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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Down Under

All time
# Due South
Kurtley Beale will leave Wasps and head home in good time for the 2019 World Cup
Though not until well after he takes on Leinster in the Champions Cup.
# middle island
Irish woman (21) in critical condition after light aircraft crashes in Australia
A UK woman died in the crash.
# australia open
Ireland's James McGee goes in search of the promised land Down Under
The 29-year-old has been drawn against Croatian Matija Pecotic in Melbourne.
# Mammy's boy
An Irish chipper in Melbourne sells proper chicken fillet rolls
Praise be.
# Double Down
Confirmed: International Rules Series is returning to a two-Test format next year
Joe Kernan’s Ireland squad will travel to Australia in 12 months’ time.
# Gold Coast
A mystery drug has hospitalised 16 people in Australia but authorities don't know what it is yet
A man is fighting for his life in intensive care in Queensland after taking the drug.
# Too close to call
Election count underway in Australia with top parties neck and neck
Leaders of the major parties have each promised to bring stability to a government long mired in chaos.
# Mammy's boy
This chipper in Melbourne sells a proper Irish garlic cheese chip
And it looks delish.
# schemozzle
Shades of Mayo v Meath in 1996 as massive half-time brawl occurs during Australian league game
Adelaide United were facing Melbourne City FC and everything got out of hand as the teams headed for the tunnel.
# hometown glory
Former Irish international pushes Perth into a play-off place Down Under
Andy Keogh has endured a rather turbulent time recently but he’s back in great form for Perth Glory.
# the language
This is the most hilariously angry noise complaint note ever left after a party
They didn’t even try to be passive aggressive.
# Down Under
'I was very close to Dave through my time in UCD' - Westmeath star on help with AFL career
Sigerson Cup winner John Heslin on the late Dave Billings.
# Down Under
Australians are waking up to the 'hairy panic' of a tumbleweed takeover
Homes in Wangaratta are under metres of the weed.
# Down Under
Take a break and watch this shirtless man stop a robbery at a fast food restaurant
It would seem he removed his shirt especially for his heroics.
# 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.
# Down Under
Two more young GAA stars headed to Aussie Rules
Colin O’Riordan Tipp and Darragh Joyce of Kilkenny are off to Melbourne in October.
# PR gone wrong
This bar in Australia used naked women as platters and offended just about everyone
When a PR stunt backfires.
# PR gone wrong
This bar in Australia used naked women as platters and offended just about everyone
When a PR stunt backfires.
# voted down under
Hopes that Ireland's marriage equality vote would spread worldwide have suffered a setback
Ireland’s referendum has been a feature of the Australian debate.
# Down Under
"Not clean": The Fifa corruption investigation has spread to Australia
Australian police say they are looking into corruption claims around the country’s failed 2022 World Cup bid.
# Down Under
Another Irish footballer is packing his bags for Australia
Roy O’Donovan is off to the A-League.
Ciaran Byrne makes Carlton debut to become latest Irish star of Aussie Rules
The Blues were involved in a fiery encounter at the MCG.
# Big Mick
Michael Cheika is in trouble after 'approaching' a referee during a Waratahs game
There was a short exchange on the sideline.
# biblical weather
Cricket ball-sized hailstones have been raining down in Australia
And you were probably enjoying the sunshine this weekend.
# toilet check
This Irish lad's toilet guest is reason enough to never move to Australia, ever
Kill it with fire. Burn it all down.
# the duffer
Damien Duff's A-League career in doubt as Ireland star suffers double injury
The former Ireland man’s season looks to be over.
# Down Under
After leaving Derry City, Rory Patterson will be playing in Australia this year
The striker will be lining out for Cockburn City. Nope, us neither.
# Down Under
Mayo AFL star struck down for 12 weeks by injury as Adelaide respect Kildare rookie's decision
Pearce Hanley is going to be sidelined and miss out on action with Brisbane Lions.
# Down Under
It's Djokovic v Murray in Sunday's Australian Open final after another epic semi this morning
The World number one saw off Stan Wawrinka in five sets.
# Under the knife
Broken collarbone rules Quade Cooper out of Super Rugby for three months
On the plus side, he’ll be nice and fresh for the World Cup.
# Down Under
James McGee progresses in Australian Open qualifying
The Dubliner is through to the second round after victory over Slovakia’s Nobert Gombos.
# Down Under
James McGee has been drawn against a familiar foe in Australian Open qualifying
Both McGee and Louk Sorensen will face seeded opponents when qualifying begins on Wednesday.
# CWC15
History boys? Here's the Ireland squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup
There are just 39 days until the tournament gets underway.
# Down Under
G'day lads! Manchester City will play Real Madrid in Australia next summer
City confirmed for pre-season tournament at the 100,000-capacity MCG.
# Down Under
Spieth secures Australian Open as defending champion McIlroy fails to recover
The 21-year-old American set a new course record to win by six shots this morning.
# Down Under
Rory McIlroy implodes as trio lead Australian Open
McIlroy’s round faltered with a triple-bogey seven at the ninth after finding the rough off the tee.
# Down Under
Rory McIlroy well in contention after second round at Australian Open
The Northern Irishman wore a black ribbon as a mark of respect for Philip Hughes.
# Aussie Battles
27 tough and intense pics from the International Rules down through the years
Ireland face Australia in Perth tomorrow in the latest test. We’ve taken a look back at the games down through the years.
# in control
Ireland warm up for Australia International Rules test with 73 point win over VFL outfit
Good day for Paul Earley’s side.
# Down Under
Bizarre new training methods from the Irish International Rules team in Melbourne today
What sort of tactic is this that Paul Earley’s side are practising?