Former footballers Ciaran Byrne, Ciaran Sheehan and Zach Tuohy all included in Carlton squad for opening pre-season tournament game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Having made the switch to AFL side Carlton early last year former Louth footballer Ciaran Byrne could be in line for his debut with the club’s first t(...)

Ciarán Sheehan: “It’s great to come down and support the lads today and see them run around and I wish them all the best next week.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former Cork footballer Ciarán Sheehan spoke yesterday about his inability to participate in the Ireland International Rules panel. Sheehan, who was ve(...)

Cork’s Ciaran Sheehan (left) leads the charge, with Down’s Damien Rafferty and Conor Garvey on his shirt-tail. Sheehan is expected to play his first AFL match on Saturday. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Former Cork footballer Ciaran Sheehan is expected to be named in the Carlton team to play Gold Coast in the Australian Football League (AFL) at Etihad(...)

Cork captain Michael Shields at the launch of the Alan Kerins Projects’ fundraising event ‘Sam To The Summit’ at Westwood Gym in Dublin. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

For a team seemingly destroyed by the mass exodus of so many All-Ireland winners, Cork haven’t endured the worst (...)

Ireland’s Ciarán Sheehan (left) and Christopher Yarran of Australia could cross paths again sooner than expected with the news that Cork forward Sheehan has signed on with Australian AFL side Carlton Blues. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

One of the first things Brian Cuthbert spoke about following his appointment last month as Cork football manager was the quality of young players comi(...)

Armagh’s Ciarán McKeever and Kildare’s John Doyle have been called into the Ireland panel of the second international rules test at Croke Park on Sat(...)

Colm Cooper in action for Dr Crokes, who will be seeking their fourth Kerry club title in a row when they take on Austin Stacks in Sunday’s county  final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With the GAA providing it’s now customary “leak” of provisional football league fixtures, the focus is shifted further towards 2014, and particularly (...)

Ireland manager Paul Earley. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland manager Paul Earley has finalised his 23-man panel for Saturday’s opening International Rules test with Australia, with Donegal’s Michael Murp(...)

Ireland manager Paul Earley

No representatives from counties such as Kerry, Down, or indeed Cavan, hosts for the first Test, and no more than eight survivors from the last Int(...)

Cork players look on dejected after their defeat to Clare in Saturday’s final. Photogrpah: James Crombie/Inpho

Remarkably, the day after an All-Ireland hurling final comparable to a World War II spitfire battle, such was its jarring intensity, no one was badly (...)