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# Down Under

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# qualified
Here's what you need to know about the Women's World Cup draw
Ireland made history last night by booking their place at next year’s finals in Australia and New Zealand.
# Mary Lou in Oz
McDonald dismisses suggestion attendance at €2k 'Gold Table' Sydney dinner sends wrong message
The SF leader said the event, organised by a business group and TCD Alumni, is not a party event.
# Down Under
€2,000 price tag for 'Gold Table' at Sydney dinner with Mary Lou McDonald
The Sinn Féin leader is planning a tour to Australia to “engage with the Irish community”.
# Down Under
Agri-reliant countries must pave way for cutting agriculture emissions, says New Zealand expert
No sector can yet say it is doing enough to fight the climate crisis, according to a climate ambassador.
# Irish Eye
Two goals for Staunton in GWS defeat while Considine's Crows stay on top of AFLW
There was plenty of action Down Under this weekend.
# Down Under
Ailing Nadal outlasts Denis Shapovalov in dramatic Australian Open quarter-final
Madison Keys pulled off another big upset with a straight-sets, last-eight victory.
# The Land Down Under
Concerns over 'media circus' as Djokovic takes fight against deportation to Australian Federal Court
The tennis star is seeking to defend his Australian Open title.
# Down Under
Cora Staunton at the double as Bríd Stack makes winning AFLW debut
The Irish duo helped Greater Western Sydney Giants get the better of Gold Coast Suns.
# game set and vax
'Quite a bit to play out' in Djokovic saga: Australian Open chief
Djokovic has refused to say if he’s vaccinated against Covid-19.
All time
# game set and jabs
Djokovic on entry list for Australian Open, no Serena
The defending champion had refused to reveal whether he was inoculated against coronavirus, a requirement to play.
# Down Under
Former Liverpool striker Sturridge signs for Perth Glory
The 32-year-old was banned for four months last year for breaching betting regulations.
# Down Under
Sydney gets roadmap for lifting lockdown - but only if vaccine targets are reached
Stay-at-home orders are set to be lifted when the double-dose vaccination rate hits 70%.
# Down Under
Man at work: Nicholas Walsh on making his mark in Australia
The former Cavan footballer was last week appointed St Kilda’s high-performance manager, the latest staging post on an impressive journey.
# jab
Australia to restrict use of AstraZeneca vaccine with ‘necessary precautions’
Pfizer’s jab will now be the preferred vaccine for those under the age of 50.
# Men At Work
How the Stynes brothers changed the game for the Irish in Australia
The Dubliners made a huge impact on tactics and culture in the AFL and helped pave the way for generations of Irish hopefuls Down Under.
# Down Under
Sparse crowds attend Australian Open as Osaka, Williams and Djokovic safely through
Top women’s seed Ashleigh Barty, defending champion Sofia Kenin and 20-time men’s singles Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal all begin their challenge on Tuesday.
# Down Under
Australia and New Zealand sides to face off in new trans-Tasman Super Rugby tournament
The event will be run off over six weeks from 14 May, kicking off after each country completes a domestic tournament.
# Down Under
What can Rob Kearney expect from his final chapter with the Force?
The 34-year-old is joining a club that hopes to emerge as a real force in Aussie rugby.
# 199 and counting
Tuohy forced to wait to join AFL 200 club as rib keeps him out of action
The Laois man suffered the blow during the dramatic comeback win over the Bulldogs last weekend.
# Down Under
Australia steps up bid to host 2027 Rugby World Cup with new board
Russia are currently the only other nation to have declared their bid.
# Home
Aussie centre Godwin returns to Western Force after Connacht departure
The 27-year-old spent two seasons with the western province.
# Down Under
Irish players set for return to action as AFL season to restart on 11 June
The Australian Football League said non-contact training will resume in groups of eight on Monday.
# Down Under
Victory for Hoolahan and O'Donovan as football continues in Australia
Roy O’Donovan opened the scoring for Newcastle Jets in today’s win against Adelaide United.
# Down Under
Former Ireland striker Cox joins A-League side managed by ex-Liverpool defender
Simon Cox has moved to Western Sydney Wanderers, where Markus Babbel is the man at the helm.
# down under cover
Australian police open investigation into 'spy' claims that China tried to interfere with elections
A man who claims to have worked as a Chinese spy said it tried to recruit a Melbourne businessman to run for office.
# Down Under
Dates and venues for Ireland's two-Test tour of Australia in 2020 confirmed
Andy Farrell’s team will play in Brisbane and Sydney next July.
# Down Under
Wes Hoolahan out until New Year after 'major ligament and cartilage damage' in Australia
The 37-year-old joined A-League side Newcastle Jets on a one-year contract in August.
# Onward
Success Down Under: Remembering Ireland's first Series win in Australia since 1979
Despite losing the first Test, the Six Nations champions defeated the Wallabies 2-1 in June 2018.
# Down Under
17-year-old Greenwood praised after first senior Man United goal in victory over Leeds
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer even suggested the teenager could start in the Premier League opener against Chelsea next month.
# Down Under
Irish couple facing deportation in Australia because son has cystic fibrosis granted residency
The couple appealed the decision to refuse them residency which prompted intervention from a government minister.
# Down Under
Irish midfielder heads to Australia to join Robbie Fowler's Brisbane Roar
Jay O’Shea helped Bury to League One promotion last year.
# Down Under
Buildings shake and workers flee in Australian city of Darwin after powerful earthquake hits
The epicentre of the earthquake was in a remote part of Indonesia.
# Down Under
Irish striker O'Donovan leaving A-League club after contract talks break down
Newcastle Jets announced they have withdrawn their contract offer for the Cork native.
# Down Under
'He's built for it' - Wexford star on his cousin's AFL trial with Sydney Swans
Barry O’Connor is one of five young GAA players set for trials in Australia this month.
# cross coder
Football first for Cavan star Sheridan but lure of AFLW life Down Under remains
Breffni forward Aishling Sheridan was one of 11 Irish players on a trial in Melbourne last year.
# Irish Eye
Brilliant fightback from Maguire Down Under as Cavan star cards superb 68
The 24-year-old has upped the ante at her first European Tour event as a pro.
# Down Under
Ireland's Dunne four off the lead heading into the final round in Australia
Gavin Moynihan and Michael Hoey are both on seven-under overall after the third round.
# Women's Rugby
17-year-old Parsons set for 7s World Series debut as Ireland head for Sydney
The young flyer is one of three players travelling after being involved in Six Nations prep with the 15-a-side team.
# Down Under
Serena Williams powers past top seed Halep into Australian Open quarters
Williams’ quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title gathers momentum.
# Melbourne Park
20-year-old Tsitsipas knocks defending champion Federer out of Australian Open
Tsitsipas, seeded 14, becomes the first Greek in history to reach the quarter-finals of a Slam.