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#AFL

# afl - Friday 3 July, 2020

Virus forces Aussie Rules teams out of Melbourne AFL

Virus forces Aussie Rules teams out of Melbourne

There are 12 Irish players currently on the books of Melbourne clubs.

# afl - Monday 29 June, 2020

McKenna to return to training after serving AFL ban for breaking Covid-19 protocols

McKenna’s club Essendon face Collingwood this Friday night.

# afl - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Bizarre twist as Irish AFL star Conor McKenna tests negative for Covid-19

The former Tyrone minor initially tested positive.

# afl - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Former Tyrone ace and AFL player Conor McKenna gets Covid-19

Essendon confirmed their AFL match against Melbourne tomorrow has been postponed.

# afl - Friday 12 June, 2020

O'Connor and Tuohy enjoy 61-point victory with Geelong as AFL action resumes

The Kerry and Laois players saw their team cruise past Hawthorn in today’s Round 2 clash.

# afl - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Aussie Rules teams take a knee as virus-hit season resumes with Irish players set to feature this weekend

Richmond and Collingwood played out a 36-36 draw this morning at the MCG.

# afl - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Australia set for biggest sporting crowd in months as AFL returns

Around 2,000 fans will attend Port Adelaide’s clash against rivals Adelaide on Saturday.

# afl - Friday 5 June, 2020

'I haven’t told many friends about the racist encounters on the football field'

Kerry All-Ireland winner and current Australian Rules player Stefan Okunbor on his experiences of racism in Ireland.

# afl - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

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.

# afl - Saturday 16 May, 2020

'It's very overwhelming, it feels like someone has shot you in the back of the heel'

Kerry’s Stefan Okunbor on recovery from a ruptured Achilles tendon and adjusting to Aussie Rules.

# afl - Friday 15 May, 2020

Irish players set for return to action as AFL season to restart on 11 June

The Australian Football League said non-contact training will resume in groups of eight on Monday.

# afl - Sunday 5 April, 2020

International Rules Series due to take place in Ireland in November postponed Off

International Rules Series due to take place in Ireland in November postponed

There is little certainty about when the series might makes its comeback.

# afl - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

AFL chief insists all 18 clubs will survive as Covid-19 causes financial crisis

Several Irish players have been impacted by the massive pay cuts.

# afl - Thursday 26 March, 2020

'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.

# afl - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

'It was a once in a lifetime opportunity' - AFL dreams put on hold for 4 young GAA players

Four GAA players were due to have trials in Australia next month but they’ve been postponed.

# afl - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Kerry's Mark O'Connor: 'It's still a bit of a shock to the system but it was always going to happen'

Kerry’s Mark O’Connor on the AFL season being shut down after Saturday’s game with Geelong.

# afl - Monday 23 March, 2020

Massive pay cuts for AFL players as Irish stars returning home due to Covid-19 crisis

The decision was taken yesterday to shut down the AFL action.

# afl - Sunday 22 March, 2020

'Most serious threat in 100 years' - AFL postpone season and AFLW competition cancelled

The round one games today will be the last for a while in Aussie Rules.

# afl - Saturday 21 March, 2020

Colin O'Riordan's Sydney Swans edge out Adelaide in thriller

Elsewhere in the AFL, Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor lined out for Geelong.

# afl - Thursday 19 March, 2020

2020 AFL season begins at empty MCG with 4 Irish players to feature this weekend

Richmond beat Carlton as this year’s campaign began in a strange atmosphere at the MCG.

# afl - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

9 AFL clubs featuring Irish players to keep an eye out for in 2020

The new season goes ahead tomorrow in Australia.

AFL confirm season will go ahead with Irish players set to be involved

And the AFLW have scrapped the last two rounds of regular season fixtures with finals set to start this weekend.

# afl - Monday 16 March, 2020

AFL scrap five games from fixture list, but this week's curtain-raisers not postponed yet

State Leagues around Australia will begin in May, but Gillon McLachlan will meet with stakeholders in the next 24 hours to decide if this weekend’s AFL openers go ahead.

# afl - Friday 13 March, 2020

Breaking gym records and getting the dressing room hopping: Derry teen Brown embracing AFL adventure

‘I’ve never played the sport, everyone else has 13 years playing it. They will be more efficient, more technical but still, I just know I will get the better of them.’

AFL and AFLW seasons to go ahead for now - behind closed doors

There are 18 Irishmen and 18 Irishwomen contracted to clubs in Oz.

# afl - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Conor McKenna back to preparations for AFL season following break at home

The Tyrone native is in the mix for Essendon’s season opener.

Yvonne Bonner ruled out for rest of Giants' season with ankle injury

The Donegal native is facing a long lay-off in Sydney.

# afl - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Another Kerry All-Ireland minor winner set for AFL switch as Brisbane Lions make move

Dingle’s Deividas Uosis is to focus on Australian Rules.

# afl - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

McKenna returns to Tyrone from AFL club 'due to homesickness and family-related reasons'

McKenna has been playing with Essendon since October 2014.

# afl - Thursday 23 January, 2020

'I kind of put that to bed' - Walsh admits 'shock' at Kerry return

Tommy Walsh discusses Peter Keane’s phone call inviting him back into the fold, the overcomplicated advanced mark and Cathal McShane’s AFL move.

# afl - Monday 6 January, 2020

Adelaide Crows confirm Tyrone's McShane set to join their pre-season training

The 2019 All-Star will link up with the AFL club’s squad in the coming weeks.

# afl - Monday 18 November, 2019

International Rules Series to be played in 2020 and 2022

The GAA has confirmed matches in Ireland and Australia.

# afl - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

AFL boss 'really disappointed' in Tyrone's McKenna for lining out in club GAA match In Hot Water This post contains videos

AFL boss 'really disappointed' in Tyrone's McKenna for lining out in club GAA match

The Essendon star scored a goal for his native Eglish as they won a relegation battle at the weekend.

# afl - Sunday 6 October, 2019

'I wouldn't be surprised if we see some of them staying and not going back for Gaelic football'

AFLW agent and CrossCoders co-founder Jason Hill outlines potential changes to the league – and the knock-on effect for the Irish involved.

# afl - Friday 4 October, 2019

Galway star Divilly shines brightest as five Irish represent at Aussie Rules trials in Melbourne

Donegal young gun Oisin Gallen, Cork forward Saoirse Noonan and Meath duo Vikki Wall and Cian McBride were also chasing contracts.

# afl - Friday 20 September, 2019

Disappointment for Tuohy and O'Connor as Geelong miss out on AFL Grand Final spot AFL

Disappointment for Tuohy and O'Connor as Geelong miss out on AFL Grand Final spot

The Geelong Cats let a half-time lead slip to see Richmond progress to next week’s decider.

# afl - Thursday 19 September, 2019

AFL side Essendon announce signing of 20-year-old Armagh star

Ross McQuillan has joined Conor McKenna’s club.

# afl - Friday 13 September, 2019

Tuohy and O'Connor help Geelong get back on track with win in 2019 AFL finals

Geelong defeated West Coast Eagles this morning with the Irish duo in action.

# afl - Friday 6 September, 2019

Tuohy kicks superb goal but Geelong fall short to Collingwood in AFL finals Irish Abroad This post contains videos

Tuohy kicks superb goal but Geelong fall short to Collingwood in AFL finals

Laois native Zach Tuohy and Kerry’s Mark O’Connor were on the losing side.

# afl - Thursday 5 September, 2019

McKenna's Essendon suffer heavy 55-point AFL elimination final defeat

The Tyrone native’s season is over.

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