Full Time: Australia 36 Ireland 80
In what was apparently one of the most one-sided games in the series' history, Ireland routed a disinterested and pallidly-performing Australian team in Melbourne today, and one doubts how much longer the series will continue. For those that don't know the sport, it's a "compromise rules" game played, with a round ball, between a selection of amateur players drawn from club and county Gaelic Football teams in Ireland and a selection drawn from Australia's AFL.
The 2nd and final game of this year's series is next Friday on the Gold Coast.
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