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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Aussie Rules

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# A Man In Demand
3 Australian Rules clubs in the race to sign up Kerry's 2015 All-Ireland minor winning captain
Mark O’Connor is wanted after a recent trial in Melbourne.
# Trip Down Under
One of Kerry's brightest young talents is heading to Melbourne for trials with AFL clubs
Dingle’s Mark O’Connor will get a chance to impress in Aussie Rules.
# Adelaide
Banana thrown at indigenous Aussie Rules star as racism continues to dog the sport
The woman has been hit with an indefinite ban by Port Adelaide, but has also been inducted to the club’s social awareness program.
# On The Sidelines
Huge setback for Irish AFL player Byrne after cruciate tear confirmation
The Louth native will miss the rest of the 2016 AFL season.
# Injury concern
Fears that Louth's Ciaran Byrne tore cruciate in AFL game with Carlton in Melbourne today
The injury was suffered late on in the match against Collingwood at the MCG.
# dropping like flies
Another one bites the dust! World number one Jason Day pulls out of Olympics
Two of the top four players in the world won’t be in Rio this summer.
# The Comeback Kid
Cork's Ciaran Sheehan makes long-awaited injury return after 18 months out
It’s been a long road back for the Corkman.
# Back in action
After being injured for 18 months, Cork's Sheehan will make Aussie Rules comeback this weekend
The 2010 All-Ireland winner will be in action for the Northern Blues.
Rise in participation and viewing interest prompts early launch of women's Aussie Rules league
The game has been played regionally since the 80s, but will have a national league from next year.
# long awaited
After a year out, Louth's Ciaran Byrne will finally make his Carlton return this weekend
The 21-year-old is over his hamstring injury and starts against the Gold Coast Suns in the AFL on Saturday.
# Century Man
Laois man Zach Tuohy becomes fifth GAA recruit to play 100 Australian Football League games
Tuohy achieved the feat in Melbourne this morning.
# losing out
Ireland's Tuohy in action in 2016 AFL opener as Carlton defeated narrowly at the MCG
Carlton were defeated by the Richmond Tigers at the MCG.
# Lads In Oz
The 11 Irish players we’ll be keeping an eye on in this year’s Aussie Rules action
The 2016 AFL season starts tomorrow.
# Take a Bow
Louth's Ciaran Byrne hits a stunning goal in a pre-season Aussie Rules game in Melbourne
Byrne’s wonder individual strike came while in action for the Northern Blues.
# Code Breaker
Former Aussie Rules player becomes the latest athlete to switch codes to the NFL
America’s game’s quest to go global continues.
# Down Under
'He’s a massive competitor which fits in really well with AFL football'
Tipperary’s Colin O’Riordan is adapting well to life at Sydney Swans.
# Dual Stars
Galway, Kilkenny and Westmeath players head to Florida today for AFL Academy training camp
Cillian McDaid, Darargh Joyce and Ray Connellan will be trying to impress.
# Essendon
34 AFL players slapped with doping bans and set to miss 2016 season
The 34 current and former Essendon players embroiled in a doping scandal have been found guilty by CAS.
# Irish Abroad
Laois man Smith hoping to help Stade Français to win over Munster
The former inter-county footballer has been in Paris since Michael Cheika’s tenure.
# Man at Work
Mayo's Pearce Hanley has signed another new Aussie Rules deal
New two-year extension will keep Hanley in Brisbane until 2019.
Ireland v Australia, International Rules Series
It was a one-off clash at GAA HQ this evening.
# Bloody rippers
5 Australians to watch in Saturday's international rules test
Plenty to choose from in what is an extremely strong squad.
# Irish Abroad
Another Irish teenager is heading to the AFL
Derry minor captain Conor Glass has joined champions Hawthorn.
# Aussie Rules
Hawthorn win third Australian Football League title in a row
It was the hottest AFL grand final ever.
# Slam Dunk
6'7" Aussie Rules star gets some serious hang time for the AFL Mark of the Year
Nic Naitanui has got game.
# Shines Down under
Laois man Zach Tuohy lands end-of-season award after Aussie Rules exploits with Carlton
The boy done good.
# Star Down Under
Another Irish teenager is set to make his AFL debut in Melbourne next Saturday
Tyrone’s Conor McKenna has got the nod from Essendon.
# play to the whistle
Aussie Rules player sneaks in for a goal while everyone else watches a scrap
Rory Lobb wasn’t waiting around.
# IStandWithAdam
Sydney Swans win without Adam Goodes as Australians rally in support of booed indigenous player
Aboriginal flags dotted the stadium.
# Injury Nightmare
Cork's Ciaran Sheehan won't return to Aussie Rules action with Carlton until 2016
Sheehan has struggled with injury this year.
# Treatment Table
Another month out injured from AFL action with Carlton for Louth's Byrne and Cork's Sheehan
Ciaran Byrne will miss out for another month with a hamstring injury.
# Century Not Out
Mayo's Pearce Hanley could achieve an AFL milestone with the Brisbane Lions next Sunday
Hanley joined the Brisbane Lions in 2007 and has made huge progress since then.
A top Aussie Rules head coach was stabbed to death and his son's been charged with murder
Phil Walsh was stabbed to death.
# Exile
High praise for Kerry Aussie Rules player from Geelong coach
Tommy Walsh may be back in Kerry but another Kerry man is making waves down under.
# Out of Action
Cork's Ciaran Sheehan could miss the rest of the Aussie Rules season with Carlton
There’s been an injury setback for the 24 year-old in his Carlton career.
# Treatment Table
The injury woes continue for Irish players in the 2015 AFL season
Ciaran Byrne has suffered a ‘devastating’ setback with Carlton.
# Off the Mark
Irish AFL success at last as Tuohy on scoresheet to help Carlton claim first win of the season
Carlton saw off St Kilda in Wellington.
# Mixed Fortunes
Blow for Louth's Ciaran Byrne after promising start to AFL career
There’s better news for Zach Tuohy though.
# nerves of steel
'I could just see in his eyes there was no fear' - praise for Louth's Ciaran Byrne after AFL debut
Carlton coach Mick Malthouse was impressed by the 20 year-old’s fearless attitude.
# They're Off To Oz
Louth parents fly 16,000km to see their son make his AFL debut in Melbourne tomorrow
Ciaran ‘Casey’ Byrne will line out for Carlton in the early hours of tomorrow morning against Essendon.