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# Down Under

Last month
August 2023
Rising Kerry and Longford stars sign AFL deals with Carlton Blues
Rob Monahan and Matt Duffy are both heading to Australia for pre-season later this year.
This year
Tyson Fury '100 per cent serious' about fighting in Australia
The heavyweight world champion hasn’t fought since beating Derek Chisora in December, with nothing else lined up.
Kerry, Roscommon and Dublin stars make move to AFLW
Irish signings have been announced in the Sydney Swans and the Brisbane Lions.
Australian submarines deal with US could have 'deadly' consequences, former Prime Minister warns
The deal is part of a plan to bulk up Western muscle across the Asia-Pacific in the face of a rising China.
China warns UK, US and Australia treading 'path of error and danger' with submarine deal
The deal is part of a plan to bulk up Western muscle across the Asia-Pacific in the face of a rising China.
Last year
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.
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.
€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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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
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.
Former Liverpool striker Sturridge signs for Perth Glory
The 32-year-old was banned for four months last year for breaching betting regulations.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aussie centre Godwin returns to Western Force after Connacht departure
The 27-year-old spent two seasons with the western province.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Irish midfielder heads to Australia to join Robbie Fowler's Brisbane Roar
Jay O’Shea helped Bury to League One promotion last year.
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.
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.
'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.
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.