Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Aussie Rules

All time
# Forever Teammates
'We could see that he'd lost his hair and may not have been well. It sort of shook us all'
Former Dublin player Paul Clarke talks to The42 about playing Gaelic Football with AFL legend Jim Stynes.
# Sydney Swans
'He tells it as it is and there’s no bullshit with him' - Tipp's O'Riordan aims for AFL breakthrough
Colin O’Riordan is aiming to progress this season.
# Help Down Under
Down's Clarke recruited by AFL as part of plans to prioritise Ireland in search of players for Aussie Rules
Marty Clarke enjoyed two spells in the AFL with Collingwood.
# big step
Westmeath's Connellan set for Aussie Rules debut with St Kilda on Friday night
Connellan has been picked on the squad for the inaugural AFLX tournament.
# Aussie Rules
'I would have signed if I had got a contract' - Kerry's Moran on Oz adventure
A move to Australia was a ‘huge temptation’ for David Moran back in 2009, but has no regrets with how his career turned out.
# Back From Down Under
Aussie Rules trials with North Melbourne to senior football focus with Tipperary
Jack Kennedy is gearing up for 2018 with Tipperary after sampling playing Aussie Rules.
# Rebel Down Under
Cork All-Ireland winner Sheehan to stay in Melbourne and take on new Aussie Rules role
The 27-year-old has ended speculation about a possible return to GAA.
# Premier Pride
Signed up in Sydney - Tipperary star O'Riordan secures new Aussie Rules contract
He’ll remain with the Sydney Swans until the end of 2019.
# On the Move
Brilliant young Galway football prospect set to embark on Aussie Rules career with Carlton
Cillian McDaid is to join to the Melbourne based club.
# Go West
Cork All-Ireland winner Sheehan drafted into Irish squad for clash in Perth
The 26-year-old previously lined out for Ireland in 2013.
# aussie aussie aussie
'Down the line I definitely see myself coming back at some stage' - Mark O'Connor
The double minor All-Ireland winner has been a quick convert to life in Australia with the Geelong Cats.
# Aussie Rules
Cork's Ciaran Sheehan won't be offered a new AFL contract by Carlton
The dual Eire Og star has endured a torrid time with injuries in Melbourne.
# cora the explorer
Mayo legend Cora Staunton signs professional contract Down Under
A move to the Greater Western Sydney Giants has been confirmed.
# Kingdom Keeper
'I’m delighted he’s committed to Kerry, rather than throwing in his lot with Aussie Rules'
Minor sensation David Clifford is staying put with the Kingdom.
# Aussie Rules
Individual and team history made as Richmond bridge 37-year gap to claim AFL title
Long droughts don’t usually end in comfortable final victories, but the Crows were unable to match the Tigers’ second-half pace.
# stories from oz
Dinner at Ciaran Sheehan's house, the drug scandal that gave him his start and the lure of Tyrone
Tyrone man Conor McKenna is enjoying life in Melbourne.
# Guess who's back
AFL rookie makes return off the bench as Meath champions complete stunning comeback
Conor Nash has just completed his first season in Australia with Hawthorn.
# ain't it grand
Zach Tuohy and Geelong fail to make AFL Grand Final after crushing defeat to Adelaide
The Portlaoise native was one game away from becoming the first Irishman to make the showpiece game of Australian Rules since Tadhg Kennelly in 2006.
# Essendon
New four-year deal for Tyrone's McKenna as he receives boost in Aussie Rules career
The Eglish native is staying with the Bombers.
# Aussie Rules
Zach Tuohy's Geelong suffer 51-point hiding but are still in the hunt for AFL Grand Final place
Former Kerry minor captain Mark O’Connor didn’t feature for Geelong.
# Down Under
Tyrone's Conor McKenna turns on the afterburners for brilliant Aussie Rules goal
McKenna and Essendon control their own destiny in the AFL finals race.
# beyonce bowls
Nearly 10,000 people sign petition after Aussie lawn bowlers channel Beyonce to save green
The site of the Chadstone Bowls Club in suburban Melbourne has been slated for a new multi-million-dollar indoor community stadium.
# Irish Eye
Derry youngster Conor Glass set to make AFL debut on Saturday
The former Derry minor captain signed for Hawthorn in October 2015.
# The Cat In Oz
Kilkenny hurling, Wexford schools football and now an Aussie Rules life in Melbourne
St Kilda’s Darragh Joyce has taken a different route.
# Interview
After ditching plans to study medicine and play for Leinster, Meath teen is determined to excel in AFL
Six months after making the move to Melbourne, Conor Nash is delighted he decided to join Hawthorn.
# Man at Work
Mark O'Connor makes AFL debut but Geelong overpowered
The Kerry native made his bow at the MCG.
# Bouncing Back
A Christmas break at home in Louth got Byrne back on Aussie Rules track after torn cruciate
22-year-old Ciaran Byrne is close to recovery after last July’s setback.
# New kid on the block
'It's extremely overwhelming' - Surprise for Kerry youngster at Aussie Rules breakthrough
Mark O’Connor will make his bow at the MCG on Saturday.
# Rise To The Top
Kerry's Mark O'Connor set to make AFL debut on Saturday after stunning progress with Geelong
O’Connor has only played four games of reserve action in the VFL.
# Lily Return
'No forcing or pressuring' - Kildare boss to give Brophy time after Aussie Rules career in Perth ends
Cian O’Neill admits Paddy Brophy could be a huge addition to the Kildare squad.
# chopsticks
Aussie Rules players are learning about Chinese culture ahead of historic AFL match
Port Adelaide Power and the Gold Coast Suns face off in Shanghai this month.
# Coming Home
Boost for Kildare football as Brophy ends Aussie Rules career to return to Ireland
Brophy moved to West Coast Eagles in October 2014.
# Land down under
From Dingle to Geelong - a Kerry All-Ireland winning captain starting an Aussie Rules career
Mark O’Connor has made the move to a new sport.
# Bouncing Back
'I had some dark days' - Cork's Sheehan set for fresh Aussie Rules start after injury nightmare
The 26-year-old has been cursed by injuries but the Cork man is positive ahead of the season.
# Back in action
Cork's Sheehan makes Aussie Rules comeback from injury to play first game in 9 months
The 26-year-old lined out for Northern Blues today.
# Interview
Why is injury so common for GAA players who switch codes to Aussie Rules?
“The clock is stopping, the pitch is twice as big and the game is twice as long. It’s a lot more impact and load than you’re used to.”
# Aussie Rules
Artificial intelligence helped the AFL champions end a 62-year famine, but will we ever see it in GAA?
The Western Bulldogs started doing things differently in 2014 and last October won their first AFL Grand Final since 1954.
# A Life Down Under
Cork's Sheehan to stay with Carlton for 2017 season after AFL rookie draft
The 26 year-old has battled injuries in recent seasons.
# The Comeback Kid
Back from AFL life with Fremantle to give Kildare football a boost for 2017
Sean Hurley is making an inter-county return.
# Frustration
Cooper concern over 'fairly aggressive' poaching of Kerry's young talent by AFL
“They are holding clinics and sure, we have our own man, Tadhg Kennelly, stuck in the middle of it.”