In an unprecedented result in 10 years of youth championships, Australia and Ireland have fought out a second draw in four days.
The second Test in the Under-17 International Rules series played at AAMI Stadium in Adelaide was tied at 35 points each.
It was a super advertisement for International Rules football with outstanding tackling, dodging and courage, and neither side willing to give an inch. Defender David Myers and midfielders Bryce Gibbs and Cyril Rioli entertained the crowd with their skill.
Australia had a seven-point break with three minutes to go but a behind and a six-point goal from Ireland’s Paddy Andrews leveled the match. In the frantic last minutes neither side could break the deadlock.
The third and final Test will be played on Wednesday, April 19 at Fremantle Oval, Perth.
Final scores: Australia 1.6.11 (35) drew with Ireland 3.4.5 (35).
Australia – Rioli (9 points), Nornington (8), Sellar (5), McIntyre (3), Gibbs (3), Hawkins (3), Masten (2), Bird (1), Bellchambers (1).
Ireland – Andrews (14), Cullivan (6), Watters (6), P. Brady (3), O'Rourke (3) McGoldrick (1), Mulhall (1), Shortall (1).