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From The42 18 Irish players ready to go as 2020 AFLW season set in stone following ugly dispute Flying The Flag

18 Irish players ready to go as 2020 AFLW season set in stone following ugly dispute

All has been resolved with fixtures in place for next year.

From The42 'I wouldn't be surprised if we see some of them staying and not going back for Gaelic football' Land Down Under

'I wouldn't be surprised if we see some of them staying and not going back for Gaelic football'

AFLW agent and CrossCoders co-founder Jason Hill outlines potential changes to the league – and the knock-on effect for the Irish involved.

From The42 'The situation has got real messy, real quick' - AFLW's future hangs in balance amid dispute Irish Eye

'The situation has got real messy, real quick' - AFLW's future hangs in balance amid dispute

Eighteen Irishwomen are currently on lists for the 2020 season.

From The42 'Dublin holds a special place in our heart, given the connection to Jimmy and the Stynes family' Irish Influence

'Dublin holds a special place in our heart, given the connection to Jimmy and the Stynes family'

Sinéad Goldrick and Niamh McEvoy become Melbourne’s first AFLW international rookies.

From The42 Top Cork, Galway and Meath stars set to travel to AFLW combine in Melbourne Land Down Under

Top Cork, Galway and Meath stars set to travel to AFLW combine in Melbourne

16 Irish players have been confirmed for the 2020 season thus far.

From The42 'Just a whirlwind' - Sealing AFLW deal in Oz to booking All-Ireland final spot in a week Around The World

'Just a whirlwind' - Sealing AFLW deal in Oz to booking All-Ireland final spot in a week

Fermanagh captain Joanne Doonan becomes the 15th Irish player confirmed for the 2020 season Down Under, after signing for Carlton Blues.

From The42 Mayo midfielder becomes latest player to make AFLW move in signing for North Melbourne Land Down Under

Mayo midfielder becomes latest player to make AFLW move in signing for North Melbourne

Aileen Gilroy will join Galway’s Mairead Seoighe next season.

From The42 'It's something I never thought could work out for me' - Donegal star Herron lands AFLW deal Lucky 13

'It's something I never thought could work out for me' - Donegal star Herron lands AFLW deal

Katy Herron has signed for Western Bulldogs, becoming the 13th Irish player confirmed for the 2020 season.

From The42 'I never imagined I'd get this opportunity. It's a pinch myself moment' Another One...

'I never imagined I'd get this opportunity. It's a pinch myself moment'

Galway star Mairead Seoighe has penned a deal with North Melbourne for the 2020 AFLW season.

From The42 Louth captain the latest set for AFLW as Fremantle prepare offers for Irish duo Double Swoop

Louth captain the latest set for AFLW as Fremantle prepare offers for Irish duo

The42 understands that Kate Flood is one of two Irish players heading to Freo.

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 Best of both worlds for now, but Mayo star Rowe understands growing fear of AFLW Land Down Under

Best of both worlds for now, but Mayo star Rowe understands growing fear of AFLW

Sarah Rowe has re-signed for Collingwood for 2020, but remains committed to the Green and Red after refusing a two-year contract.

From The42 'I'll get a proper taste' - Cavan star forward heading to Oz to chase AFLW contract Cross Coder

'I'll get a proper taste' - Cavan star forward heading to Oz to chase AFLW contract

Aishling Sheridan will spend four weeks playing for a VFLW team alongside Clare’s Ailish Considine.

From The42 'It's something as a child you dream of. To do that alongside my sister in Australia is class' Western Way

'It's something as a child you dream of. To do that alongside my sister in Australia is class'

From the west of Ireland to the West Coast Eagles, Mayo sisters Niamh and Grace Kelly on seizing the opportunity of a lifetime.

From The42 Mayo's Kelly sisters set for AFLW move as the latest Irish stars to cross codes Land Down Under

Mayo's Kelly sisters set for AFLW move as the latest Irish stars to cross codes

Niamh and Grace Kelly have agreed terms with the West Coast Eagles.

From The42 Liverpool great Fowler named head coach of A-League side Brisbane Roar Land Down Under

Liverpool great Fowler named head coach of A-League side Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar confirmed the appointment overnight.

From The42 Blow for Donegal as Curran's side plan for business end without AFLW star Bonner Land Down Under

Blow for Donegal as Curran's side plan for business end without AFLW star Bonner

The Glenfin forward starred for Greater Western Sydney (GWS) this year.

From The42 'That's when it dawned on me that this isn't just a hobby. People's lives depend on this' Wizard Of Oz

'That's when it dawned on me that this isn't just a hobby. People's lives depend on this'

Mayo and Collingwood star Sarah Rowe reflects on her entire AFLW experience as she readjusts to Gaelic football.

From The42 Clare's Considine makes Grand Final cut while Tipp star up for prestigious award AFLW

Clare's Considine makes Grand Final cut while Tipp star up for prestigious award

A successful season for the Irish Down Under concludes this weekend.

From The42 'My Mayo days are done,' says Staunton as decision to be made on AFLW future Cora This post contains videos

'My Mayo days are done,' says Staunton as decision to be made on AFLW future

The 37-year-old has shut the door on a return to inter-county action.

