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

Apr 17th 2021, 2:42 PM 5,227 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,361 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Dec 15th 2020, 8:17 AM 9,468 Views 5 Comments

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

Disappointment for Geelong's Irish duo as Richmond win third AFL Premiership in four years
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Disappointment for Geelong's Irish duo as Richmond win third AFL Premiership in four years

Oct 24th 2020, 12:36 PM 10,322 Views 10 Comments

Richmond were impressive winners over Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor’s Cats in an absorbing contest.

The Irishmen who will appear on Australia's biggest sporting stage
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The Irishmen who will appear on Australia's biggest sporting stage

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 12:00 PM 40,650 Views 8 Comments

Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor never played Australian Rules football until their late teens but tomorrow they will become just the fourth and fifth Irishmen to play in the Grand Final.

'To leave at a young age to go to the opposite side of the world and succeed, it takes a special person'
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'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 11,480 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
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'It's definitely always been in my head' - from Kerry roots to chasing glory in AFL Grand Final

Oct 20th 2020, 4:59 PM 32,227 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
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Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy celebrate as they reach AFL Grand Final with Geelong

Oct 17th 2020, 12:14 PM 10,421 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
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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.

Tuohy and O'Connor are the key Irish figures as 2020 AFL finals begin tomorrow
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Tuohy and O'Connor are the key Irish figures as 2020 AFL finals begin tomorrow

Sep 30th 2020, 5:40 PM 6,815 Views 2 Comments

The Laois and Kerry duo will be in action for Geelong against Port Adelaide in the first qualifying final.

O'Connor and Tuohy shine as Geelong roar back from 36 points down
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O'Connor and Tuohy shine as Geelong roar back from 36 points down

Aug 28th 2020, 2:52 PM 7,717 Views 4 Comments

The win kept the Cats at the top of the standings and in fine form for another tilt at the title.

Tuohy celebrates AFL appearance milestone with big win for Geelong over league leaders
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Tuohy celebrates AFL appearance milestone with big win for Geelong over league leaders

Aug 14th 2020, 7:38 PM 9,186 Views 4 Comments

Tuohy and Irish team-mate Mark O’Connor were part of a success that saw Geelong have 60 points to spare over Port Adelaide.

Good result for Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy as Geelong jump to third in AFL
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Good result for Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy as Geelong jump to third in AFL

Aug 10th 2020, 2:07 PM 5,671 Views 3 Comments

The Kerry and Laois natives featured in Geelong’s 59-point win over St Kilda.

O'Connor and Tuohy enjoy 61-point victory with Geelong as AFL action resumes
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O'Connor and Tuohy enjoy 61-point victory with Geelong as AFL action resumes

Jun 12th 2020, 3:44 PM 5,145 Views 0 Comments

The Kerry and Laois players saw their team cruise past Hawthorn in today’s Round 2 clash.

Aussie Rules teams take a knee as virus-hit season resumes with Irish players set to feature this weekend
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Aussie Rules teams take a knee as virus-hit season resumes with Irish players set to feature this weekend

Updated Jun 11th 2020, 3:50 PM 4,264 Views 4 Comments

Richmond and Collingwood played out a 36-36 draw this morning at the MCG.

AFL chief insists all 18 clubs will survive as Covid-19 causes financial crisis
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# Looking Ahead

AFL chief insists all 18 clubs will survive as Covid-19 causes financial crisis

Mar 31st 2020, 11:59 AM 2,528 Views 0 Comments

Several Irish players have been impacted by the massive pay cuts.

Kerry's Mark O'Connor: 'It's still a bit of a shock to the system but it was always going to happen'
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# Aussie Rules

Kerry's Mark O'Connor: 'It's still a bit of a shock to the system but it was always going to happen'

Mar 24th 2020, 3:25 PM 6,970 Views 0 Comments

Kerry’s Mark O’Connor on the AFL season being shut down after Saturday’s game with Geelong.

'Most serious threat in 100 years' - AFL postpone season and AFLW competition cancelled
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'Most serious threat in 100 years' - AFL postpone season and AFLW competition cancelled

Mar 22nd 2020, 9:35 AM 7,756 Views 9 Comments

The round one games today will be the last for a while in Aussie Rules.

2020 AFL season begins at empty MCG with 4 Irish players to feature this weekend
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2020 AFL season begins at empty MCG with 4 Irish players to feature this weekend

Mar 19th 2020, 5:52 PM 3,514 Views 1 Comment

Richmond beat Carlton as this year’s campaign began in a strange atmosphere at the MCG.

