Preview : The Hanoi IR Canister


On Sunday 16 November in My Dinh, join Hanoi’s Irish and Australian communities and their friends for this historic first ever game of International Rules football in Hanoi  between the Viet Celts Gaelic Football Club and the Vietnam Swans Australian Rules Club, proudly supported by Hanoi’s newest sports and food bar, The Republic.

The Viet Celts Ladies will also join in the festivities with an inter-club Gaelic game.

Six days later, all will then gather at The Republic at 4.45pm on Saturday 22nd November to watch the big Australia vs Ireland international live from Perth. ‘Like’ the new The Republic facebook page for more details:

Bus will leave from a nominated destination in Tay Ho at 1pm on Sunday 16 November. To reserve a seat or express interest in playing in either the ladies or mens’ game, contact

All welcome!

1pm – Bus departs Tay Ho for My Dinh
2pm – Ladies VC Blue vs Red
2.50 – Kids kick (all kids bring a ball!)
3.10 – Viet Celts v Vietnam Swans

The Canister and the Field

The Hanoi IR Canister” itself sits forlornly on a balcony in My Dinh overlooking the fields where it will be awarded this coming Sunday.

The map for the playing fields at the link below might help.

Hoa Phat Training fields

Here are the rules that the efficient official will be officiating to.

Grant Keys


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