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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Aussie Rules

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# 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.
# swan song
'He’s gone to another level': Colin O'Riordan rewarded with new contract at Sydney Swans
Former Tipperary dual star has impressed since making his senior Swans debut.
Westmeath's Connellan calls time on Aussie Rules career and returns home to Ireland
The 24-year-old comes back home to focus on his studies and spend time with his family.
# Making The Move
'He’ll be a tremendous asset' - Sydney Swans confirm signing of Wexford footballer
Barry O’Connor will join Tipperary’s Colin O’Riordan at the club.
# Pen to Paper
New contract for Kerry native as he signs up with AFL club Geelong until end of 2022 season
Mark O’Connor has made a bright start to the 2019 season with Geelong.
# Life Down Under
'I made my choice and I try not to let the what ifs creep in' - from Kerry roots to shining with Geelong
Mark O’Connor’s AFL career is taking flight with a superb start to the 2019 season with Geelong.
# 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.
# Zach In Action
Laois native set for first taste of AFL action in 2019 after absence with knee injury
Zach Tuohy will make his comeback for Geelong on Sunday.
Kerry's Mark O'Connor kicks first AFL goal as Geelong take control over Melbourne
He’s up and running.
# making his mark
Kerry's O'Connor helps Geelong make winning start to 2019 AFL season against last year's finalists
Geelong defeated Collingwood earlier this morning at the MCG.
# tayla harris
'Here's a pic of me at work' - AFLW star hits back at 'derogatory comments' in photo storm
An incredible picture of Carlton Blues ace Tayla Harris in full flight was captured at the weekend.
# Ireland's Eye
Mayo star Rowe flattens opponent and scores a goal while Tipp's McCarthy also on target
It’s been another successful week for Irish players in the AFLW.
# Life Down Under
'It's a pretty dark experience to have to go through when you're so far away from home'
After being released by St Kilda, a new Australian Rules adventure begins for Westmeath native Ray Connellan.
# Wizard of Oz
'He definitely has a good few years to offer Kerry yet' - Walsh's return to the Kingdom cause
Kieran Donaghy has backed his former attacking partner and AFL player Tommy Walsh to shine in 2019.
# to and fro
'I tell friends back home all the time that they should come over': Visa extension set to boost Irish-Australian migration
We spoke to the Irish community in Australia, and the Australian community in Ireland, to find out the effect new visa changes will have.
# Back From Oz
Ciaran Byrne: 'The pain was crazy. I looked at my foot and it was facing the opposite way.'
After a year where he ended his AFL career and suffered a serious injury, Louth’s Ciaran Byrne is looking forward to 2019.
# Men At Work
4 GAA players to head to Australia in April after last weekend's AFL combine in Dublin
20 Irish players attended last weekend’s AFL Combine in Belfield.
# Joe Kernan
'I wouldn't be thinking of going down that road' - Kernan on GAA clubs getting compo for AFL signings
A group of young Gaelic footballers have made the move to Australia in recent weeks.
# A land down under
Sligo forward could become 14th Irish player with an AFL club as North Melbourne set to offer deal
Red Óg Murphy is the latest young Gaelic footballer to be targeted.
# Giant
18-year-old Derry football star Callum Brown signs AFL deal with Sydney club
The Limavady man played a big role in his county’s run to the U20 All-Ireland football semi-final this year.
# On the Move
Another young Kerry footballer is set to switch to Aussie Rules with Geelong poised to make signing
Stefan Okunbor is poised to join the AFL club.
# Homeward Bound
Louth and Galway footballers move home as they bring AFL careers with Carlton to an end
It has been confirmed that Ciaran Byrne and Cillian McDaid have called time with the Melbourne based club.
# 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.
# Aussie Rules
4 games into his AFL career, Meath's Nash named to start in do-or-die clash against Melbourne
The Simonstown Gaels clubman has been an ever-present with the Hawks since making his debut last month.
# Lads Down Under
Disappointment for Laois and Kerry pair as they exit 2018 AFL finals after Geelong suffer defeat
Mark O’Connor and Zach Tuohy were both in action today at the MCG.
# Aussie Action
Meath's Nash loses out with Hawthorn, Laois and Kerry duo in action tomorrow as AFL finals begins
Conor Nash, Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor are all hoping for a happy end to their season.
# Moving On
Westmeath's Connellan's time with AFL club St Kilda comes to an end
The Athlone native has not been offered a new contract.
# Life Down Under
Dublin youngster signs for Brisbane Lions in latest move by Irish player to AFL
Ballyboden St-Enda’s player James Madden has made the switch.
# Aussie Rules
Laois Aussie Rules star Zach Tuohy scores dramatic last-gasp winner for Geelong
The 28-year-old followed up an athletic mark with a composed kick in the dying seconds against Melbourne.
# Shining Down Under
Flying parents in, showing rugby stars around, making AFL debuts - Irish duo's Aussie Rules progress
Kilkenny’s Darragh Joyce and and Tipperary’s Colin O’Riordan have both hit a milestone in recent weeks.
# Potential
Former Tipperary footballer impresses on Aussie Rules debut
Colin O’Riordan has received praise after making his first AFL appearance earlier today.
# breaking through
Tipperary's O'Riordan set to make AFL debut on Sunday for Sydney Swans
O’Riordan first joined the Sydney Swans in October 2015.
# Debut For Darragh
Kilkenny All-Ireland winning captain Joyce could play first AFL game for St Kilda on Sunday
Darragh Joyce joined the Melbourne-based club in October 2016.
# offer on the table
Dublin could be about to lose talented youngster to AFL as Brisbane offer pro contract
U20 star James Madden will follow in the footsteps of fellow Ballyboden native Jim Stynes if he signs a deal.
# Aussie Rules
After an impressive debut season in Aussie Rules Cora Staunton signs new deal in Sydney
Greater Western Sydney Giants said she will join back up once her duties with Mayo finish in November.
# Men At Work
'My role is certainly not in terms of the scouting side of it. I suppose that is a bit of a dirty term in the GAA.'
Former Down and Collingwood player Marty Clarke on how he is helping GAA players that have been targeted by Aussie Rules clubs.
# Legal Action
Former AFL player set to sue league over alleged racial abuse and sexual harassment
Ex-Gold Coast Suns player Joel Wilkinson switched codes to the NFL in 2016.
# Verdict
Irish Aussie Rules player banned after pleading guilty to biting incident
Conor McKenna, 22, was charged with serious misconduct after lining out for the Essendon Bombers at the weekend.
# On The Sidelines
Mayo native Hanley likely to face surgery after dislocating shoulder for second time in AFL season
Pearce Hanley suffered the injury in action for the Gold Coast Suns last weekend.
# Aussie Rules
Tyrone's McKenna charged with serious misconduct after alleged bite in AFL game
The incident occurred in Essendon’s game with the Western Bulldogs.