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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C


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# Team news
Tuohy returns from injury for 2020 Grand Finalists Geelong as new season continues
The Laois native missed his side’s opening round defeat to Adelaide last weekend.
# Men At Work
How the Stynes brothers changed the game for the Irish in Australia
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.
# Irish Eyes
9 AFL clubs featuring Irish players to keep an eye out for in 2021
Another new campaign swings around and there’s plenty Irish interest.
# Treatment Table
Cork's Keane out 'for extended period' from AFL action after surgery on finger injury
Keane suffered the injury in training for Collingwood.
# making his mark
AFL star would have been available to play if Kerry had reached Munster final
Geelong’s Mark O’Connor had received permission to play but was in quarantine when Kerry lost to Cork.
# extending his stay
Son of Derry legend Anthony Tohill signs new AFL contract with Collingwood
20-year-old Anton moved to the Melbourne club in October 2018.
# Teamsheet
AFL player Keane on bench and Cork make 3 changes to starting side for Munster final
The Rebels meet the Premier tomorrow in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
205 and counting as Tuohy extends Geelong contract
The 30-year-old this year joined Jim Stynes as the Irishmen in the AFL’s 200 club.
# Mark Keane
'The minute he was back he wanted to play' - From Australia to Cork's goalscoring hero against Kerry
Cork boss Ronan McCarthy on the role of goalscoring hero Mark Keane.
# Hard Shoulder
AFL stalwart Ablett played on with broken shoulder in Grand Final
The final was to be the 36-year-old’s final game before retirement and he played on despite the early blow.
# AFL Stars
'To leave at a young age to go to the opposite side of the world and succeed, it takes a special person'
Former coaches on the rise of the two Irish stars chasing Australian Rules glory on Saturday.
# Mark O'Connor
'It's definitely always been in my head' - from Kerry roots to chasing glory in AFL Grand Final
Mark O’Connor on the Irish interest in next Saturday’s AFL Grand Final with his club Geelong after a strange and dramatic season.
# Aussie Rules
Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy celebrate as they reach AFL Grand Final with Geelong
Geelong defeated Brisbane Lions in the second AFL preliminary final today.
# Playing their part
Tuohy and O'Connor help to keep Geelong in contention for AFL glory
After today’s win over Collingwood, a Grand Final place will be at stake in next week’s Brisbane Lions clash.
# bríd stack
11-time Cork All-Ireland winner set for Aussie Rules career with move to Sydney
Brid Stack is making the move for the 2021 season.
# Aussie Rules
Tuohy grabs goal but Geelong fall in AFL finals opener
Port Adelaide ran out 58-42 winners against Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor’s side.
# Men At Work
Tuohy and O'Connor are the key Irish figures as 2020 AFL finals begin tomorrow
The Laois and Kerry duo will be in action for Geelong against Port Adelaide in the first qualifying final.
# Wave Goodbye
Irish AFL player Conor Glass to return home after retiring with immediate effect
Homesickness was cited as a factor in the decision.
# Zach Tuohy
'From a young age, he was just gifted at everything he did' - Laois roots to Australian sporting star
On Friday, Zach Tuohy became the second Irish player after Jim Stynes to reach the 200 appearance mark in the AFL.
# next chapter
Football the focus for Tyrone's McKenna after Essendon exit but 'book not fully closed yet' in Australia
The former AFL star has also hit out at the Melbourne media after bidding farewell to the game – for now, anyway.
# 199 and counting
Tuohy forced to wait to join AFL 200 club as rib keeps him out of action
The Laois man suffered the blow during the dramatic comeback win over the Bulldogs last weekend.
# A Life Down Under
Pearce Hanley's underrated AFL career, injury struggles and prospects of Mayo return
We reflect on the Mayo man’s 13 seasons in Aussie Rules with former Cavan footballer Nicholas Walsh.
# In trouble
Aussie Rules players banned for virus breach after strip club brawl
‘Yes, young people can make mistakes, but we expect better.’
# Hanging up the boots
Mayo's Hanley announces retirement after 13 seasons in the AFL
Only Jim Stynes, Tadhg Kennelly and Zach Tuohy made more AFL appearances after switching codes from GAA.
# Irish Abroad
O'Connor and Tuohy shine as Geelong roar back from 36 points down
The win kept the Cats at the top of the standings and in fine form for another tilt at the title.
# Robert Muir
AFL issues apology for 'disgraceful racism and disrespect' suffered by ex-player
Robert Muir recalled being abused by opponents, spat at by the crowd and even urinated on by team-mates.
# unlaoised
Tuohy celebrates AFL appearance milestone with big win for Geelong over league leaders
Tuohy and Irish team-mate Mark O’Connor were part of a success that saw Geelong have 60 points to spare over Port Adelaide.
# Men At Work
Good result for Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy as Geelong jump to third in AFL
The Kerry and Laois natives featured in Geelong’s 59-point win over St Kilda.
# pies
Keane's AFL debut ends in disappointment as Collingwood suffer shock defeat
In one of the upsets of the season, Fremantle claimed a big victory.
# making his mark
Cork's Keane set to make AFL debut for Collingwood on Sunday
The Mitchelstown native made the move to Australia in October 2018.
# Aussie Rules
Brilliant run and solo from Conor McKenna a highlight in Essendon's win in AFL
McKenna helped his side defeat Adelaide Crows 62-59.
# Opinion
'Total farce... He was guilty by media' - Tuohy fumes over treatment of McKenna in Covid-19 saga
The Tyrone native was at the centre of a storm in Australia after he became the first AFL player to test positive for the virus.
# Controversy
'I still don't know what happened' - McKenna remains in dark over positive Covid-19 test
Essendon star Conor McKenna hasn’t ruled out the possibility of lining out with Tyrone in 2021.
Virus forces Aussie Rules teams out of Melbourne
There are 12 Irish players currently on the books of Melbourne clubs.
# Man at Work
McKenna to return to training after serving AFL ban for breaking Covid-19 protocols
McKenna’s club Essendon face Collingwood this Friday night.
# Relief
Bizarre twist as Irish AFL star Conor McKenna tests negative for Covid-19
The former Tyrone minor initially tested positive.
# Conor McKenna
Former Tyrone ace and AFL player Conor McKenna gets Covid-19
Essendon confirmed their AFL match against Melbourne tomorrow has been postponed.
# winning ways
O'Connor and Tuohy enjoy 61-point victory with Geelong as AFL action resumes
The Kerry and Laois players saw their team cruise past Hawthorn in today’s Round 2 clash.
# Back in action
Aussie Rules teams take a knee as virus-hit season resumes with Irish players set to feature this weekend
Richmond and Collingwood played out a 36-36 draw this morning at the MCG.
# Aussie Rules
Australia set for biggest sporting crowd in months as AFL returns
Around 2,000 fans will attend Port Adelaide’s clash against rivals Adelaide on Saturday.