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'Everybody asked me, why wouldn't you go to Australia? I think today answers that'
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# Cathal McShane

'Everybody asked me, why wouldn't you go to Australia? I think today answers that'

Mon 12:00 PM 33,534 Views 9 Comments

After turning down an AFL offer, Cathal McShane got to savour All-Ireland glory with Tyrone.

Man at work: Nicholas Walsh on making his mark in Australia
# Down Under
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# Down Under

Man at work: Nicholas Walsh on making his mark in Australia

Sun 8:30 AM 5,820 Views 1 Comment

The former Cavan footballer was last week appointed St Kilda’s high-performance manager, the latest staging post on an impressive journey.

‘He followed his heart’ – McKenna’s dream on the verge of fruition
# Half The World Away
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# Half The World Away

‘He followed his heart’ – McKenna’s dream on the verge of fruition

Sep 11th 2021, 2:46 PM 4,599 Views 0 Comments

The Red Hands’ Conor McKenna made a name for himself and an impact in Aussie Rules, writes Maurice Brosnan.

Disappointment for Irish as Geelong fall to Melbourne in AFL preliminary final
# End Of The Road
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# End Of The Road

Disappointment for Irish as Geelong fall to Melbourne in AFL preliminary final

Sep 10th 2021, 7:04 PM 4,504 Views 1 Comment

Zach Tuohy, Mark O’Connor and Stefan Okunbar’s Cats were left licking their wounds after a heavy defeat.

AFL and Mayo GAA star returns to Shelbourne
# Ready To Go
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# Ready To Go

AFL and Mayo GAA star returns to Shelbourne

Sep 5th 2021, 1:25 PM 10,302 Views 2 Comments

Sarah Rowe last played for the Women’s National League club in 2016.

Former Cavan footballer appointed high-performance manager of AFL outfit St Kilda
# Irish Down Under
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# Irish Down Under

Former Cavan footballer appointed high-performance manager of AFL outfit St Kilda

Sep 3rd 2021, 9:01 AM 12,055 Views 3 Comments

Nicholas Walsh will take up the position ahead of the 2022 season.

Meath footballer signs new rookie deal with AFL side Essendon
# On The Dotted Line
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# On The Dotted Line

Meath footballer signs new rookie deal with AFL side Essendon

Sep 2nd 2021, 9:33 PM 6,189 Views 0 Comments

Cian McBride will remain with the club until at least the end of 2022.

Mark O'Connor a big concern for Geelong while Swans and Essendon eliminated
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# AFL

Mark O'Connor a big concern for Geelong while Swans and Essendon eliminated

Aug 29th 2021, 9:28 AM 6,535 Views 0 Comments

The first week of the AFL finals is at an end as six teams remain in the hunt for the 2021 Premiership.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# On The Box
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# On The Box

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

Updated Aug 27th 2021, 12:04 PM 27,757 Views 3 Comments

Here’s all the information you need to plan your weekend.

AFL finalists confirmed as regular season draws to a close
# AFL
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# AFL

AFL finalists confirmed as regular season draws to a close

Aug 22nd 2021, 9:05 AM 8,395 Views 3 Comments

Several Irish players are in with a chance of claiming the 2021 Premiership.

A bit of luck and lots of hard work: how to build a life on the other side of the world
# Belfast Boy
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# Belfast Boy

A bit of luck and lots of hard work: how to build a life on the other side of the world

Aug 15th 2021, 7:56 AM 19,222 Views 1 Comment

Stuart Magee left Belfast as a boy with his family in the 1950s to start a journey that would see him amass over 200 AFL appearances.

Mark Keane 'given approval to return to Ireland' before end of AFL season
# Oz
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# Oz

Mark Keane 'given approval to return to Ireland' before end of AFL season

Aug 13th 2021, 10:36 AM 9,328 Views 10 Comments

Collingwood have allowed the 21-year-old to return home early.

Former Derry star Callum Brown marks AFL debut with two goals
# Off The Mark
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# Off The Mark

Former Derry star Callum Brown marks AFL debut with two goals

Aug 6th 2021, 5:33 PM 5,727 Views 1 Comment

Brown scored two goals against Geelong in a shock 19-point win for the GWS Giants.

Watch: Magical moment as son-of-Derry-legend Tohill is awarded AFL debut for Collingwood
# Actual Scenes
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# Actual Scenes

Watch: Magical moment as son-of-Derry-legend Tohill is awarded AFL debut for Collingwood

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 5:03 PM 26,470 Views 9 Comments

Anton Tohill fought tears as he was called up by Magpies coach Robert Harvey, who later recalled playing against Tohill’s legendary father in Croke Park.

