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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Land down under

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# expert's view
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.
# expert's view
Cora 'back terrorising defences' and returning Rowe - what to expect from the AFLW's Irish this weekend
After a turbulent week, it’s all eyes on Round Two and the football itself.
# Land down under
Australian Open boss 'absolutely confident' it will go ahead despite Covid case and hundreds in isolation
Craig Tiley says the Australian Open will start as scheduled on Monday, and there are no plans to cancel.
# Flying Start
Irish star kicks first goal of 2021 AFLW season and inspires Collingwood to victory
Cavan’s Aishling Sheridan was on the double, as Sarah Rowe missed out through injury.
# Ready to go
Profiles, fixtures, TV - Everything you need to know about the Irish stars lining out in the AFLW
14 players are involved, with seven counties represented across eight clubs.
# Land down under
Brumbies bounce back to winning ways against Waratahs and reclaim Super Rugby AU lead
The clinical side reinforced their title credentials on a freezing Canberra night.
Three-in-a-row All-Ireland champion joins Dublin team-mates at Melbourne for 2021 season
Lauren Magee has become the latest Irish player confirmed for the new AFLW season.
# Land down under
Irish trio set to lead West Coast's line as Mayo Sister Act sign contract extensions
Grace and Niamh Kelly will return to the Eagles after impressing in their debut season.
# irish down under
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.
# Caught Out
Crusaders respond to video footage of players training together in public during lockdown
‘All of the players involved have acknowledged they made a mistake by sharing equipment.’
# best of both worlds
'Going out to Australia, it's not to make money - people might think it is. It's more to live as a professional athlete'
Tipperary and Western Bulldogs ace Aisling McCarthy enjoyed her second AFLW season, on and off the field.
# Irish Eye
'Mission impossible' - Australia's A-League finally pulls the plug
A quartet who have represented Ireland play their football in Australia.
# sport goes on
More Irish players heading home but six to feature this weekend in AFLW Final Series
Stars from Mayo, Tipperary, Cavan and Louth are set to line out in Oz.
# Closer Look
Everything you need to know about the Irish stars lining out in the AFLW Finals Series
Mayo, Galway, Cavan, Louth, Tipperary and Fermanagh will be represented Down Under this weekend.
# Land down under
Knee injury rules Mayo star out for remainder of Aussie Rules season
A blow for Grace Kelly, though the future of the 2020 season remains unclear in current circumstances.
# irish down under
AFL and AFLW seasons to go ahead for now - behind closed doors
There are 18 Irishmen and 18 Irishwomen contracted to clubs in Oz.
# aflw round-up
Mayo sisters' central roles in first-ever win and Gaelic-style goal the highlights for Irish Down Under
Goals and impact galore from the 15 Irish stars involved this weekend.
# Going Well
Mayo star Rowe on the double as Irish face off in Aussie Rules double-header for bushfire relief
Dublin duo Sinéad Goldrick and Niamh McEvoy were on the winning side as Melbourne beat Rowe and Aishling Sheridan’s Collingwood.
# Land down under
Another Kerry All-Ireland minor winner set for AFL switch as Brisbane Lions make move
Dingle’s Deividas Uosis is to focus on Australian Rules.
# Heavy Hit
Down star 'on the mend' after sustaining head injury in action for St Kilda
Clara Fitzpatrick has been excellent in her debut AFLW season.
# Irish Eye
Two on target as Cavan star's first goal the highlight of big weekend for Irish in Oz
Aishling Sheridan and Clare’s Ailish Considine both chipped in with goals Down Under.
# Land down under
Dublin All-Star set for Aussie Rules debut after illness as 16 Irish selected for round two
Niamh McEvoy joins Sinéad Goldrick in the Melbourne side to face Aisling McCarthy and Katy Herron’s Western Bulldogs.
# Irish Eye
More winning debuts, goals and county teammates going head-to-head on AFLW opening weekend
Tipperary star Aisling McCarthy led the Irish contingent Down Under.
# A Whole New World
15 Irish stars selected for round one in Oz - with 10 in line for AFLW debuts
Dublin star Sinéad Goldrick is one of many set to make their debut as the 2020 season kicks off.
# Land down under
'Telling players they have to choose isn't fair' - Aussie Rules agent hits back at Mayo ladies boss' comments
12 of the 18 Irishwomen preparing for AFLW action are managed by CrossCoders – and its co-founder Jason Hill has responded to Peter Leahy’s claims.
# Land down under
Cora Staunton makes goalscoring return in Australia after career-threatening triple leg-break
Clubs are ramping up their preparations for the new AFLW season.
# melbourne match up
Irish stars to face off in Aussie Rules double-header to raise funds for bushfire relief
Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium will host the two clashes next month.
# Flying the flag
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.
# Land down under
'I wouldn't be surprised if we see some of them staying and not going back for Gaelic football'
AFLW agent and CrossCoders co-founder Jason Hill outlines potential changes to the league – and the knock-on effect for the Irish involved.
# Irish Eye
'The situation has got real messy, real quick' - AFLW's future hangs in balance amid dispute
Eighteen Irishwomen are currently on lists for the 2020 season.
# Irish Influence
'Dublin holds a special place in our heart, given the connection to Jimmy and the Stynes family'
Sinéad Goldrick and Niamh McEvoy become Melbourne’s first AFLW international rookies.
# Land down under
Top Cork, Galway and Meath stars set to travel to AFLW combine in Melbourne
16 Irish players have been confirmed for the 2020 season thus far.
# Around The World
'Just a whirlwind' - Sealing AFLW deal in Oz to booking All-Ireland final spot in a week
Fermanagh captain Joanne Doonan becomes the 15th Irish player confirmed for the 2020 season Down Under, after signing for Carlton Blues.
# Land down under
Mayo midfielder becomes latest player to make AFLW move in signing for North Melbourne
Aileen Gilroy will join Galway’s Mairead Seoighe next season.
# Lucky 13
'It's something I never thought could work out for me' - Donegal star Herron lands AFLW deal
Katy Herron has signed for Western Bulldogs, becoming the 13th Irish player confirmed for the 2020 season.
# another one...
'I never imagined I'd get this opportunity. It's a pinch myself moment'
Galway star Mairead Seoighe has penned a deal with North Melbourne for the 2020 AFLW season.
# Double Swoop
Louth captain the latest set for AFLW as Fremantle prepare offers for Irish duo
The42 understands that Kate Flood is one of two Irish players heading to Freo.
# Land down under
Tipperary's O'Riordan recalled by Sydney Swans while Hanley and Tuohy return to starting sides in AFL
Irish players are back in the frame for this weekend’s AFL games.
# Land down under
Best of both worlds for now, but Mayo star Rowe understands growing fear of AFLW
Sarah Rowe has re-signed for Collingwood for 2020, but remains committed to the Green and Red after refusing a two-year contract.
# cross coder
'I'll get a proper taste' - Cavan star forward heading to Oz to chase AFLW contract
Aishling Sheridan will spend four weeks playing for a VFLW team alongside Clare’s Ailish Considine.