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Thursday 5 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Land down under

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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.
A moment of magic from Pearce Hanley helps Brisbane to shock Aussie Rules win
Mayo man inspires Brisbane to victory over Gold Coast.
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.
Tipperary lose Colin O'Riordan as dual star signs AFL contract
Darragh Joyce, meanwhile, is hopeful of securing a deal in Australia too.
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.
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.
How James McGee's Grand Slam breakthrough set the course for an ambitious 2015
Ireland’s top tennis player is in action at Australian Open qualifying next week.
From Cahill to Warne: These are our favourite Australian sports stars of the last 25 years
With the Wallabies in town, and our International Rules lads down under, we’ve been thinking about some old favourites.
Drunken hunter fights off Australian croc with an eye-poke
The younger adventurer had to think fast after being attacked by the large reptile.
Could a date change save the International Rules series?
Talk of a one-game series between Ireland and Australia is “not ideal”, admits manager Paul Earley.
Australian academic proposes adoption of new national flag
John Blaxland reckons his proposed flag could replace three different flags currently in use in Australia.
Down starlet Mooney looking forward to life down under
Eighteen-year-old set to complete his move to Collingwood next Wednesday.
View from Oz: historic weekend as new boys Gold Coast pick up first-ever AFL win
Neil Sherwin spent the long weekend holed up in a small little Aussie bar watching sport on the telly. Here’s what he made of the action Down Under.
Forty per cent rise in Australian working holiday visa applications
There’s been a big increase in the numbers of young Irish people applying for Australian visas, while many who are already there are reluctant to return to Ireland.
Teenage girl alleges affair with Ricky Nixon
Super-agent who lured Irish GAA stars to Australia admits that his actions were “inappropriate”.
Opportunity knocks for Tommy Walsh as St. Kilda suspend unruly quartet
Former Kerry star Tommy Walsh may get his chance earlier than expected after the Melbourne side’s latest drug scandal.
The Magnificent Seven: Australian Open moments
As thinks hot up Down Under, Niall Kelly looks back at some of the best games from the Australian Open. New balls please!