What the AFL's pursuit of Cathal McShane says about the Irish who'll make it Down Under
# Men At Work
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# Men At Work

What the AFL's pursuit of Cathal McShane says about the Irish who'll make it Down Under

Jul 10th 2021, 6:00 AM 12,284 Views 1 Comment

Cathal McShane’s Tyrone begin their championship today. In a different life, he was an Irish export prototype in Oz.

Wexford GAA roots, an All-Ireland winning father and Aussie Rules life in Sydney
# Barry O'connor
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# Barry O'connor

Wexford GAA roots, an All-Ireland winning father and Aussie Rules life in Sydney

Jul 3rd 2021, 10:00 AM 26,407 Views 1 Comment

Hailing from a strong Wexford GAA family, Barry O’Connor is pursuing a different sporting dream in Sydney.

Indigenous AFL great Goodes declines hall of fame invite
# Hof
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# Hof

Indigenous AFL great Goodes declines hall of fame invite

Jun 8th 2021, 8:18 AM 11,775 Views 6 Comments

The Aussie Rules icon was booed by fans in the final years of his career.

Former Dublin underage star scores brilliant first goal in AFL
# One To Watch
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# One To Watch

Former Dublin underage star scores brilliant first goal in AFL

May 21st 2021, 4:09 PM 9,747 Views 1 Comment

James Madden’s goal arrived in the third quarter of the Brisbane Lions’ 102-74 win over Richmond.

Dublin's Madden makes winning debut for Brisbane while Tipp's O'Riordan triumphs with Sydney
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# AFL

Dublin's Madden makes winning debut for Brisbane while Tipp's O'Riordan triumphs with Sydney

May 1st 2021, 2:06 PM 8,520 Views 5 Comments

It was a busy day for Irish players in the AFL.

AFL match attracts 'world record' pandemic crowd of over 78,000
# Melbourne
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# Melbourne

AFL match attracts 'world record' pandemic crowd of over 78,000

Apr 25th 2021, 11:04 AM 31,802 Views 30 Comments

Australia and New Zealand have hosted some of the largest sporting attendances since Covid-19 hit.

Brilliant Zach Tuohy goal helps Geelong return to victory in AFL
# Leading The Way
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# Leading The Way

Brilliant Zach Tuohy goal helps Geelong return to victory in AFL

Apr 18th 2021, 12:14 PM 7,131 Views 0 Comments

The Laois man helped last year’s Grand Finalists win out 77-47.

Keane facing one-match ban in AFL while O'Connor out injured and Nash set for start
# Men At Work
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# Men At Work

Keane facing one-match ban in AFL while O'Connor out injured and Nash set for start

Apr 17th 2021, 2:42 PM 5,244 Views 0 Comments

Contrasting fortunes for the Irish players in the AFL this weekend.

Mark Keane set to make second Collingwood appearance after recovering from injury
# Return
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# Return

Mark Keane set to make second Collingwood appearance after recovering from injury

Apr 15th 2021, 10:56 AM 4,191 Views 2 Comments

The Cork native will start at half-back against West Coast tomorrow.

Tuohy and O'Connor star as Geelong enjoy late win over Brisbane in fiery clash
# AFL
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# AFL

Tuohy and O'Connor star as Geelong enjoy late win over Brisbane in fiery clash

Mar 26th 2021, 12:35 PM 5,954 Views 1 Comment

The Cats prevailed in round 2 AFL action from Melbourne.

Tuohy returns from injury for 2020 Grand Finalists Geelong as new season continues
# Team News
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# Team News

Tuohy returns from injury for 2020 Grand Finalists Geelong as new season continues

Mar 25th 2021, 9:21 AM 3,479 Views 1 Comment

The Laois native missed his side’s opening round defeat to Adelaide last weekend.

How the Stynes brothers changed the game for the Irish in Australia
# Men At Work
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# Men At Work

How the Stynes brothers changed the game for the Irish in Australia

Mar 19th 2021, 9:11 AM 19,661 Views 4 Comments

The Dubliners made a huge impact on tactics and culture in the AFL and helped pave the way for generations of Irish hopefuls Down Under.

9 AFL clubs featuring Irish players to keep an eye out for in 2021
# Irish Eyes
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# Irish Eyes

9 AFL clubs featuring Irish players to keep an eye out for in 2021

Mar 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 8,026 Views 0 Comments

Another new campaign swings around and there’s plenty Irish interest.

