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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Land down under

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# 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.
# western way
'It's something as a child you dream of. To do that alongside my sister in Australia is class'
From the west of Ireland to the West Coast Eagles, Mayo sisters Niamh and Grace Kelly on seizing the opportunity of a lifetime.
# Land down under
Mayo's Kelly sisters set for AFLW move as the latest Irish stars to cross codes
Niamh and Grace Kelly have agreed terms with the West Coast Eagles.
# Land down under
Liverpool great Fowler named head coach of A-League side Brisbane Roar
Brisbane Roar confirmed the appointment overnight.
# Land down under
Blow for Donegal as Curran's side plan for business end without AFLW star Bonner
The Glenfin forward starred for Greater Western Sydney (GWS) this year.
# Wizard of Oz
'That's when it dawned on me that this isn't just a hobby. People's lives depend on this'
Mayo and Collingwood star Sarah Rowe reflects on her entire AFLW experience as she readjusts to Gaelic football.
Clare's Considine makes Grand Final cut while Tipp star up for prestigious award
A successful season for the Irish Down Under concludes this weekend.
# cora
'My Mayo days are done,' says Staunton as decision to be made on AFLW future
The 37-year-old has shut the door on a return to inter-county action.
# irish down under
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.
# Land down under
Hoey leads the way in Perth but early disappointment for Dunne and Moynihan
It’s been a mixed opening round in Australia.
# Irish Eye
Two on target as Bonner scoring on debut the highlight of big weekend for Irish in Oz
The Donegal star kicked a goal, while Cora Staunton finished with two.
# Crossing Codes
'Proud' team-mates watching on but 'can't wait' to welcome AFLW stars back to fold
Donegal’s Yvonne Bonner and Mayo’s Sarah Rowe will be big misses in their respective set-ups as the league kicks off.
# Flying the flag
Three Irish stars set for dream starts as new AFLW season kicks off this weekend
Donegal star forward Yvonne Bonner and Mayo duo Sarah Rowe and Cora Staunton all start.
# Land down under
'It was clear to see that they were very interested in the Irish players from the get-go'
Monaghan midfielder Muireann Atkinson was one of 11 Irish players on an AFLW trial in Melbourne late last year.
# Land down under
'Our pre-seasons were brutal. I’ve never gone through anything like it in my life'
Derry legend Dermot McNicholl discusses his stint in the AFL, the Oak Leafers’ All-Ireland victory 25 years ago and the rise in GAA stars heading Down Under.
# d-day looms
Decision on under-fire Cheika's Wallabies future to be finalised 'ahead of Christmas'
Rugby Australia chairman Cameron Clyne said the board will conduct a review and make a decision in the next two weeks
# drafted down under
Tipperary star becomes latest Irish player to join AFLW by signing with Western Bulldogs
Aisling McCarthy has been picked up in the 2018 Draft in Melbourne.
# Land down under
Clare dual star signs pro deal with AFLW side Adelaide Crows
‘As soon as I realised, I couldn’t believe it,’ Ailish Considine said.
# cross coders
'This opportunity is mad. It'll be a great experience, a once-in-a-lifetime thing'
Tipperary star Aisling McCarthy is one of 11 Irish footballers taking part in an exciting AFLW rookie trial this week.
# Land down under
Tadhg Kennelly gives the Ireland rugby squad a tour of life at the Sydney Swans
Rob Kearney was eager to test out his AFL kicking skills.
# Land down under
The Rugby Show: Reaction from Brisbane after Ireland buckle against Australia
Murray Kinsella joined us from Brisbane to look back at Ireland’s defeat to Australia this morning.
# cora the explorer
Cora Staunton caps impressive few months in Oz with Giants' Goal of the Year
Her effort against the Western Bulldogs earned her the accolade.
# Flying the flag
'Fish in water' Staunton writes history but loses out in battle of the Irish Down Under
Laura Corrigan Duryea’s Melbourne FC snatched the win at the death.
# Land down under
Defending champion Federer maintains flawless record to reach quarter-final
Swiss star Roger Federer eased past Marton Fucsovics in the Australian Open fourth round.
# Done Deal
'The club wants to go places and I'm in the same boat' - The AFL's latest Irish import
Galway’s Cillian McDaid has signed for Melbourne side Carlton.
# Land down under
Ireland squad start countdown in Melbourne to Sunday's first game in Adelaide
Joe Kernan and his squad are getting set to face Australia.
# Land down under
AFL side reportedly showing 'genuine interest' in Galway U21 star
Cillian McDaid has impressed Melbourne club Carlton.
# an bhfuil cead agam...
An Irish girl in Australia got a brilliant Gaeilge tattoo on her arm because she kept getting asked to speak Irish
This joke better land down under.
# Irish Eye
Derry youngster Conor Glass set to make AFL debut on Saturday
The former Derry minor captain signed for Hawthorn in October 2015.
# Land down under
Michael Conlan could fight in Australia this summer on undercard of Pacquiao's title defence
The bout would take place in Brisbane in July.
# Land down under
From Dingle to Geelong - a Kerry All-Ireland winning captain starting an Aussie Rules career
Mark O’Connor has made the move to a new sport.
# Land down under
Brisbane coach says they're not in the race to bring Robbie Keane to Oz
Ireland’s record goalscorer has been heavily linked with a move to the A-League.
# language down under
This ‘CU in the NT’ unofficial tourism slogan is blowing up in Australia
Northern Territory, that is.
# Land down under
10 times the Irish in Australia were absolute heroes
Doing god’s work.
# Land down under
Westmeath could lose one of their brightest stars as Connellan heads to Australia
The 21-year-old is spending a month on trial with St Kilda.
# The Lions Roar
A moment of magic from Pearce Hanley helps Brisbane to shock Aussie Rules win
Mayo man inspires Brisbane to victory over Gold Coast.
# Land down under
Andy Keogh not giving up on Ireland aspirations as he aims to fire Perth to glory
After breaking an A-League record by scoring in eight consecutive games, Australian media have compared the Irish striker to Jamie Vardy.
# Land down under
Tipperary lose Colin O'Riordan as dual star signs AFL contract
Darragh Joyce, meanwhile, is hopeful of securing a deal in Australia too.
# Land down under
Leaving so soon? Hagan to head for Super Rugby after short-term Leinster deal
Prop signs for Melbourne Rebels until the end of 2017 season.
# Land down under
Did Prince Harry just have a sly dig at the Australian media?
The royal is currently on a tour of Australia, and the media is following him *very* closely.