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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Brisbane Lions

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# new chapter
Kilkenny's Darragh Joyce joins Brisbane Lions in AFL switch
The 2014 All-Ireland minor-winning hurling captain previously spent six seasons at St Kilda.
Last year
# Champions
Dublin and Armagh stars celebrate victory with Melbourne in AFLW Grand Final
Melbourne won its maiden AFLW Premiership with their 19-15 victory over Brisbane Lions.
Conor McKenna returns to AFL with Brisbane Lions
Tyrone star has signed a one-year deal.
# End of the road
Kerry All-Ireland minor winner released by Brisbane Lions
Deividas Uosis was one of three departures announced by the club
O'Connor an option to tag Brisbane star as Geelong name preliminary final team
Friday’s preliminary final sees Geelong play Brisbane Lions at the MCG.
# Brisbane Lions
Dublin footballer signs new deal with AFL side Brisbane
The deal will see James Madden at the club until at least the end of 2023.
Orla O'Dwyer excited for what's to come as she hits 'big milestone' in Australia
The Tipperary multi-sport star warmed up her 25th AFLW game with a goal, and another impressive performance for Brisbane Lions.
All time
# One to Watch
Former Dublin underage star scores brilliant first goal in AFL
James Madden’s goal arrived in the third quarter of the Brisbane Lions’ 102-74 win over Richmond.
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.
# need for speed
'It is a story of perseverance' - Former Dublin underage star set for AFL debut with Brisbane Lions
‘Jet-heeled’ James Madden will feature against Port Adelaide at the Gabba.
# Class Act
A long way from Tipperary, O'Dwyer shines on the biggest stage in third top-level sport
The multi-talented 22-year-old starred as Brisbane Lions were crowned AFLW Premiers for the first time.
# success story
Tipperary's O'Dwyer crowned AFLW champion after win with Brisbane Lions
Brisbane Lions defeated Adelaide Crows 38-20 in the final.
# grand final preview
Munster final Down Under as Clare and Tipperary stars vie for AFLW Premiership crown
It’s Ailish Considine and Adelaide Crows versus Orla O’Dwyer and Brisbane Lions.
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.
# Flying High
Tipp's O'Dwyer bags goal for leaders Brisbane Lions as Premiership battle heats up
O’Dwyer’s side are now seven points clear at the top of the AFLW ladder following their win over Fremantle Dockers.
# a long way to tipperary
'I remember going into the first training and just being like, 'What is happening here?''
Tipperary triple-threat Orla O’Dwyer reflects on the highs and lows of her first season in the AFLW.
# 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.
# Loss
Major blow for Tyrone as 2019 All-Star forward McShane set for Aussie Rules
The 24-year-old from the Owen Roe’s club will reportedly sign a two-year deal with Brisbane Lions.
# Triple Threat
'For a multi-talented athlete like Orla, I don't think it's going to be much of a stretch to pick up a third sport'
Tipperary dual star Orla O’Dwyer is ready to hit up the AFLW after signing for Brisbane Lions.
# 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.
# i'm coming home
Former Mayo minor captain ends AFL dream to return to Ireland
Hanley was delisted from the Brisbane Lions AFL squad last October.
# Interview
Pearce Hanley: Leaving Brisbane, his brother and dog behind for a fresh start in Aussie Rules
We caught up with the Mayo man ahead of his 10th AFL season and a Round 1 game against his former employers.
# new chapter
Mayo man Pearce Hanley completes move to AFL rivals Gold Coast Suns
The 27-year-old played 129 games in his eight years at the Brisbane Lions.
# On the Move
Transfer speculation over the future of Irish duo Tuohy and Hanley in the AFL
Zach Tuohy is out of contract at Carlton while there’s reports that Pearse Hanley may be leaving Brisbane Lions.
# The Lions Roar
A moment of magic from Pearce Hanley helps Brisbane to shock Aussie Rules win
Mayo man inspires Brisbane to victory over Gold Coast.
# 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.
# Going Well
Mayo’s Pearce Hanley scores on landmark AFL appearance
The Irish star could not prevent his side from losing, however.
# Milestone
'I was drunk my first two years' Pearce Hanley speaks ahead of 100th AFL game
The former Mayo footballer is reaching a landmark day in his career.
# 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.
# Irish Abroad
Mayo man Pearce Hanley named in AFL's top 50 list
The Brisbane Lions midfielder features at number 37.
The AFL Footy show get all the céilí clichés out for interview with Mayo's Pearce Hanley
“Like all good Irishmen, he loved to drink.”
# Star Of The Show
Mayo's Pearce Hanley won another AFL Player of the Round award after the weekend's action
The Brisbane Lions player was in brilliant form on Saturday at the Gabba.
# Return To Action
McKeever back in Antrim championship team following AFL spell with Brisbane Lions
Antrim take on Fermanagh next Sunday in Enniskillen.
# Life Down Under
Antrim's Niall McKeever released by Aussie rules club
McKeever’s four years with Brisbane were an “incredible experience with some amazing people.”
Pearce Hanley signs 5-year deal with Brisbane Lions
The ex-Mayo footballer has extended his stay at the Queensland club.
# Aussie Rules
Pearce Hanley lights up the AFL with 2 crackers for the Brisbane Lions
The Mayo man was in flying form on Saturday.
Double goal hero Pearse Hanley shows his GAA skills at MCG
The Mayoman helped the Lions to a rout of the Demons on an emotional day at the MCG.
# Wave Goodbye
Kennelly plays 'emotional' final home game for Swans
The Irishman has the chance to end his career on a high, as he could potentially secure a second AFL Premiership medal.