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# Land down under

Monaghan captain Atkinson joins AFLW side Collingwood
Muireann Atkinson links up with familiar faces Sarah Rowe and Aishling Sheridan at the club.
Last month
November 2023
Cork 20-year-old O'Connell signs for AFL side St Kilda
‘Liam’s athleticism is his standout feature, while his Gaelic football skills should translate well.’
This year
O'Dwyer and McLaughlin impress in AFLW wins for Lions and Suns
Two huge one-sided wins for Irish women in action.
Meet the 33: Record number of Irish players set for new AFLW season
17 different counties are represented across 14 clubs Down Under.
Letter from Sydney: The calm before the storm ahead of World Cup D-Day
The42′s Emma Duffy and Sinead O’Carroll, Editor of The Journal, are at the Women’s World Cup.
Letter from Australia: Céad míle fáilte as Ireland get straight to work in Brisbane
Ireland hosted an open training session on Wednesday as they settle in to their pre-tournament camp in Brisbane.
New documentary on Ireland WNT to air the night before World Cup opener
Katie McCabe fully fit, as Pauw declares Ireland 'will not be afraid' in World Cup opener
Tipp's Colin O'Riordan returns to Sydney Swans in coaching role
He will assist the AFLW programme in the absence of head coach Scott Gowans.
Donegal star Bonner set for AFLW return as one of three Irish Draft picks
Roscommon’s Joanne Cregg and Tyrone native Cara McCrossan have also been snapped up.
Bath coach joins Eddie Jones' Wallabies ahead of World Cup
Neal Hatley was part of Jones’ coaching set-up when he was England manager.
Mayo and Laois stars sign AFLW deals
Dayna Finn and Erone Fitzpatrick have joined Carlton.
Dublin camogie star joins Collingwood's second-tier Aussie Rules team
Ali Twomey will line out in the VFLW this season.
Cork player Mark Keane returning to Australia to resume AFL career
Keane won an All-Ireland junior club hurling medal last weekend in Croke Park.
Multi-talented Rowe eyes World Cup dream as Ireland's Quinn hits out at 'unfair' ticket allocation
The Girls In Green’s first-ever major tournament is moving into full view.
Djokovic romps in first singles clash in Australia since deportation
The Serbian crushed Constant Lestienne at the Adelaide International to kickstart his bid for another Grand Slam title.
Novak Djokovic makes losing return to Australia but given warm welcome back
Djokovic lost his first-round doubles match with Vasek Pospisil at the Adelaide International.
Last year
Nadal crashes in season-opening match as Swiatek cruises at United Cup
Cameron Norrie sealed the biggest win of his career by defeating Nadal in Sydney.
'Appetite and need will remain' for Irish players joining AFLW - Melbourne list manager
Todd Patterson works with Sinéad Goldrick and Blaithin Mackin at the reigning champions.
Meath, Armagh, Leitrim and Mayo stars nominated for AFLW awards
Vikki Wall and Blaithin Mackin are up for Best First-Year Player, with Áine Tighe and Aileen Gilroy in the running for MVP.
Kelly and Wall star, with Irish involvement in all four teams left in AFLW race
Niamh Kelly’s Adelaide Crows and Vikki Wall’s North Melbourne came through today’s clashes.
Mayo star defies 'season-ending' prognosis to return, but Meath All-Ireland winner out
There’s mixed fortunes for Rachel Kearns and Orlagh Lally in the AFLW.
'Athletic beast' Vikki Wall one of several Irish goal-scorers in AFLW this weekend
Aisling McCarthy, Cora Staunton and Áine Tighe were also on target.
Meath and Cork stars confirmed for AFLW debuts on Saturday
Vikki Wall and Erika O’Shea will both feature for North Melbourne.
The 22 Irish stars set for the new AFLW season
They’re spread across 12 teams and hail from 12 different counties.
Kerry's O'Connor signs new contract with AFL side Geelong until 2024
The Dingle native has thrived since switching from Gaelic football to Aussie Rules.
The five Irish stars left standing at the business end of the AFLW season
The preliminary finals take place this weekend, with the winners prevailing to next Saturday’s Grand final.
'Ultimate utility player' Tighe and the other Irish stars in the Covid-hit AFLW final series
The finals series has been pushed back a week due to Covid chaos at Collingwood.
'Outstanding' Tighe stars in new position as Fremantle make it four wins from four
Sarah Rowe and Aishling Sheridan were on the losing Collingwood side.
'An absolute knob' - Kyrgios' Open antics slammed, but he and Kokkinakis roar into doubles final
The wild cards defeated Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos overnight.
O'Dwyer stars again as Brisbane win, Gilroy reveals surgery after being bitten by spider
The pair have been among the brightest stars of the 2022 AFLW’s 14-strong Irish contingent.
Melbourne's Dublin duo set for first AFLW appearances of 2022 after missing opener
Sinéad Goldrick and Lauren Magee have been catapulted into the starting team to face Richmond.
Fit-again Halep battles into Melbourne semi-finals as Barty wins in Adelaide
Preparations are ramping up for the Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic reveals he has medical exemption to play in Australian Open
The defending champion has refused to confirm if he has been vaccinated against Covid-19.
All time
England collapse again as Australia turn screw in second Ashes Test
If the visitors go 2-0 down in Adelaide, the Ashes are as good as gone.
Ruthless Australia crush England in first Ashes Test
Former Australia warns England are already in danger of a whitewash – ‘If they don’t win in Adelaide then there could be shades of ’06/07.’
O'Dwyer faces three Irish counterparts - one a Tipp team-mate - in Brisbane's AFLW title defence opener
The 2022 AFLW season kicks off on the weekend of 7/8/9 January, with 14 Irish players involved.
Sydney to host 11 games, Auckland nine at 2023 Women's World Cup
Stadium Australia will host the final on 20 August 2023.
Dream Melbourne Cup success for James McDonald and Verry Elleegant
Joseph O’Brien’s defending champion Twilight Payment finished 11th.
Wexford star signs contract extension at Sydney Swans
The club is backing Barry O’Connor to ‘push for senior selection’ in 2022.
Mayo and Galway dual star becomes first Irish player to sign for Geelong's AFLW side
Rachel Kearns is the 14th Irish player confirmed for the upcoming season.
Fremantle show faith in Leitrim star with new deal despite two injury-ravaged seasons
Áine Tighe will look to make her AFLW debut next season after a nightmare run of knee injuries.