Tuohy and O'Connor help Geelong get back on track with win in 2019 AFL finals
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Tuohy and O'Connor help Geelong get back on track with win in 2019 AFL finals

Sep 13th 2019, 3:05 PM 6,491 Views 2 Comments

Geelong defeated West Coast Eagles this morning with the Irish duo in action.

Tuohy kicks superb goal but Geelong fall short to Collingwood in AFL finals
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Tuohy kicks superb goal but Geelong fall short to Collingwood in AFL finals

Sep 6th 2019, 5:16 PM 8,095 Views 11 Comments

Laois native Zach Tuohy and Kerry’s Mark O’Connor were on the losing side.

Kerry, Tyrone and Laois players fly the Irish flag in 2019 AFL finals
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Kerry, Tyrone and Laois players fly the Irish flag in 2019 AFL finals

Sep 4th 2019, 12:33 PM 11,051 Views 7 Comments

Big couple of days for Conor McKenna, Mark O’Connor and Zach Tuohy.

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

Jun 5th 2019, 9:44 AM 7,386 Views 3 Comments

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

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

May 30th 2019, 6:28 PM 12,826 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

May 9th 2019, 11:05 AM 5,517 Views 3 Comments

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

Kerry's Mark O'Connor kicks first AFL goal as Geelong take control over Melbourne
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Kerry's Mark O'Connor kicks first AFL goal as Geelong take control over Melbourne

Mar 30th 2019, 10:04 AM 10,819 Views 14 Comments

He’s up and running.

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

Mar 22nd 2019, 12:55 PM 12,040 Views 6 Comments

Geelong defeated Collingwood earlier this morning at the MCG.

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

Oct 16th 2018, 3:14 PM 11,588 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Sep 7th 2018, 2:59 PM 7,038 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Sep 6th 2018, 6:19 PM 6,815 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Aug 9th 2018, 3:19 PM 5,463 Views 1 Comment

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.

Kerry's Mark O'Connor could be in line to feature for Geelong in AFL round one this weekend
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Kerry's Mark O'Connor could be in line to feature for Geelong in AFL round one this weekend

Mar 20th 2018, 10:07 AM 10,260 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old former Kerry minor captain has been promoted to the club’s senior list.

'Down the line I definitely see myself coming back at some stage' - Mark O'Connor
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'Down the line I definitely see myself coming back at some stage' - Mark O'Connor

Oct 24th 2017, 9:20 PM 10,181 Views 1 Comment

The double minor All-Ireland winner has been a quick convert to life in Australia with the Geelong Cats.

O'Connor launches defence of Tadhg Kennelly's role in bringing GAA talent to Australia
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O'Connor launches defence of Tadhg Kennelly's role in bringing GAA talent to Australia

May 21st 2017, 9:48 AM 12,255 Views 23 Comments

‘It bothers me that a man can give young people a golden ticket in life only to be abused for it. That’s not right.’

Mark O'Connor makes AFL debut but Geelong overpowered
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Mark O'Connor makes AFL debut but Geelong overpowered

May 13th 2017, 2:14 PM 13,440 Views 2 Comments

The Kerry native made his bow at the MCG.

'It's extremely overwhelming' - Surprise for Kerry youngster at Aussie Rules breakthrough
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'It's extremely overwhelming' - Surprise for Kerry youngster at Aussie Rules breakthrough

May 11th 2017, 5:00 PM 27,380 Views 5 Comments

Mark O’Connor will make his bow at the MCG on Saturday.

Kerry's Mark O'Connor set to make AFL debut on Saturday after stunning progress with Geelong
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Kerry's Mark O'Connor set to make AFL debut on Saturday after stunning progress with Geelong

May 11th 2017, 9:34 AM 9,312 Views 4 Comments

O’Connor has only played four games of reserve action in the VFL.

From Dingle to Geelong - a Kerry All-Ireland winning captain starting an Aussie Rules career
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From Dingle to Geelong - a Kerry All-Ireland winning captain starting an Aussie Rules career

Apr 14th 2017, 3:00 PM 27,132 Views 7 Comments

Mark O’Connor has made the move to a new sport.

'It's such an opportunity and you can't let it go': Mark O'Connor on chasing AFL dream
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'It's such an opportunity and you can't let it go': Mark O'Connor on chasing AFL dream

Nov 16th 2016, 8:22 PM 5,354 Views 2 Comments

The midfielder has been getting advice off Zach Tuohy as he prepares for his debut season.

Former Kerry minor star Mark O'Connor signs with AFL club Geelong
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Former Kerry minor star Mark O'Connor signs with AFL club Geelong

Oct 18th 2016, 4:18 PM 8,585 Views 4 Comments

The 19-year-old’s departure is a blow for the Kingdom.

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