Friday, January 21, 2011

Dog invades Australian International rules football pitch

For a considerable amount of time.

YouTube link.


xco said...

Aparantly, it's International rules football, not Australian rules football

I found out the hard way too :)

arbroath said...

Heh heh, thanks for pointing that out!

Anonymous said...

Ha ha! Little dog looks like he's having the time of his life. Fans seemed to love it too. Maybe they should always add a dog to the pitch. Might help ticket sales.

SteveC said...

I believe the history is, Gaelic football originated in Ireland. It made its way to Australia where certain changes were made (ball shape, shape of the pitch etc) and it's called Aussie Rules. Maybe thats what their version of the sport is called here in Ireland, I don't know for sure.

Ireland and Australia meet periodically to play each other in a mixture of the two similar sports and give it the name 'International Rules'. It is sometimes called 'Compromise Rules'.
For years it seemed to be a free for all where the rules seemed to go out the window and punch ups and dangerous tackles were the norm.
After one particularly brutal match Ireland opted out of the next years games. I think they're back to playing each other with a bit more discipline.

I saw this match on telly as it happened. It was brilliant. everyone was rooting for the dog.

arbroath said...

Hi Fred, did you know you could insert your name by clicking the circle by Name/URL. You don't have to sign in or anything.

Cheers for the info Steve!

I kind of knew this wasn't Australian rules football, but had never of International rules before, or indeed Compromise rules.

Is your latest book out now?

And how many have you had published before?

SteveC said...

I only have the one out now. Its been out about 2 years. I've started another but then started doing some small one-off roles on telly then some art commissions (advertising mostly) and haven't written for a while now. I must get back to the keyboard!
(I blame your site, I can't seen to stay away!)

Thanks for the website plug!

arbroath said...

Blimey, you kept this all quiet!

You previously described yourself as architectural illustrator, but this is something else!

Where can your book be obtained, Steve?

SteveC said...

haha. Its sounds more impressive than it is. The telly roles started out as extra work. They progressed to extra work as a historical figure and eventually to having a few lines. My last one was as the KIng of Leinster in a Brian Boru documentary to be shown around Easter here in Ireland. I play the heroes arch enemy. Interesting work and its fun to see myself on telly!

It wasn't architectural but archaeological illustration that I do. That has gotten very quiet which is why I started to dabble with the television work.

The book can be found at:
Its geared toward 8-12 year olds and is a story about a young handicapped girl that is teased and suffers from low self esteem. A giant pirate and talking parrot materialize and through advice help her gain confidence.
The trick with the book is it was written in english but translated into gaelige (Irish language) by the publisher as all their titles are printed in Irish. The reader would need to be fluent in the Irish language to read it. My publisher has advertised it to other publishers for translation into other languages though. Hopefully one take them up on it and publish it in english.

arbroath said...

How fascinating!

Do you still have your US accent?

SteveC said...

I'm sure its a bit of a mixture at this point. I remember once when going over my lines for a dialog with a australian (who was portraying an irishman) he asked me to read his lines so he could hear the correct accent.
I said I could but I was american and the director heard and said "You're american???"

arbroath said...

Heh heh!