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From The42 'He’s gone to another level': Colin O'Riordan rewarded with new contract at Sydney Swans Swan Song

'He’s gone to another level': Colin O'Riordan rewarded with new contract at Sydney Swans

Former Tipperary dual star has impressed since making his senior Swans debut.

From The42 Westmeath's Connellan calls time on Aussie Rules career and returns home to Ireland AFL

Westmeath's Connellan calls time on Aussie Rules career and returns home to Ireland

The 24-year-old comes back home to focus on his studies and spend time with his family.

From The42 Derry's Conor Glass scores first ever AFL goal for Hawthorn Glassy Finish This post contains videos

Derry's Conor Glass scores first ever AFL goal for Hawthorn

Tyrone man Conor McKenna pulled off a dummy solo for Essendon in the same game.

From The42 'He’ll be a tremendous asset' - Sydney Swans confirm signing of Wexford footballer Making The Move

'He’ll be a tremendous asset' - Sydney Swans confirm signing of Wexford footballer

Barry O’Connor will join Tipperary’s Colin O’Riordan at the club.

From The42 New contract for Kerry native as he signs up with AFL club Geelong until end of 2022 season Pen To Paper

New contract for Kerry native as he signs up with AFL club Geelong until end of 2022 season

Mark O’Connor has made a bright start to the 2019 season with Geelong.

From The42 'I made my choice and I try not to let the what ifs creep in' - from Kerry roots to shining with Geelong Life Down Under

'I made my choice and I try not to let the what ifs creep in' - from Kerry roots to shining with Geelong

Mark O’Connor’s AFL career is taking flight with a superb start to the 2019 season with Geelong.

From The42 Tipperary's O'Riordan recalled by Sydney Swans while Hanley and Tuohy return to starting sides in AFL Land Down Under

Tipperary's O'Riordan recalled by Sydney Swans while Hanley and Tuohy return to starting sides in AFL

Irish players are back in the frame for this weekend’s AFL games.

From The42 Laois native set for first taste of AFL action in 2019 after absence with knee injury Zach In Action

Laois native set for first taste of AFL action in 2019 after absence with knee injury

Zach Tuohy will make his comeback for Geelong on Sunday.

From The42 Family, friends and GAA stars salute Mayo native set for landmark 150th AFL appearance on Sunday Pearce Hanley

Family, friends and GAA stars salute Mayo native set for landmark 150th AFL appearance on Sunday

Pearce Hanley will become the fifth Irish player to hit the 150 mark.

From The42 All-Star casts, Remembering Grandstand and more Tweets of the Week Tweet Elite

All-Star casts, Remembering Grandstand and more Tweets of the Week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

From The42 'He's built for it' - Wexford star on his cousin's AFL trial with Sydney Swans Down Under

'He's built for it' - Wexford star on his cousin's AFL trial with Sydney Swans

Barry O’Connor is one of five young GAA players set for trials in Australia this month.

From The42 Kerry's Mark O'Connor kicks first AFL goal as Geelong take control over Melbourne AFL
From The42 Kerry's O'Connor helps Geelong make winning start to 2019 AFL season against last year's finalists Making His Mark

Kerry's O'Connor helps Geelong make winning start to 2019 AFL season against last year's finalists

Geelong defeated Collingwood earlier this morning at the MCG.

From The42 5 Irish players earn starting berths for AFL openers this weekend Irish Abroad

5 Irish players earn starting berths for AFL openers this weekend

Kilkenny’s Darragh Joyce and Pearce Hanley of Mayo will be in opposition

From The42 'It's a pretty dark experience to have to go through when you're so far away from home' Life Down Under

'It's a pretty dark experience to have to go through when you're so far away from home'

After being released by St Kilda, a new Australian Rules adventure begins for Westmeath native Ray Connellan.

From The42 'He definitely has a good few years to offer Kerry yet' - Walsh's return to the Kingdom cause Wizard Of Oz

'He definitely has a good few years to offer Kerry yet' - Walsh's return to the Kingdom cause

Kieran Donaghy has backed his former attacking partner and AFL player Tommy Walsh to shine in 2019.

From The42 Ciaran Byrne: 'The pain was crazy. I looked at my foot and it was facing the opposite way.' Back From Oz

Ciaran Byrne: 'The pain was crazy. I looked at my foot and it was facing the opposite way.'

After a year where he ended his AFL career and suffered a serious injury, Louth’s Ciaran Byrne is looking forward to 2019.

From The42 4 GAA players to head to Australia in April after last weekend's AFL combine in Dublin Men At Work

4 GAA players to head to Australia in April after last weekend's AFL combine in Dublin

20 Irish players attended last weekend’s AFL Combine in Belfield.

From The42 Collingwood's new Irish recruit unsure if AFL sides should compensate GAA clubs Irish Experiment

Collingwood's new Irish recruit unsure if AFL sides should compensate GAA clubs

Derry’s Anton Tohill has recently signed for AFL giants Collingwood.

From The42 'I wouldn't be thinking of going down that road' - Kernan on GAA clubs getting compo for AFL signings Joe Kernan

'I wouldn't be thinking of going down that road' - Kernan on GAA clubs getting compo for AFL signings

A group of young Gaelic footballers have made the move to Australia in recent weeks.

From The42 Promising Sligo forward becomes the AFL's latest Irish recruit Red Alert

Promising Sligo forward becomes the AFL's latest Irish recruit

Red Óg Murphy has been snapped up by North Melbourne after impressing during a trial in August.

