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#Land down under

# land-down-under - Friday 4 October, 2019

'The situation has got real messy, real quick' - AFLW's future hangs in balance amid dispute

Eighteen Irishwomen are currently on lists for the 2020 season.

# land-down-under - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

'Dublin holds a special place in our heart, given the connection to Jimmy and the Stynes family'

Sinéad Goldrick and Niamh McEvoy become Melbourne’s first AFLW international rookies.

# land-down-under - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Top Cork, Galway and Meath stars set to travel to AFLW combine in Melbourne

16 Irish players have been confirmed for the 2020 season thus far.

# land-down-under - Monday 2 September, 2019

'Just a whirlwind' - Sealing AFLW deal in Oz to booking All-Ireland final spot in a week

Fermanagh captain Joanne Doonan becomes the 15th Irish player confirmed for the 2020 season Down Under, after signing for Carlton Blues.

# land-down-under - Friday 30 August, 2019

Mayo midfielder becomes latest player to make AFLW move in signing for North Melbourne

Aileen Gilroy will join Galway’s Mairead Seoighe next season.

# land-down-under - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

'It's something I never thought could work out for me' - Donegal star Herron lands AFLW deal

Katy Herron has signed for Western Bulldogs, becoming the 13th Irish player confirmed for the 2020 season.

# land-down-under - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

'I never imagined I'd get this opportunity. It's a pinch myself moment'

Galway star Mairead Seoighe has penned a deal with North Melbourne for the 2020 AFLW season.

# land-down-under - Monday 13 May, 2019

Louth captain the latest set for AFLW as Fremantle prepare offers for Irish duo

The42 understands that Kate Flood is one of two Irish players heading to Freo.

# land-down-under - Thursday 9 May, 2019

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.

# land-down-under - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Best of both worlds for now, but Mayo star Rowe understands growing fear of AFLW

Sarah Rowe has re-signed for Collingwood for 2020, but remains committed to the Green and Red after refusing a two-year contract.

# land-down-under - Sunday 5 May, 2019

'I'll get a proper taste' - Cavan star forward heading to Oz to chase AFLW contract

Aishling Sheridan will spend four weeks playing for a VFLW team alongside Clare’s Ailish Considine.

# land-down-under - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

'It's something as a child you dream of. To do that alongside my sister in Australia is class'

From the west of Ireland to the West Coast Eagles, Mayo sisters Niamh and Grace Kelly on seizing the opportunity of a lifetime.

# land-down-under - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Mayo's Kelly sisters set for AFLW move as the latest Irish stars to cross codes

Niamh and Grace Kelly have agreed terms with the West Coast Eagles.

# land-down-under - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Liverpool great Fowler named head coach of A-League side Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar confirmed the appointment overnight.

# land-down-under - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Blow for Donegal as Curran's side plan for business end without AFLW star Bonner

The Glenfin forward starred for Greater Western Sydney (GWS) this year.

# land-down-under - Saturday 13 April, 2019

'That's when it dawned on me that this isn't just a hobby. People's lives depend on this'

Mayo and Collingwood star Sarah Rowe reflects on her entire AFLW experience as she readjusts to Gaelic football.

# land-down-under - Friday 29 March, 2019

Clare's Considine makes Grand Final cut while Tipp star up for prestigious award

A successful season for the Irish Down Under concludes this weekend.

# land-down-under - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

'My Mayo days are done,' says Staunton as decision to be made on AFLW future Cora This post contains videos

'My Mayo days are done,' says Staunton as decision to be made on AFLW future

The 37-year-old has shut the door on a return to inter-county action.

# land-down-under - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Mayo star Rowe nails difficult kick for first AFLW goal in stunning performance Irish Down Under This post contains videos

Mayo star Rowe nails difficult kick for first AFLW goal in stunning performance

Her Collingwood side fell short but there was no shortage of Irish pride at Ikon Park.

# land-down-under - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Hoey leads the way in Perth but early disappointment for Dunne and Moynihan

It’s been a mixed opening round in Australia.

# land-down-under - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Two on target as Bonner scoring on debut the highlight of big weekend for Irish in Oz Irish Eye This post contains videos

Two on target as Bonner scoring on debut the highlight of big weekend for Irish in Oz

The Donegal star kicked a goal, while Cora Staunton finished with two.