From The42 Mayo star Rowe nails difficult kick for first AFLW goal in stunning performance Irish Down Under This post contains videos

Mayo star Rowe nails difficult kick for first AFLW goal in stunning performance

Her Collingwood side fell short but there was no shortage of Irish pride at Ikon Park.

From The42 Hoey leads the way in Perth but early disappointment for Dunne and Moynihan Land Down Under

Hoey leads the way in Perth but early disappointment for Dunne and Moynihan

It’s been a mixed opening round in Australia.

From The42 Two on target as Bonner scoring on debut the highlight of big weekend for Irish in Oz Irish Eye This post contains videos

Two on target as Bonner scoring on debut the highlight of big weekend for Irish in Oz

The Donegal star kicked a goal, while Cora Staunton finished with two.

From The42 'Proud' team-mates watching on but 'can't wait' to welcome AFLW stars back to fold Crossing Codes

'Proud' team-mates watching on but 'can't wait' to welcome AFLW stars back to fold

Donegal’s Yvonne Bonner and Mayo’s Sarah Rowe will be big misses in their respective set-ups as the league kicks off.

From The42 Three Irish stars set for dream starts as new AFLW season kicks off this weekend Flying The Flag

Three Irish stars set for dream starts as new AFLW season kicks off this weekend

Donegal star forward Yvonne Bonner and Mayo duo Sarah Rowe and Cora Staunton all start.

From The42 'It was clear to see that they were very interested in the Irish players from the get-go' Land Down Under

'It was clear to see that they were very interested in the Irish players from the get-go'

Monaghan midfielder Muireann Atkinson was one of 11 Irish players on an AFLW trial in Melbourne late last year.

From The42 'Our pre-seasons were brutal. I’ve never gone through anything like it in my life' Land Down Under

'Our pre-seasons were brutal. I’ve never gone through anything like it in my life'

Derry legend Dermot McNicholl discusses his stint in the AFL, the Oak Leafers’ All-Ireland victory 25 years ago and the rise in GAA stars heading Down Under.

From The42 Decision on under-fire Cheika's Wallabies future to be finalised 'ahead of Christmas' D-day Looms

Decision on under-fire Cheika's Wallabies future to be finalised 'ahead of Christmas'

Rugby Australia chairman Cameron Clyne said the board will conduct a review and make a decision in the next two weeks

From The42 Tipperary star becomes latest Irish player to join AFLW by signing with Western Bulldogs Drafted Down Under

Tipperary star becomes latest Irish player to join AFLW by signing with Western Bulldogs

Aisling McCarthy has been picked up in the 2018 Draft in Melbourne.

From The42 Clare dual star signs pro deal with AFLW side Adelaide Crows Land Down Under

Clare dual star signs pro deal with AFLW side Adelaide Crows

‘As soon as I realised, I couldn’t believe it,’ Ailish Considine said.

From The42 'This opportunity is mad. It'll be a great experience, a once-in-a-lifetime thing' Cross Coders

'This opportunity is mad. It'll be a great experience, a once-in-a-lifetime thing'

Tipperary star Aisling McCarthy is one of 11 Irish footballers taking part in an exciting AFLW rookie trial this week.

From The42 Tadhg Kennelly gives the Ireland rugby squad a tour of life at the Sydney Swans Land Down Under This post contains videos

Tadhg Kennelly gives the Ireland rugby squad a tour of life at the Sydney Swans

Rob Kearney was eager to test out his AFL kicking skills.

From The42 The Rugby Show: Reaction from Brisbane after Ireland buckle against Australia Land Down Under This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Reaction from Brisbane after Ireland buckle against Australia

Murray Kinsella joined us from Brisbane to look back at Ireland’s defeat to Australia this morning.

From The42 Cora Staunton caps impressive few months in Oz with Giants' Goal of the Year Cora The Explorer This post contains videos

Cora Staunton caps impressive few months in Oz with Giants' Goal of the Year

Her effort against the Western Bulldogs earned her the accolade.

From The42 'Fish in water' Staunton writes history but loses out in battle of the Irish Down Under Flying The Flag This post contains videos

'Fish in water' Staunton writes history but loses out in battle of the Irish Down Under

Laura Corrigan Duryea’s Melbourne FC snatched the win at the death.

From The42 Defending champion Federer maintains flawless record to reach quarter-final Land Down Under

Defending champion Federer maintains flawless record to reach quarter-final

Swiss star Roger Federer eased past Marton Fucsovics in the Australian Open fourth round.

From The42 'The club wants to go places and I'm in the same boat' - The AFL's latest Irish import Done Deal

'The club wants to go places and I'm in the same boat' - The AFL's latest Irish import

Galway’s Cillian McDaid has signed for Melbourne side Carlton.

From The42 Ireland squad start countdown in Melbourne to Sunday's first game in Adelaide Land Down Under This post contains images

Ireland squad start countdown in Melbourne to Sunday's first game in Adelaide

Joe Kernan and his squad are getting set to face Australia.

From The42 AFL side reportedly showing 'genuine interest' in Galway U21 star Land Down Under

AFL side reportedly showing 'genuine interest' in Galway U21 star

Cillian McDaid has impressed Melbourne club Carlton.

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