the Central Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association with no plans to reinstate it. This was due to ongoing criticism about the conduct of the games. 
International rules football is one of few team sports or football codes in the world without any dedicated clubs or leagues. Team sport refers to Sports that are practiced between opposing teams where the players interact directly and simultaneously between them to achieve an objective It is currently played by men's, junior's and women's teams only in tournaments or once-off test matches. A tournament (IPA) is a Competition involving a relatively large number of competitors all participating in a Sport or Game. A test match in football is a match played at the end of a season between a team that has done badly in a higher league and one that has done well in a lower league The GAA's decision may have an impact on the future participation in the game at all levels.
The first games were the idea of Australian sports broadcaster and media personality Harry Beitzel, who organised a tour in October 1967 to play County Meath after Meath had won that year's All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. Harry Beitzel (born Raymond Harold Beitzel on 29 November 1927 is an Australian sports broadcaster and media personality best known for his contribution to Australian rules The Australian team, known as the "Galahs" defeated County Meath 3-16 to 1-10 at Croke Park, and then defeated County Mayo 2-12 to 2-5. The Galah, Eolophus roseicapilla, (gəˈlaː is also known as the Rose-breasted Cockatoo or Galah Cockatoo. The following year, Beitzel organised a second series, the Australian Football World Tour, in which an Australian representative team went undefeated through six matches against Irish sides in London, Dublin, Meath, Kerry, and New York. The Australian Football World Tour was a series of International Rules Football matches organised by football sports broadcaster and former VFL umpire original Wembley Stadium was a football Stadium in Wembley, a suburb of north-west London, standing on the site now occupied by the Croke Park (Páirc an Chrócaigh in Dublin, Ireland is the largest sports Stadium in Ireland (fifth largest in Europe) and the principal stadium Informal games were played intermittently from then.
The senior International Rules Series is played each October, after the completion of the AFL grand final and GAA football final, which are both played on the last weekend of September. The International Rules Series is a senior men's competition in International rules football played each October after the completion of the Australian Football League
The Irish team is selected by the Gaelic Athletic Association and the Australian team is selected by the Australian Football League. The Ireland international rules football team is the representative team for Ireland (both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland) in International The Gaelic Athletic Association ( GAA) ( Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael /'kʊmˠən̪ˠ 'l̪ˠuh This article concerns the men's team for information on the Australian women's team see Australia women's international rules football team. The Australian Football League (AFL is both the professional Australian national competition in the Sport of Australian Rules Football and its highest
The series alternates host countries each year between Ireland and Australia. Since the resumption of the senior international series in 1998, the average attendance up to the conclusion of the 2006 series has been 48,199. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Ireland have won seven matches, while Australia have won five, with a further two being drawn. The 2006 series sold out both matches in Ireland and set a record for international sports in Ireland with a crowd of 82,127 at Croke Park. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Following controversies in the 2006 series, including an Irish player being knocked unconscious in a tackle, the Irish team coach and GAA president again cast doubts on the future of the series. The 2006 International Rules series (officially the 2006 Coca-Cola International Rules Series) is the 9th annual International The AFL's chief, however expressed optimism. The two organisations agreed to meet to once again discuss the series. Regardless of the on-field and off-field controversies, there is no doubt that the series has significant financial and representational benefits to both organisations.
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1 Two draws (second test 1999, second test 2002). This article concerns the men's team for information on the Australian women's team see Australia women's international rules football team. The Ireland international rules football team is the representative team for Ireland (both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland) in International
Among the first schoolboys international test was played in Melbourne in 1983, when a Victorian under 17 team played Ireland. An interesting twist in these compromise matches is that the ball used was the oval shaped Australian football rather than the round ball. 
In 2005, in addition to the annual senior international series, Australia and Ireland began to play an under 19 and under 17 contest. Australia won the 2006 series.  The junior series was largely instituted by both leagues as a means to identify emerging talent.
