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# afl - Thursday 22 October, 2020

'To leave at a young age to go to the opposite side of the world and succeed, it takes a special person'

Former coaches on the rise of the two Irish stars chasing Australian Rules glory on Saturday.

# afl - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

'It's definitely always been in my head' - from Kerry roots to chasing glory in AFL Grand Final

Mark O’Connor on the Irish interest in next Saturday’s AFL Grand Final with his club Geelong after a strange and dramatic season.

# afl - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy celebrate as they reach AFL Grand Final with Geelong

Geelong defeated Brisbane Lions in the second AFL preliminary final today.

# afl - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Tuohy and O'Connor help to keep Geelong in contention for AFL glory

After today’s win over Collingwood, a Grand Final place will be at stake in next week’s Brisbane Lions clash.

# afl - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

11-time Cork All-Ireland winner set for Aussie Rules career with move to Sydney

Brid Stack is making the move for the 2021 season.

# afl - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Tuohy grabs goal but Geelong fall in AFL finals opener Aussie Rules This post contains videos

Tuohy grabs goal but Geelong fall in AFL finals opener

Port Adelaide ran out 58-42 winners against Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor’s side.

# afl - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Tuohy and O'Connor are the key Irish figures as 2020 AFL finals begin tomorrow

The Laois and Kerry duo will be in action for Geelong against Port Adelaide in the first qualifying final.

# afl - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Irish AFL player Conor Glass to return home after retiring with immediate effect

Homesickness was cited as a factor in the decision.

# afl - Sunday 13 September, 2020

'From a young age, he was just gifted at everything he did' - Laois roots to Australian sporting star

On Friday, Zach Tuohy became the second Irish player after Jim Stynes to reach the 200 appearance mark in the AFL.

# afl - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Football the focus for Tyrone's McKenna after Essendon exit but 'book not fully closed yet' in Australia Next Chapter This post contains videos

Football the focus for Tyrone's McKenna after Essendon exit but 'book not fully closed yet' in Australia

The former AFL star has also hit out at the Melbourne media after bidding farewell to the game – for now, anyway.

# afl - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Tuohy forced to wait to join AFL 200 club as rib keeps him out of action

The Laois man suffered the blow during the dramatic comeback win over the Bulldogs last weekend.

Pearce Hanley's underrated AFL career, injury struggles and prospects of Mayo return

We reflect on the Mayo man’s 13 seasons in Aussie Rules with former Cavan footballer Nicholas Walsh.

# afl - Friday 4 September, 2020

Aussie Rules players banned for virus breach after strip club brawl

‘Yes, young people can make mistakes, but we expect better.’

# afl - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Mayo's Hanley announces retirement after 13 seasons in the AFL

Only Jim Stynes, Tadhg Kennelly and Zach Tuohy made more AFL appearances after switching codes from GAA.

# afl - Friday 28 August, 2020

O'Connor and Tuohy shine as Geelong roar back from 36 points down Irish Abroad This post contains videos

O'Connor and Tuohy shine as Geelong roar back from 36 points down

The win kept the Cats at the top of the standings and in fine form for another tilt at the title.

# afl - Monday 24 August, 2020

AFL issues apology for 'disgraceful racism and disrespect' suffered by ex-player

Robert Muir recalled being abused by opponents, spat at by the crowd and even urinated on by team-mates.

# afl - Friday 14 August, 2020

Tuohy celebrates AFL appearance milestone with big win for Geelong over league leaders

Tuohy and Irish team-mate Mark O’Connor were part of a success that saw Geelong have 60 points to spare over Port Adelaide.

# afl - Monday 10 August, 2020

Good result for Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy as Geelong jump to third in AFL

The Kerry and Laois natives featured in Geelong’s 59-point win over St Kilda.

# afl - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Keane's AFL debut ends in disappointment as Collingwood suffer shock defeat

In one of the upsets of the season, Fremantle claimed a big victory.

# afl - Friday 31 July, 2020

Cork's Keane set to make AFL debut for Collingwood on Sunday

The Mitchelstown native made the move to Australia in October 2018.

# afl - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Brilliant run and solo from Conor McKenna a highlight in Essendon's win in AFL

McKenna helped his side defeat Adelaide Crows 62-59.

# afl - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

'Total farce... He was guilty by media' - Tuohy fumes over treatment of McKenna in Covid-19 saga

The Tyrone native was at the centre of a storm in Australia after he became the first AFL player to test positive for the virus.

# afl - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

'I still don't know what happened' - McKenna remains in dark over positive Covid-19 test

Essendon star Conor McKenna hasn’t ruled out the possibility of lining out with Tyrone in 2021.

# afl - Friday 3 July, 2020

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

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.

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