# land-down-under - Thursday 31 January, 2019

'Proud' team-mates watching on but 'can't wait' to welcome AFLW stars back to fold

Donegal’s Yvonne Bonner and Mayo’s Sarah Rowe will be big misses in their respective set-ups as the league kicks off.

Three Irish stars set for dream starts as new AFLW season kicks off this weekend

Donegal star forward Yvonne Bonner and Mayo duo Sarah Rowe and Cora Staunton all start.

# land-down-under - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

'It was clear to see that they were very interested in the Irish players from the get-go'

Monaghan midfielder Muireann Atkinson was one of 11 Irish players on an AFLW trial in Melbourne late last year.

# land-down-under - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

'Our pre-seasons were brutal. I’ve never gone through anything like it in my life'

Derry legend Dermot McNicholl discusses his stint in the AFL, the Oak Leafers’ All-Ireland victory 25 years ago and the rise in GAA stars heading Down Under.

# land-down-under - Monday 10 December, 2018

Decision on under-fire Cheika's Wallabies future to be finalised 'ahead of Christmas'

Rugby Australia chairman Cameron Clyne said the board will conduct a review and make a decision in the next two weeks

# land-down-under - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Tipperary star becomes latest Irish player to join AFLW by signing with Western Bulldogs

Aisling McCarthy has been picked up in the 2018 Draft in Melbourne.

# land-down-under - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Clare dual star signs pro deal with AFLW side Adelaide Crows

‘As soon as I realised, I couldn’t believe it,’ Ailish Considine said.

# land-down-under - Saturday 22 September, 2018

'This opportunity is mad. It'll be a great experience, a once-in-a-lifetime thing'

Tipperary star Aisling McCarthy is one of 11 Irish footballers taking part in an exciting AFLW rookie trial this week.

# land-down-under - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Tadhg Kennelly gives the Ireland rugby squad a tour of life at the Sydney Swans Land Down Under This post contains videos

Tadhg Kennelly gives the Ireland rugby squad a tour of life at the Sydney Swans

Rob Kearney was eager to test out his AFL kicking skills.

# land-down-under - Saturday 9 June, 2018

The Rugby Show: Reaction from Brisbane after Ireland buckle against Australia Land Down Under This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Reaction from Brisbane after Ireland buckle against Australia

Murray Kinsella joined us from Brisbane to look back at Ireland’s defeat to Australia this morning.

# land-down-under - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Cora Staunton caps impressive few months in Oz with Giants' Goal of the Year Cora The Explorer This post contains videos

Cora Staunton caps impressive few months in Oz with Giants' Goal of the Year

Her effort against the Western Bulldogs earned her the accolade.

# land-down-under - Saturday 3 February, 2018

'Fish in water' Staunton writes history but loses out in battle of the Irish Down Under Flying The Flag This post contains videos

'Fish in water' Staunton writes history but loses out in battle of the Irish Down Under

Laura Corrigan Duryea’s Melbourne FC snatched the win at the death.

# land-down-under - Monday 22 January, 2018

Defending champion Federer maintains flawless record to reach quarter-final

Swiss star Roger Federer eased past Marton Fucsovics in the Australian Open fourth round.

# land-down-under - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

'The club wants to go places and I'm in the same boat' - The AFL's latest Irish import

Galway’s Cillian McDaid has signed for Melbourne side Carlton.

# land-down-under - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Ireland squad start countdown in Melbourne to Sunday's first game in Adelaide Land Down Under This post contains images

Ireland squad start countdown in Melbourne to Sunday's first game in Adelaide

Joe Kernan and his squad are getting set to face Australia.

# land-down-under - Saturday 7 October, 2017

AFL side reportedly showing 'genuine interest' in Galway U21 star

Cillian McDaid has impressed Melbourne club Carlton.

# land-down-under - Friday 4 August, 2017

From The Daily Edge An Irish girl in Australia got a brilliant Gaeilge tattoo on her arm because she kept getting asked to speak Irish An Bhfuil Cead Agam...

# land-down-under - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Derry youngster Conor Glass set to make AFL debut on Saturday

The former Derry minor captain signed for Hawthorn in October 2015.

# land-down-under - Friday 21 April, 2017

Michael Conlan could fight in Australia this summer on undercard of Pacquiao's title defence

The bout would take place in Brisbane in July.

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