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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Sydney Swans

Last year
2022
# One step away
The Wolf of Portlaoise: Zach Tuohy is an Irish sporting story that needs to be savoured
Zach Tuohy plays his 250th AFL game in the Grand Final on Saturday.
# AFL
Tuohy on Portlaoise flag at the MCG: 'That was awesome. I am very proud of where I am from'
Sydney Swans secured a spot against Geelong in the AFL Grand Final next Saturday.
# Comeback
David Power: 'If it is possible down the line, he will put on that blue and gold jersey again'
Colin O’Riordan has called time on his seven-year Aussie Rules career because of a chronic hip injury.
# Colin O'Riordan
Tipperary star forced to call time on AFL career due to chronic hip injury
Colin O’Riordan played 34 games during a successful career Down Under.
# Sydney Swans
Colin O'Riordan out for 'a couple of weeks' from AFL action after eye poke
The club confirmed the Tipperary man needs to get his vision cleared and checked by specialists.
All time
# irish in oz
Wexford star signs contract extension at Sydney Swans
The club is backing Barry O’Connor to ‘push for senior selection’ in 2022.
# One More Year
Colin O'Riordan extends stay with Sydney Swans
‘O’Riordan is a valued presence both on and off the field at the club’, say the club.
# AFL
AFL finalists confirmed as regular season draws to a close
Several Irish players are in with a chance of claiming the 2021 Premiership.
# barry o'connor
Wexford GAA roots, an All-Ireland winning father and Aussie Rules life in Sydney
Hailing from a strong Wexford GAA family, Barry O’Connor is pursuing a different sporting dream in Sydney.
# hof
Indigenous AFL great Goodes declines hall of fame invite
The Aussie Rules icon was booed by fans in the final years of his career.
# AFL
Dublin's Madden makes winning debut for Brisbane while Tipp's O'Riordan triumphs with Sydney
It was a busy day for Irish players in the AFL.
# Treatment Table
O'Riordan cleared by Sydney for Mayo game and fitness boost for Tipperary with forward
Tipperary boss David Power believes the right decision was made in wearing the county’s traditional blue and gold jerseys for the All-Ireland semi-final.
# uncertainty
Tadhg Kennelly's future in doubt with Sydney Swans - reports
The 2005 Premiership winner is the club’s latest high-profile casualty following cuts due to Covid-19.
# Life Down Under
'People are saying ‘Wake me up when it’s 2021'' - Colin O'Riordan's strange season in Sydney
The Tipperary native and his Sydney Swans team-mates have had plenty to contend with this year.
# swan song
'He’s gone to another level': Colin O'Riordan rewarded with new contract at Sydney Swans
Former Tipperary dual star has impressed since making his senior Swans debut.
# Making The Move
'He’ll be a tremendous asset' - Sydney Swans confirm signing of Wexford footballer
Barry O’Connor will join Tipperary’s Colin O’Riordan at the club.
# 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.
# Men At Work
4 GAA players to head to Australia in April after last weekend's AFL combine in Dublin
20 Irish players attended last weekend’s AFL Combine in Belfield.
# never give up
After 2,136 days and 12 knee operations, Sydney Swans defender set for AFL return
Six years, five full knee reconstructions. Wow.
# Potential
Former Tipperary footballer impresses on Aussie Rules debut
Colin O’Riordan has received praise after making his first AFL appearance earlier today.
# breaking through
Tipperary's O'Riordan set to make AFL debut on Sunday for Sydney Swans
O’Riordan first joined the Sydney Swans in October 2015.
# Sydney Swans
'He tells it as it is and there’s no bullshit with him' - Tipp's O'Riordan aims for AFL breakthrough
Colin O’Riordan is aiming to progress this season.
# Down Under
Tadhg Kennelly appointed to new coaching role at the Sydney Swans
The former Kerry footballer returns to his old club.
# Pre-Season
Former Tipperary star Colin O'Riordan made his senior debut for the Sydney Swans yesterday
The 21-year-old wore number 38 in his first game for the AFL club.
# Ouch
O’Riordan's AFL dream on hold after breaking bone in his back and puncturing lung
The Tipp native endured a gruelling four-day car journey through the Australian desert after the incident.
# Tipp top day
'Emotion took over and I had a tear in my eye' - Cheering Tipp on from Oz
Colin O’Riordan reflects from Australia on Tipperary’s historic win.
# new recruit
Tipperary's Colin O'Riordan has given his first interview since moving Down Under
“It’s a new game and I want to show everyone I can adapt to it.”
# setting sail
'To be playing in the Grand Final over there, that's the dream I have going over'
Tipperary’s Colin O’Riordan is preparing for a new life in Australia after signing a two-year international rookie contract with the Sydney Swans.
# IStandWithAdam
Sydney Swans win without Adam Goodes as Australians rally in support of booed indigenous player
Aboriginal flags dotted the stadium.
# Going Well
Mayo’s Pearce Hanley scores on landmark AFL appearance
The Irish star could not prevent his side from losing, however.
# The Boy Done Well
Tadhg Kennelly hailed for Aussie Rules career as he enters Sydney Swans Hall of Fame
Kennelly’s career was recognised on Wednesday night.
# Back In The Game
Tommy Walsh makes winning return with Sydney Swans after 343 days out through injury
It was a good day for the Kerry native.
# Comeback Kid
Tommy Walsh back in action for Sydney Swans nearly 12 months after horror injury
Walsh will line up for the Sydney Swans reserve side against UWS Giants tomorrow.
# The Cat In Oz
Kilkenny hurling, the Sydney Swans and the Fennelly link between them
Michael Fennelly has returned from a stint with the Australian Rules club.
# Road To Recovery
'Uphill battle' to stay in AFL for Tommy Walsh as he fights back from horror hamstring injury
The Kerry native is continue to recover from a horror hamstring injury.
# living the dream
Tommy Walsh looks pleased to meet Modern Family's Sofia Vergara at training
Who wouldn’t be, in fairness.
# Interview
'I'm hoping to play for Kerry again before my best years are behind me' - Tommy Walsh
The 25-year-old AFL star admitted that the drive to represent his county is “still there”.
# Sports Science
Kilkenny hurler flying out for work experience with the Sydney Swans
Michael Fennelly hopes to convince the GAA to invest more money in collecting player data.
# International Rules
'It's been labelled as reverse racism' - Tadhg Kennelly
The former AFL title winner says the Australian’s all-indigenous selection has been questioned as the series continues to be criticized.
# Freo for Sam
Your 'The Irish Are Taking Over Australia' Picture of the Day
Irish, Irish everywhere.