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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Melbourne

Last month
January 2023
# Wrap
Sabalenka, Rybakina march into Australian Open final showdown
The Wimbledon champion claimed a 7-6 (4) 6-3 victory on Rod Laver Arena.
# Melbourne
Tsitsipas powers past Lehecka into Australian Open semi-finals
Khachanov also through to last four after Korda retires.
# latest
Andy Murray's heroic Australian Open run ends as battling Djokovic stays on course
Murray bowed out in typically defiant style to Roberto Bautista Agut, while an ailing Djokovic ground past Grigor Dimitrov into the last 16.
# Melbourne
Ruthless Swiatek leads charge into Australian Open last 16
Meanwhile, organisers defended what Andy Murray called his ‘farce’ of a 4:05 am finish.
# Kinder Surprise
Irishman accused of smuggling cocaine to Australia 'internally' in Kinder Surprise capsules
If found guilty he faces a maximum penalty of 25 years’ imprisonment.
Last year
2022
# goldie
'She's so far ahead of everyone else' - Dublin's All-Ireland and AFLW champion
Sinéad Goldrick etched her name into history in 2022.
# Land down under
'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.
# Melbourne
Djokovic 'would love' to play at Australian Open: tournament chief
The nine-time champion from Serbia is currently serving a three-year ban from entering Australia.
# new horizons
Armagh star Mackin to make the move to Melbourne
The Demons have signed Blaithin Mackin for the 2022 season.
# Blaithin Mackin
Armagh star Mackin set to join AFLW Premiership finalists
Bláithín Mackin will link up with Sinead Goldrick at the Melbourne club.
# Dublin LGFA
Dublin footballer Lauren Magee departs AFLW club Melbourne
Magee played 11 games during her two seasons in Australia.
# Anger
Australian state 'p****d off' after Messi's Argentina pull out of highly anticipated clash
Ticket holders for the clash at Melbourne Cricket Ground will be eligible for refunds.
# Coronavirus
Legal requirement to self-isolate to end in England from Thursday, Johnson announces
The legal duty to self-isolate following a positive coronavirus test will fall away in the UK by the end of the week.
# One to go
Nadal on brink of history after beating Berrettini to reach Open final
The Spaniard will face either Daniil Medvedev or Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday’s final.
# Melbourne
Tsitsipas wins five-set thriller to reach quarter-final, second seed Sabalenka crashes out
Sabalenka lost an epic fourth-round clash to veteran Kaia Kanepi.
# down and out
Medvedev brands Australian Open crowd 'low IQ' for Ronaldo chants during win over Kyrgios
Meanwhile, former world number one Andy Murray lost out to Japanese player Taro Daniel in the second round.
# australian open
Djokovic returned to detention in Australia after having visa cancelled for second time
An court appeal is scheduled for tomorrow, just a day before the tennis player is scheduled to play his first match of the Australian Open.
# Land down under
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.
# Melbourne
Justice has spoken so Djokovic should play in Australian Open: Nadal
The Australian government has warned it could still force the Serb to leave by cancelling his visa for a second time.
# unforced error
Australia agrees to delay Djokovic's deportation until after Monday court hearing
The men’s tennis world No 1 is currently being held at an immigration detention facility in Melbourne.
All time
# Pole Position
Australia scent Ashes victory as England collapse again
Marcus Harris top-scored with a battling 76 against a dangerous English attack.
# game set and jabs
Djokovic on entry list for Australian Open, no Serena
The defending champion had refused to reveal whether he was inoculated against coronavirus, a requirement to play.
# Letter From Melbourne
Pandemic, protests and earthquakes: a Grand Final week like never before in Australia
Melbourne Demons and Western Bulldogs play the final in Perth after a chaotic week in their home city.
# Australia
Australia struck by magnitude 5.9 earthquake
The earthquake was the largest to rattle Australia since a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck in 2019.
# Australia
Melbourne riot police use pepper spray to disperse violent anti-vaccine protest
The city as been in strict lockdown for seven weeks as the city struggles to curb a Delta outbreak.
# Australia
Police injured, hundreds arrested in Melbourne anti-lockdown protest
Police made 200 arrests as six officers were taken to hospital in the clashes.
# Melbourne
Hundreds arrested in Australia protests as country faces its worst Covid-19 rise
New South Wales, where Sydney is located, reported 825 infections — a record for the entire country
# Australia
Melbourne extends snap lockdown as Australia fails to stop outbreak
About 12 million people are under lockdown in Melbourne and Sydney.
# covid outbreak
Australia's Melbourne and surrounding Victoria ordered into five-day lockdown
The largely Covid-free country is trying to halt an outbreak of the Delta variant.
# Australia
The city of Melbourne has been placed in lockdown after a spike in Covid-19 cases
A slow roll out of vaccines and hotel quarantine failings have been blamed for the spike in cases.
# Melbourne
AFL match attracts 'world record' pandemic crowd of over 78,000
Australia and New Zealand have hosted some of the largest sporting attendances since Covid-19 hit.
# return of the mack
Dublin star calls time on Aussie Rules career after two seasons at Melbourne
Niamh McEvoy has been ‘a highly valued and much-loved member of our team,’ the club say.
# Knockout Clashes
Cavan, Dublin and Mayo players to feature as 2021 AFLW finals begin next weekend
The regular season concluded today.
# Wrap
Dublin trio heading to AFLW finals with Melbourne as Kelly sisters shine in defeat
There were three more AFLW games down for decision on Sunday.
# AFLW
Staunton fires 3 goals as GWS Giants claim vital win and Dublin duo play in Melbourne success
The Mayo great played a key role as GWS Giants defeated St Kilda.
# AFLW
First success with Melbourne for Dublin's Magee while O'Dwyer and Considine enjoy dominant wins
The latest games involving Irish players in the AFLW took place this morning.
# Melbourne
Djokovic puts on a masterclass to cruise into ninth Australian Open final
The world number one ended Aslan Karatsev’s remarkable run in straight sets.
# Melbourne
Tsitsipas stuns Nadal in five sets to reach Australian Open semi-final
Earlier, a badly-cramping Daniil Medvedev won a brutal all-Russian clash against Andrey Rublev.
# surprise package
Russian qualifier extends fairytale run to Australian Open semis
On the women’s side as three-time major winner Osaka showed her superiority to reach her fourth Grand Slam semi-final.
# Melbourne
Thiem comes back from two sets down to silence Kyrgios in Australian Open epic
The Austrian won in five sets — 4-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-4.