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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Aussie Rules

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# 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.
# Home and Away
'I'm just happy to be back playing football' - Dublin star's uncertainty over Aussie Rules return
Sinéad Goldrick has been offered a second year at Melbourne – the question is whether she will go again.
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.
# 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.
# uncertainty
Tadhg Kennelly's future in doubt with Sydney Swans - reports
The 2005 Premiership winner is the club’s latest high-profile casualty following cuts due to Covid-19.
# Stefan Okunbor
'It's very overwhelming, it feels like someone has shot you in the back of the heel'
Kerry’s Stefan Okunbor on recovery from a ruptured Achilles tendon and adjusting to Aussie Rules.
# looking ahead
AFL chief insists all 18 clubs will survive as Covid-19 causes financial crisis
Several Irish players have been impacted by the massive pay cuts.
# Life Down Under
'People are saying ‘Wake me up when it’s 2021'' - Colin O'Riordan's strange season in Sydney
The Tipperary native and his Sydney Swans team-mates have had plenty to contend with this year.
# 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'
Kerry’s Mark O’Connor on the AFL season being shut down after Saturday’s game with Geelong.
# shut down
Massive pay cuts for AFL players as Irish stars returning home due to Covid-19 crisis
The decision was taken yesterday to shut down the AFL action.
# Called Off
'Most serious threat in 100 years' - AFL postpone season and AFLW competition cancelled
The round one games today will be the last for a while in Aussie Rules.
# Men At Work
Colin O'Riordan's Sydney Swans edge out Adelaide in thriller
Elsewhere in the AFL, Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor lined out for Geelong.
Flood kicks a brace as unbeaten Fremantle steam on
There was plenty of Irish representation in what is a revamped AFLW season this morning.
# Men At Work
2020 AFL season begins at empty MCG with 4 Irish players to feature this weekend
Richmond beat Carlton as this year’s campaign began in a strange atmosphere at the MCG.
# Aussie Rules
9 AFL clubs featuring Irish players to keep an eye out for in 2020
The new season goes ahead tomorrow in Australia.
# Up In The Air
AFL scrap five games from fixture list, but this week's curtain-raisers not postponed yet
State Leagues around Australia will begin in May, but Gillon McLachlan will meet with stakeholders in the next 24 hours to decide if this weekend’s AFL openers go ahead.
# Aussie Rules
Sarah Rowe goal sets Collingwood on the way to AFLW win
The women’s Aussie Rules league is continuing behind closed doors this weekend.
# Thunder down under
Breaking gym records and getting the dressing room hopping: Derry teen Brown embracing AFL adventure
‘I’ve never played the sport, everyone else has 13 years playing it. They will be more efficient, more technical but still, I just know I will get the better of them.’
# Going Well
Mayo star Rowe on the double as Irish face off in Aussie Rules double-header for bushfire relief
Dublin duo Sinéad Goldrick and Niamh McEvoy were on the winning side as Melbourne beat Rowe and Aishling Sheridan’s Collingwood.
# Land down under
Another Kerry All-Ireland minor winner set for AFL switch as Brisbane Lions make move
Dingle’s Deividas Uosis is to focus on Australian Rules.
# Aussie Rules
'I got a call once from Tadhg Kennelly' - Fenton on AFL trial offer
Brian Fenton also discusses the time he was dropped from the Dublin minor panel by Dessie Farrell.
# Homeward Bound
McKenna returns to Tyrone from AFL club 'due to homesickness and family-related reasons'
McKenna has been playing with Essendon since October 2014.
# Irish Eye
More winning debuts, goals and county teammates going head-to-head on AFLW opening weekend
Tipperary star Aisling McCarthy led the Irish contingent Down Under.
# Aussie Rules
Dream debut as Tipp's Orla O'Dwyer scores with her first touch in AFLW
The new AFLW season got underway with no fewer than 18 Irish players on the books.
# Hammer Blow
Awful luck as Leitrim star to miss 2020 AFLW season after confirmation of another ACL injury
Fremantle’s Áine Tighe will undergo surgery next week as she stays in Australia to rehab.
# Irish Eye
'It doesn’t look great at this stage' - Blow as Leitrim star suffers another knee injury ahead of AFLW debut
‘She is such an exciting player and has done everything right for the club so far,’ says Áine Tighe’s manager at Fremantle.
# Aussie Rules
Australia's Marc Leishman wins at Torrey Pines as McIlroy and Rahm denied
Rory McIlroy could have regained the world number one ranking with a Farmers Insurance Open victory.
# Land down under
Cora Staunton makes goalscoring return in Australia after career-threatening triple leg-break
Clubs are ramping up their preparations for the new AFLW season.
# A land down under
Adelaide Crows confirm Tyrone's McShane set to join their pre-season training
The 2019 All-Star will link up with the AFL club’s squad in the coming weeks.
# Michael Farragher
'We're blessed' - Return from Australia for Corofin's All-Ireland club campaigns
Michael Farragher tried out Aussie Rules but has no regrets as he is at the heart of Corofin’s success.
# The Comeback Kid
After 6 years in Australia, the All-Ireland winner starting out again with Cork
Ten years after winning Sam Maguire, Ciaran Sheehan will be back in the Cork ranks for the 2020 season.
# irish prospects
One of the country's best forwards stars at first-ever women's AFL Europe Combine
Donegal star Geraldine McLaughlin caught the eye, as did recently-retired Kerry ace Sarah Houlihan and Dublin’s Lauren Magee.
# stars on show
Lithuanian-born Kerry goalkeeper shines brightest at AFL Combine in Dublin
20 hopefuls participated in the two-day testing event in UCD.
# Snap Happy
Galway star Divilly shines brightest as five Irish represent at Aussie Rules trials in Melbourne
Donegal young gun Oisin Gallen, Cork forward Saoirse Noonan and Meath duo Vikki Wall and Cian McBride were also chasing contracts.
Disappointment for Tuohy and O'Connor as Geelong miss out on AFL Grand Final spot
The Geelong Cats let a half-time lead slip to see Richmond progress to next week’s decider.
# Men At Work
Tuohy and O'Connor help Geelong get back on track with win in 2019 AFL finals
Geelong defeated West Coast Eagles this morning with the Irish duo in action.
# Men At Work
Kerry, Tyrone and Laois players fly the Irish flag in 2019 AFL finals
Big couple of days for Conor McKenna, Mark O’Connor and Zach Tuohy.