DOB: 10 December 1941
From: Box Hill High School
Early in 1963 Ireland transferred to Port Melbourne to play under captain/coach and former Demon Laurie Mithen as due to university study and work he was rarely able to attend training on a regular basis and the VFA's schedule suited him better.
Ireland coached Box Hill to their first VFA Grand Final in 1970, the Croydon to the Eastern Football League flag in 1971 and Kilsyth to the EFL premiership in 1975. Played a further season for Box Hill in 1973.
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