31 Oct 2010

Aussies win International Rules series

12:55 pm on 31 October 2010

Australia has regained the Cormac McAnallen trophy with a thrilling three-point win in the second and final match of the International Rules series in Dublin.

The 0.14.13 (55) to 1.11.13 (52) victory at Croke Park in front of 61,000 fans handed Australia a 2-0 series win following their seven-point triumph in the series opener in Limerick.

The Irish again produced a storming finish with 14 unanswered points to lead by four points more than halfway through the final term before the tourists rallied on a cool, clear night.

In the dying seconds, goalkeeper Dustin Fletcher managed to scramble back in front of goal to save a low shot from Goulding before getting the ball to safety.