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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# irish down under

This year
The Irish players to watch in the 2023 AFL season
The AFL season kicks off this week.
Last year
The Wolf of Portlaoise: Zach Tuohy is an Irish sporting story that needs to be savoured
Zach Tuohy plays his 250th AFL game in the Grand Final on Saturday.
‘It was a big gamble’ – The Irish players on the hard road in Australia
Bríd Stack, Joanne Doonan and Clara Fitzpatrick on overcoming obstacles to make it in the AFLW.
Crunch time looms for the Irish in the AFL on and off the field
The AFL final series gets underway next week.
Former Armagh footballer selected by Fremantle in the AFLW Draft
Amy Mulholland has enjoyed a remarkable two-year rise from the amateurs to AFLW.
Second Meath All-Ireland winner set for AFLW move
Meath midfielder Orlagh Lally will join Vikki Wall in making the move to AFL Women’s.
Galway star Áine McDonagh set for AFLW move
McDonagh will become the first Irish AFLW Hawk.
Mayo forward set to join St Kilda, O'Dwyer weighing up offers
Meanwhile, several clubs have shown interest in All-Australian Orla O’Dwyer.
Mayo speedster requests trade to AFLW champions
Elsewhere, 2021 All Stars Erika O’Shea and Vikki Wall are closing in on a move to North Melbourne.
Cork All-Star defender set to receive AFLW contract offers
North Melbourne and St Kilda are amongst the clubs interested in Erika O’Shea.
Clare's Considine crowned AFLW champion again after Grand final win with Adelaide
The Crows saw off Melbourne in the decider, with Sinéad Goldrick excellent in defeat.
‘Irish people watch it and think it should be as clean as Gaelic football. They are completely different’
Ahead of the AFLW grand final, Sarah Rowe and Ailish Considine discuss the perception of the game in Ireland and the rising standards in Australia.
Orla O'Dwyer makes history as first ever Irish AFLW All-Australian
The selection was announced at the W Awards in Melbourne today.
Colin O'Riordan out for 'a couple of weeks' from AFL action after eye poke
The club confirmed the Tipperary man needs to get his vision cleared and checked by specialists.
Insulted, ignored, persevering: AFL is home to great Irish sporting stories
The 2022 AFL season kicks off on Wednesday with 11 Irish players involved.
O'Dwyer continues remarkable season as AFLW final series schedule confirmed
An Irish Premiership winner is guaranteed in 2022.
Irish players facing tough decision as AFLW season set to kick off in August
Clubs were informed in a meeting on Wednesday about the new provisional start date.
All time
Former Cavan footballer appointed high-performance manager of AFL outfit St Kilda
Nicholas Walsh will take up the position ahead of the 2022 season.
Ins and outs, more goals and a potential 'blood bath' - what to expect from the Irish Down Under
An expert’s view from Australia, with nine Irish stars featuring across Round Six this weekend.
AFLW review and preview - injury blow for Collingwood's 'firing Irish duo' and 'write Cora off at your peril'
TG4 is showing two full games this weekend, along with Monday evening’s highlights show.
Mayo team-mates facing off and '2021's breakout star' - what to expect from the Irish in Oz this weekend
A closer look at how the AFLW’s Irish contingent will fare in Round Four with CrossCoders agent Jason Hill.
Dublin-Mayo rivalry renewed and Tipp team-mates go head-to-head in Australia this weekend
What to expect from the AFLW’s Irish stars in Round Three, courtesy of an expert on the ground Down Under.
Big milestone ahead as Zach Tuohy set to go second on AFL appearance list for Irish players
The Laois star and Kerry’s Mark O’Connor are in line for a big clash with Geelong.
AFLW survives crisis with league set to return unchanged for 2021 season
18 Irish players were on the books in 2020 – though there looks to be a clash ahead between pre-season in Australia and the inter-county football championships.
AFL and AFLW seasons to go ahead for now - behind closed doors
There are 18 Irishmen and 18 Irishwomen contracted to clubs in Oz.
'It doesn’t look great at this stage' - Blow as Leitrim star suffers another knee injury ahead of AFLW debut
‘She is such an exciting player and has done everything right for the club so far,’ says Áine Tighe’s manager at Fremantle.
18 Irish players ready to go as 2020 AFLW season set in stone following ugly dispute
All has been resolved with fixtures in place for next year.
2020 AFLW season still up in the air as ugly dispute rumbles on
Eighteen Irishwomen are currently on lists, as the plot thickens.
Mayo star Rowe nails difficult kick for first AFLW goal in stunning performance
Her Collingwood side fell short but there was no shortage of Irish pride at Ikon Park.
'I never thought I'd be playing against Cora Staunton in Australia, I'll tell you that'
Is it February yet? Ireland’s AFLW duo Laura Corrigan Duryea and Cora Staunton are set to lock horns in Round One.
Irish in NZ angered by article quoting rates of 'sex-disease' in community
The article quotes stats from a Christchurch sexual health clinic which has given details of appointments by Irish people but not on other nationalities.