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# Aussie Rules

Last year
# Aussie Rules
Irish glory in AFL Grand Final as Zach Tuohy and Mark O'Connor win with Geelong
Geelong Cats cruised to victory over Sydney Swans today.
# Aussie Rules
Irish duo help Geelong win top of the table AFL clash against champions Melbourne
Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor saw the Cats move top of the table.
# crows and dees
Melbourne and Adelaide to face off in AFLW Grand Final
It’ll be a huge week for a couple of Irish players Down Under.
# Aussie Rules
Zach Tuohy kicks goal as Cats hammer Bombers in tough encounter
The Laois native starred in an impressive Geelong victory.
# Aussie Rules
Staunton hits four goals to move to joint-top of AFLW scoring charts
Staunton’s tally helped the Gants to a 53-25 victory over the Cats.
All time
# man down under
Huge Mayo blow as Young Footballer of the Year Mullin poised for AFL switch
Oisín Mullin is set to join the Irish contingent at AFL side Geelong Cats.
# new chapter
Talented Westmeath teenager signs rookie deal with AFL side Hawthorn
Fionn O’Hara has also played rugby for the Ireland U18s and Leinster U20s.
# Aussie Rules
AFL recruitment in Ireland 'might take a lull for a year or two but it won't stop' — Tuohy
Zach Tuohy chats with Maurice Brosnan on the latest episode of The42 GAA Weekly.
# Wizard of Oz
Tipperary star named in West Coast Eagles' leadership group for 2022 season
‘Aisling McCarthy’s football nous – alongside her hardworking nature – made her an ideal candidate.’
# half the world away
‘He followed his heart’ – McKenna’s dream on the verge of fruition
The Red Hands’ Conor McKenna made a name for himself and an impact in Aussie Rules, writes Maurice Brosnan.
# belfast boy
A bit of luck and lots of hard work: how to build a life on the other side of the world
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.
# Aussie Rules
Dream come true as Min Woo Lee wins Scottish Open after play-off victory
Padraig Harrington and Cormac Sharvin were flying the flag across the water.
# Men At Work
What the AFL's pursuit of Cathal McShane says about the Irish who'll make it Down Under
Cathal McShane’s Tyrone begin their championship today. In a different life, he was an Irish export prototype in Oz.
# irish interest
AFLW to expand by 2023, next season due to begin in December and finish in March
14 Irish players were on the books of AFLW sides in 2021.
Dublin's Madden makes winning debut for Brisbane while Tipp's O'Riordan triumphs with Sydney
It was a busy day for Irish players in the AFL.
# Melbourne
AFL match attracts 'world record' pandemic crowd of over 78,000
Australia and New Zealand have hosted some of the largest sporting attendances since Covid-19 hit.
# Leading The Way
Brilliant Zach Tuohy goal helps Geelong return to victory in AFL
The Laois man helped last year’s Grand Finalists win out 77-47.
# Men At Work
Keane facing one-match ban in AFL while O'Connor out injured and Nash set for start
Contrasting fortunes for the Irish players in the AFL this weekend.
Orla O'Dwyer stars as Lions book Grand Final spot
Sarah Rowe’s ‘Pies were narrowly beaten.
# Knockout Clashes
Cavan, Dublin and Mayo players to feature as 2021 AFLW finals begin next weekend
The regular season concluded today.
# 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.
Two goals for Cavan's Sheridan but Tipp's O'Dwyer celebrates as Brisbane defeat Collingwood
Brisbane won the big AFLW clash 35-32 against Collingwood.
Staunton fires 3 goals as GWS Giants claim vital win and Dublin duo play in Melbourne success
The Mayo great played a key role as GWS Giants defeated St Kilda.
# Irish Eye
Cora Staunton hits the headlines with four goals as Giants fight off Eagles
Blow for the Eagles as Tipp’s Aisling McCarthy helped from the field with a suspected knee injury.
# Ready to go
Profiles, fixtures, TV - Everything you need to know about the Irish stars lining out in the AFLW
14 players are involved, with seven counties represented across eight clubs.
# On the box
14 Irish players to feature as TG4 announce weekly matches and highlights of 2021 AFLW season
The Irish language station will show deferred coverage of the games.
# appeal
'Grossly disproportionate': Crows to appeal three-match ban for tackle on Bríd Stack
Ebony Marinoff set to miss one third of AFL season following tackle on Cork All-Ireland winner.
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 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.
# 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.
# Return of the Mac
Homesick Conor McKenna retires from AFL at 24 to return to Tyrone
McKenna had six years with the Bombers.
Three-in-a-row All-Ireland champion joins Dublin team-mates at Melbourne for 2021 season
Lauren Magee has become the latest Irish player confirmed for the new AFLW season.
# 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.
# Land down under
Irish trio set to lead West Coast's line as Mayo Sister Act sign contract extensions
Grace and Niamh Kelly will return to the Eagles after impressing in their debut season.