Ladies' Gaelic football has been growing almost exponentially in Ireland since the 1970s with over 100,000 women and girls playing in 2006 and figures expected to reach 150,000 by 2010. The Australian women's international rules football team is the Australian women's representative team in International rules football, a hybrid of Australian Ladies' Gaelic Football is the most prominent amateur team sport for women in Ireland. Women's footy has far fewer players, but numbers have grown strongly since the 1990s. In early 2006 representatives of the Ladies' Gaelic Football Association and Women's Australian Football Leagues met at a Ladies' Gaelic football festival in Singapore, and agreed to compete in the hybrid version of the two football codes to coincide with the senior men's series. Singapore
The first test of the first ever women's series took place in Breffni Park, Cavan on 31 October 2006, with Ireland gaining a comfortable victory over their Australian counterparts. Breffni Park known for sponsorship reasons as the Kingspan Breffni Park is a Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in Cavan, Ireland. Cavan (ˈkævən) is the county seat of County Cavan in Ireland. Events 445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 91 NLTse Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The final score of 6-26-16 (130) to 1-2-3 (15) provided a 115 point winning margin to the home side. The Australian team declined an offer to use an oval ball in the second test to liven up the series.  The first and second tests were broadcast live on Irish channel TG4, as part of its 10th birthday celebrations; it was also broadcast in Australia on Setanta Sports. TG4 ( Spoken as TG Ceathair or TG a Ceathair; tiː dʒiː kʲahəɾʲ is a Television channel in Ireland, aimed Setanta Sports (sɛˈtantə is a sports broadcaster based in Ireland, operating 12 channels in 24 countries The second test was held on 4 November at Parnell Park, Dublin, and was won by Ireland by a scoreline of 3-5-6 (39) to 0-4-6 (18). Events 1333 - Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani Parnell Park is a Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in Donnycarney, Dublin, Ireland with a capacity for about 13500 people Dublin (ˈdʌblɨn/ /ˈdʊblɨn or /ˈdʊbəlɪn/, bˠalʲə aːha klʲiəh or cliə(ɸ is both the largest city and capital of Ireland.
The rules are designed to provide a compromise between those of the two codes, with Gaelic footballers being advantaged by the use of a round ball and a rectangular field (Australian rules uses an oval ball and field), while the Australian rules football players benefit from the opportunity to tackle between the shoulders and thighs, something banned in Gaelic football. Most forms of Football have a move known as a tackle. In most cases this move is one that prevents an opposing player from carrying out what they intend The game also introduces the concept of the mark, from Australian rules football, with a free kick paid for any ball caught from a kick of over 15 metres. A mark is a skill in Australian rules football where a player cleanly catches (is deemed to have controlled the ball for sufficient time a kicked ball that has travelled
The game uses two large posts and two small posts, as in Australian rules, and a crossbar and goal net as in Gaelic football. This is similar to the format used for both Gaelic football and hurling until about 100 years ago. Hurling (in Irish, iománaíocht or iomáint) is an outdoor team Sport of ancient Gaelic origin administered by the Gaelic Points are scored as follows:
Scores are written so as to clarify how many of each type of score were made as well as, like Australian football, giving the total points score for each team; for example, if a team scores one goal, four overs and 10 behinds, the score is written as 1-4-10 (28), meaning one goal (six points) plus 4 overs (4 × 3 = 12 points) plus 10 behinds (10 × 1 = 10 points), for a total score of 28 points.
An international rules match lasts for 72 minutes (divided into four quarters of 18 minutes each). Gaelic football matches also go for 70 minutes, divided into two halves, and Australian rules matches typically go for 4 quarters of 30 minutes each (while the official duration varies between 15 and 25 minutes depending on the league, for AFL it is 20 minutes which means around 27 to 31 minutes after time on).
As in Gaelic football, teams consist of fifteen players, including a goalkeeper, whereas eighteen are used in Australian rules (with no keeper). In many team Sports a goalkeeper (termed goaltender netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports
A number of rule changes were introduced before the 2006 International Rules Series:
International Rules is played in various locations throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Asia, Australia and New Zealand between fledgling Australian rules football and Gaelic football clubs. The Caribbean (ˌkærəˡbiən kæ'rəbiən Cariben|Caraïben or Caraïben; Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Caribe is a Region consisting For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island
In 2006, an exhibition match between South African youth teams and an Indigenous Australian touring side composed of players from the Clontarf Foundation, led by Sydney's Adam Goodes, was held at Potchefstroom. The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa Indigenous Australians are descendants of the first known human inhabitants of the Australian continent and its nearby islands. The Clontarf Foundation is a non-profit foundation with the aims to improve the health employment education and life skills of Australia’s teenaged male indigenous The Sydney Swans is an Australian Football League (AFL club based in Sydney, New South Wales. Adam Goodes (born 8 January 1980 in Wallaroo South Australia) is an Australian rules football player and dual Brownlow Medal winner Potchefstroom is an Academic city hosting the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University (previously known as Potchefstroom University