From The42 Sligo forward could become 14th Irish player with an AFL club as North Melbourne set to offer deal A Land Down Under

Sligo forward could become 14th Irish player with an AFL club as North Melbourne set to offer deal

Red Óg Murphy is the latest young Gaelic footballer to be targeted.

From The42 Another young Kerry footballer is set to switch to Aussie Rules with Geelong poised to make signing On The Move

Another young Kerry footballer is set to switch to Aussie Rules with Geelong poised to make signing

Stefan Okunbor is poised to join the AFL club.

From The42 AFL club state they cannot permit Kerry's O'Connor to play club GAA games as 'it's a breach to his contract' Watching On

AFL club state they cannot permit Kerry's O'Connor to play club GAA games as 'it's a breach to his contract'

Geelong’s Mark O’Connor featured for his club Dingle in a game last month.

From The42 West Coast Eagles snatch AFL Grand Final glory after epic battle with Collingwood Comeback Kings This post contains videos

West Coast Eagles snatch AFL Grand Final glory after epic battle with Collingwood

Dom Sheed held his nerve to find a late, late winner at the MCG.

From The42 4 games into his AFL career, Meath's Nash named to start in do-or-die clash against Melbourne Aussie Rules

4 games into his AFL career, Meath's Nash named to start in do-or-die clash against Melbourne

The Simonstown Gaels clubman has been an ever-present with the Hawks since making his debut last month.

From The42 Disappointment for Laois and Kerry pair as they exit 2018 AFL finals after Geelong suffer defeat Lads Down Under

Disappointment for Laois and Kerry pair as they exit 2018 AFL finals after Geelong suffer defeat

Mark O’Connor and Zach Tuohy were both in action today at the MCG.

From The42 Meath's Nash loses out with Hawthorn, Laois and Kerry duo in action tomorrow as AFL finals begins Aussie Action

Meath's Nash loses out with Hawthorn, Laois and Kerry duo in action tomorrow as AFL finals begins

Conor Nash, Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor are all hoping for a happy end to their season.

From The42 AFC season preview: Despite their flaws, Patriots still the team to beat The Pats

AFC season preview: Despite their flaws, Patriots still the team to beat

Can anyone end New England’s dominance? Steve O’Rourke takes a closer look at the AFC.

From The42 Westmeath's Connellan's time with AFL club St Kilda comes to an end Moving On

Westmeath's Connellan's time with AFL club St Kilda comes to an end

The Athlone native has not been offered a new contract.

From The42 Dublin youngster signs for Brisbane Lions in latest move by Irish player to AFL Life Down Under

Dublin youngster signs for Brisbane Lions in latest move by Irish player to AFL

Ballyboden St-Enda’s player James Madden has made the switch.

From The42 'I'm spent' - Conor Nash earns praise on winning AFL debut for Hawks Man At Work

'I'm spent' - Conor Nash earns praise on winning AFL debut for Hawks

And there was an Irish contingent on the Geelong side too.

From The42 Good news for Irish duo in Oz as Nash and O'Connor elevated for same AFL game Head To Head

Good news for Irish duo in Oz as Nash and O'Connor elevated for same AFL game

Meath’s Conor Nash is set for his AFL debut while Kerry’s Mark O’Connor has also been promoted as Hawthorn and Geelong face off.

From The42 Flying parents in, showing rugby stars around, making AFL debuts - Irish duo's Aussie Rules progress Shining Down Under

Flying parents in, showing rugby stars around, making AFL debuts - Irish duo's Aussie Rules progress

Kilkenny’s Darragh Joyce and and Tipperary’s Colin O’Riordan have both hit a milestone in recent weeks.

From The42 Former Tipperary footballer impresses on Aussie Rules debut Potential This post contains videos

Former Tipperary footballer impresses on Aussie Rules debut

Colin O’Riordan has received praise after making his first AFL appearance earlier today.

From The42 Tipperary's O'Riordan set to make AFL debut on Sunday for Sydney Swans Breaking Through

Tipperary's O'Riordan set to make AFL debut on Sunday for Sydney Swans

O’Riordan first joined the Sydney Swans in October 2015.

From The42 Kilkenny All-Ireland winning captain Joyce could play first AFL game for St Kilda on Sunday Debut For Darragh

Kilkenny All-Ireland winning captain Joyce could play first AFL game for St Kilda on Sunday

Darragh Joyce joined the Melbourne-based club in October 2016.

From The42 'AFL has such big resources that they are identifying players from the age of 12' Competition

'AFL has such big resources that they are identifying players from the age of 12'

Rebels coaches Shaun Berne and Eoin Toolan outline the challenges rugby faces in Melbourne.

From The42 Dublin could be about to lose talented youngster to AFL as Brisbane offer pro contract Offer On The Table

Dublin could be about to lose talented youngster to AFL as Brisbane offer pro contract

U20 star James Madden will follow in the footsteps of fellow Ballyboden native Jim Stynes if he signs a deal.

From The42 'My role is certainly not in terms of the scouting side of it. I suppose that is a bit of a dirty term in the GAA.' Men At Work

'My role is certainly not in terms of the scouting side of it. I suppose that is a bit of a dirty term in the GAA.'

Former Down and Collingwood player Marty Clarke on how he is helping GAA players that have been targeted by Aussie Rules clubs.

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