What looked to be a comfortable win for Ireland at half-time suddenly turned into a very tense affair at Croke Park following an Australian rally in the 3rd and 4th quarters.
Ireland's switch to a defensive mindset saw the Aussies ramp up the pressure late on, but Ireland eventually held on for a 56-52 win.
As always, the game was a physical encounter, and the snappers at SportsFile captured the physicality for us to enjoy:
Bernard Brogan clatters into Aussie keeper Dustin Fletcher:
Patrick McBrearty was acquainted with the goalpost:
And Aiden O'Shea took a WWE style spill:
Peter Harte ripped his opponent's arm clean off!
A great game, a great occaison, it's just a shame we won't have another one next week.
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