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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Essendon

Last year
# late addition
Tipperary camogie player brings Irish AFLW involvement to 22
Megan Ryan has signed for Essendon as an injury replacement just two days out from the new season.
# Bomber
Fermanagh All-Ireland winner seals AFLW return
Joanne Doonan has committed to signing for Essendon, having recently excelled in the second-tier VFLW.
All time
AFL finalists confirmed as regular season draws to a close
Several Irish players are in with a chance of claiming the 2021 Premiership.
# Orchard Delight
Another AFL departure as Armagh star leaves Essendon after one year
Ross McQuillan has called it a day.
# next chapter
Football the focus for Tyrone's McKenna after Essendon exit but 'book not fully closed yet' in Australia
The former AFL star has also hit out at the Melbourne media after bidding farewell to the game – for now, anyway.
# Aussie Rules
Brilliant run and solo from Conor McKenna a highlight in Essendon's win in AFL
McKenna helped his side defeat Adelaide Crows 62-59.
# Man at Work
McKenna to return to training after serving AFL ban for breaking Covid-19 protocols
McKenna’s club Essendon face Collingwood this Friday night.
# bombers
Conor McKenna back to preparations for AFL season following break at home
The Tyrone native is in the mix for Essendon’s season opener.
# Homeward Bound
McKenna returns to Tyrone from AFL club 'due to homesickness and family-related reasons'
McKenna has been playing with Essendon since October 2014.
# Men At Work
Kerry, Tyrone and Laois players fly the Irish flag in 2019 AFL finals
Big couple of days for Conor McKenna, Mark O’Connor and Zach Tuohy.
Westmeath's Connellan calls time on Aussie Rules career and returns home to Ireland
The 24-year-old comes back home to focus on his studies and spend time with his family.
# Men At Work
4 GAA players to head to Australia in April after last weekend's AFL combine in Dublin
20 Irish players attended last weekend’s AFL Combine in Belfield.
# Aussie Rules
Tyrone's McKenna charged with serious misconduct after alleged bite in AFL game
The incident occurred in Essendon’s game with the Western Bulldogs.
# Gamechanger
Tyrone youngster Conor McKenna raises eyebrows with a solo in AFL clash
There have been questions asked about its place in the game’s rules.
# Essendon
New four-year deal for Tyrone's McKenna as he receives boost in Aussie Rules career
The Eglish native is staying with the Bombers.
# Looking for more
'There's no reason to leave': Tyrone's Conor McKenna eager to stay in the AFL
McKenna has impressed for Essendon since his arrival Down Under.
# Tragedy
Five dead after plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre
The plane crashed not long after take-off.
# 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.
Ciaran Byrne makes Carlton debut to become latest Irish star of Aussie Rules
The Blues were involved in a fiery encounter at the MCG.
# Saga
34 AFL players cleared as anti-doping tribunal 'not comfortably satisfied' they cheated
Past and present Essendon players were found not guilty of taking a banned substance.
# Prospects
Two more young Gaelic footballers are on their way to the AFL
Paddy Brophy and Conor McKenna are heading Down Under.
# Footie
'Dwarf set on fire' at end-of-season Aussie Rules party
When the league’s chief was told of the incident on live television, he began giggling.
View from Oz: another stalemate in the oval
Another week, another tie in the footy, writes Neil Sherwin in Perth.
# Down Under
View from Oz: Tommy Walsh makes assured AFL debut
Neil Sherwin sends his first weekly round-up from a land down under. He’s not the only Irishman taking care of business in Oz.