Cork's Keane out 'for extended period' from AFL action after surgery on finger injury
# Treatment Table
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# Treatment Table

Cork's Keane out 'for extended period' from AFL action after surgery on finger injury

Jan 27th 2021, 10:36 AM 3,344 Views 0 Comments

Keane suffered the injury in training for Collingwood.

AFL star would have been available to play if Kerry had reached Munster final
# Making His Mark
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# Making His Mark

AFL star would have been available to play if Kerry had reached Munster final

Dec 15th 2020, 8:17 AM 9,476 Views 5 Comments

Geelong’s Mark O’Connor had received permission to play but was in quarantine when Kerry lost to Cork.

Son of Derry legend Anthony Tohill signs new AFL contract with Collingwood
# Extending His Stay
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# Extending His Stay

Son of Derry legend Anthony Tohill signs new AFL contract with Collingwood

Dec 8th 2020, 10:53 AM 7,987 Views 0 Comments

20-year-old Anton moved to the Melbourne club in October 2018.

AFL player Keane on bench and Cork make 3 changes to starting side for Munster final
# Teamsheet
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# Teamsheet

AFL player Keane on bench and Cork make 3 changes to starting side for Munster final

Nov 21st 2020, 7:49 PM 14,496 Views 0 Comments

The Rebels meet the Premier tomorrow in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

205 and counting as Tuohy extends Geelong contract
# AFL
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# AFL

205 and counting as Tuohy extends Geelong contract

Nov 17th 2020, 11:52 AM 5,871 Views 0 Comments

The 30-year-old this year joined Jim Stynes as the Irishmen in the AFL’s 200 club.

'The minute he was back he wanted to play' - From Australia to Cork's goalscoring hero against Kerry
# Mark Keane
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# Mark Keane

'The minute he was back he wanted to play' - From Australia to Cork's goalscoring hero against Kerry

Nov 8th 2020, 8:02 PM 51,573 Views 24 Comments

Cork boss Ronan McCarthy on the role of goalscoring hero Mark Keane.

AFL stalwart Ablett played on with broken shoulder in Grand Final
# Hard Shoulder
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# Hard Shoulder

AFL stalwart Ablett played on with broken shoulder in Grand Final

Oct 27th 2020, 11:50 AM 7,691 Views 0 Comments

The final was to be the 36-year-old’s final game before retirement and he played on despite the early blow.

'To leave at a young age to go to the opposite side of the world and succeed, it takes a special person'
# AFL Stars
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# AFL Stars

'To leave at a young age to go to the opposite side of the world and succeed, it takes a special person'

Oct 22nd 2020, 6:39 PM 11,489 Views 0 Comments

Former coaches on the rise of the two Irish stars chasing Australian Rules glory on Saturday.

'It's definitely always been in my head' - from Kerry roots to chasing glory in AFL Grand Final
# Mark O'Connor
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# Mark O'Connor

'It's definitely always been in my head' - from Kerry roots to chasing glory in AFL Grand Final

Oct 20th 2020, 4:59 PM 32,247 Views 2 Comments

Mark O’Connor on the Irish interest in next Saturday’s AFL Grand Final with his club Geelong after a strange and dramatic season.

Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy celebrate as they reach AFL Grand Final with Geelong
# Aussie Rules
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# Aussie Rules

Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy celebrate as they reach AFL Grand Final with Geelong

Oct 17th 2020, 12:14 PM 10,428 Views 5 Comments

Geelong defeated Brisbane Lions in the second AFL preliminary final today.

Tuohy and O'Connor help to keep Geelong in contention for AFL glory
# Playing Their Part
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# Playing Their Part

Tuohy and O'Connor help to keep Geelong in contention for AFL glory

Oct 10th 2020, 1:45 PM 7,954 Views 2 Comments

After today’s win over Collingwood, a Grand Final place will be at stake in next week’s Brisbane Lions clash.

11-time Cork All-Ireland winner set for Aussie Rules career with move to Sydney
# Bríd Stack
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# Bríd Stack

11-time Cork All-Ireland winner set for Aussie Rules career with move to Sydney

Oct 7th 2020, 9:14 AM 10,984 Views 3 Comments

Brid Stack is making the move for the 2021 season.

Tuohy grabs goal but Geelong fall in AFL finals opener
# Aussie Rules
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# Aussie Rules

Tuohy grabs goal but Geelong fall in AFL finals opener

Oct 1st 2020, 2:55 PM 3,944 Views 0 Comments

Port Adelaide ran out 58-42 winners against Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor’s side.

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