2014 Kilkenny All-Ireland winning minor hurling captain Darragh Joyce's AFL debut ended in a two-point win for St Kilda today.
It was a day to remember for the Rower-Inistioge clubman as he and his team-mates edged out Melbourne by 119 to 117 at the MCG.
Joyce joined St. Kilda along with Westmeath's Ray Connellan in 2016 after first coming to their attention in the colours of Good Counsel, New Ross and then at an AFL Draft Combine held by Kerry's Tadhg Kennelly.
Luck of the Irish pic.twitter.com/YZFWlR4DjY- St Kilda FC (@stkildafc) July 1, 2018
And the 21-year-old's older brother, four-time All-Ireland senior winner Kieran also had reason to celebrate this weekend…
What a weekend for the Family with our new addition and now a fantastic win for @stkildafc and brilliant debut for the @JoyceD97 super proud. The fantastic thing about being Irish is loads of family and friends in Melbourne keeping us up to date. Enjoy the celebrations. pic.twitter.com/G2oUfNRsw5- Kieran Joyce (@joycek87) July 1, 2018