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Lucky glasses and unlucky breaks - The best photos from Ireland's International Rules defeat

Australia ran out 10-point winners in Perth.

Ireland team warm up before the start of the game The Ireland team warm up in Perth. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Young Ireland supporters at the game Two young Ireland fans take in the action. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

The Ireland management stand for the national anthem The Ireland team and management stand for the national anthem. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Aidan Walsh and Sean Cavanagh go up against Jobe Watson and Nick Riewoldt. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Brodie Smith and Aidan OÕShea Brodie Smith tackles Aidan O'Shea. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Nick Smith and Luke Hodge with Conor McManus Nick Smith and Luke Hodge try to crowd out Conor McManus. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Jobe Watson and Nick Riewoldt with Sean Cavanagh Jobe Watson and Nick Riewoldt tag team Sean Cavanagh Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

A dejected Colm Begley Colm Begley Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

A dejected Conor McManus Ireland's Player of the Series Conor McManus Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

A dejected Michael Murphy Captain Michael Murphy Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Australia players celebrate with the Cormac McAnallen Cup The Australian players celebrate with the Cormac McAnallen Cup for the first time since 2010. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

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