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# afl - Yesterday’s News

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# afl - Saturday 13 May, 2017

After ditching plans to study medicine and play for Leinster, Meath teen is determined to excel in AFL

Six months after making the move to Melbourne, Conor Nash is delighted he decided to join Hawthorn.

Mark O'Connor makes AFL debut but Geelong overpowered

The Kerry native made his bow at the MCG.

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# afl - Friday 12 May, 2017

A Christmas break at home in Louth got Byrne back on Aussie Rules track after torn cruciate

22-year-old Ciaran Byrne is close to recovery after last July’s setback.

# afl - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'It's extremely overwhelming' - Surprise for Kerry youngster at Aussie Rules breakthrough

Mark O’Connor will make his bow at the MCG on Saturday.

Kerry's Mark O'Connor set to make AFL debut on Saturday after stunning progress with Geelong

O’Connor has only played four games of reserve action in the VFL.

# afl - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

'No forcing or pressuring' - Kildare boss to give Brophy time after Aussie Rules career in Perth ends

Cian O’Neill admits Paddy Brophy could be a huge addition to the Kildare squad.

Aussie Rules players are learning about Chinese culture ahead of historic AFL match

Port Adelaide Power and the Gold Coast Suns face off in Shanghai this month.

# afl - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Boost for Kildare football as Brophy ends Aussie Rules career to return to Ireland

Brophy moved to West Coast Eagles in October 2014.

# afl - Friday 14 April, 2017

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.

# afl - Monday 27 March, 2017

Mayo's Hanley brothers return home from Australia to be with terminally-ill brother

Pearce and Cian Hanley are current players in the Australian Football League.

# afl - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Pearce Hanley: Leaving Brisbane, his brother and dog behind for a fresh start in Aussie Rules Interview This post contains videos

Pearce Hanley: Leaving Brisbane, his brother and dog behind for a fresh start in Aussie Rules

We caught up with the Mayo man ahead of his 10th AFL season and a Round 1 game against his former employers.

# afl - Sunday 12 March, 2017

'I had some dark days' - Cork's Sheehan set for fresh Aussie Rules start after injury nightmare

The 26-year-old has been cursed by injuries but the Cork man is positive ahead of the season.

# afl - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Cork's Sheehan makes Aussie Rules comeback from injury to play first game in 9 months

The 26-year-old lined out for Northern Blues today.

# afl - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Why is injury so common for GAA players who switch codes to Aussie Rules?

“The clock is stopping, the pitch is twice as big and the game is twice as long. It’s a lot more impact and load than you’re used to.”

# afl - Monday 20 February, 2017

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.

# afl - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Fitness, food and 4-hour training sessions: A day in the life of Ireland's newest AFL star

Laura Corrigan Duryea is making waves in the inaugural ‘professional’ women’s Australian Football League.

# afl - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Artificial intelligence helped the AFL champions end a 62-year famine, but will we ever see it in GAA?

The Western Bulldogs started doing things differently in 2014 and last October won their first AFL Grand Final since 1954.

# afl - Monday 28 November, 2016

Cork's Sheehan to stay with Carlton for 2017 season after AFL rookie draft

The 26 year-old has battled injuries in recent seasons.

Back from AFL life with Fremantle to give Kildare football a boost for 2017

Sean Hurley is making an inter-county return.

# afl - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Cooper concern over 'fairly aggressive' poaching of Kerry's young talent by AFL

“They are holding clinics and sure, we have our own man, Tadhg Kennelly, stuck in the middle of it.”

# afl - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

'It's such an opportunity and you can't let it go': Mark O'Connor on chasing AFL dream

The midfielder has been getting advice off Zach Tuohy as he prepares for his debut season.

# afl - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Choosing an AFL career with Hawthorn over Leinster rugby and Meath football

Navan teenager Conor Nash is heading to Australia.

# afl - Monday 31 October, 2016

Rising Meath star Conor Nash seals deal with AFL side Hawthorn

The move may prevent the midfielder playing for his club Simonstown Gaels in the Leinster quarter-final clash with Rhode.

# afl - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Another big Irish AFL move as Tuohy set for Geelong switch

The Laois half-back joined Carlton on an international rookie deal in 2010.

# afl - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Former Kerry minor star Mark O'Connor signs with AFL club Geelong

The 19-year-old’s departure is a blow for the Kingdom.

Mayo man Pearce Hanley completes move to AFL rivals Gold Coast Suns

The 27-year-old played 129 games in his eight years at the Brisbane Lions.

# afl - Monday 10 October, 2016

Zach Tuohy requests trade to Geelong after turning down Carlton's contract offer

The Cats must now broker a trade with Tuohy’s club to secure his signature.

3 Australian Rules clubs in the race to sign up Kerry's 2015 All-Ireland minor winning captain

Mark O’Connor is wanted after a recent trial in Melbourne.

# afl - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Western Bulldogs beat Sydney to end 62-year title wait

An omen, Mayo fans?

# afl - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Transfer speculation over the future of Irish duo Tuohy and Hanley in the AFL

Zach Tuohy is out of contract at Carlton while there’s reports that Pearse Hanley may be leaving Brisbane Lions.

# afl - Thursday 15 September, 2016

One of Kerry's brightest young talents is heading to Melbourne for trials with AFL clubs

Dingle’s Mark O’Connor will get a chance to impress in Aussie Rules.

# afl - Friday 26 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Australian footballer calls for better education about race after blackface tribute Nic Naitanui

Australian footballer calls for better education about race after blackface tribute

A mother painted her son’s skin brown to resemble the player.

# afl - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

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.

# afl - Monday 22 August, 2016

Banana thrown at indigenous Aussie Rules star as racism continues to dog the sport

The woman has been hit with an indefinite ban by Port Adelaide, but has also been inducted to the club’s social awareness program.

# afl - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Australian Rules footballer kicks his own leg so hard he breaks it in two places Terrible Luck This post contains videos

Australian Rules footballer kicks his own leg so hard he breaks it in two places

Western Bulldogs midfielder Mitch Wallis suffered the horrific injuries during their game with St Kilda.

# afl - Monday 4 July, 2016

Huge setback for Irish AFL player Byrne after cruciate tear confirmation

The Louth native will miss the rest of the 2016 AFL season.

# afl - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Fears that Louth's Ciaran Byrne tore cruciate in AFL game with Carlton in Melbourne today

The injury was suffered late on in the match against Collingwood at the MCG.

# afl - Monday 20 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Australian sports chief apologises for joking about 'drowning' this journalist Australian Rules

Australian sports chief apologises for joking about 'drowning' this journalist

He described her as a “black widow”, and his comments have caused a kerfuffle in Australia.

# afl - Saturday 21 May, 2016

'I was contemplating getting on the next plane home', but now Louth star is living his AFL dream

Ciarán Byrne has put his injury nightmare behind him and today plays his seventh successive game for a rejuvenated Carlton side who have won four in a row.

# afl - Thursday 12 May, 2016

After being injured for 18 months, Cork's Sheehan will make Aussie Rules comeback this weekend

The 2010 All-Ireland winner will be in action for the Northern Blues.

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