Ireland celebrate with the Cormac McAnallen Cup after beating Australia at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The international series evokes a range of reactions but no one can argue with its resilience. Having hit various crises over the past 10 years and(...)

Joe Kernan: “They blew us out of the water last year, they will be wanting to do the same here again, and that’s what we have to be ready for.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The difficulties for this evening’s one-off EirGrid International Rules Test could be seen and heard at Friday’s media conference when all the poin(...)

The Queen Victoria Building in Sydney, a city where the average house price is 882,000 Australian dollars (€586,000). Photograph: Getty Images

Two years ago, anyone looking at an Australian political or business story online was regularly greeted with a banner advertisement about “the comi(...)

The men in the square box: Pat Kenny and Mickey Harte in the Mansion House set for ‘Pat Kenny in the Round’

Graham Norton signed off on his BBC chat show last week saying George Clooney is soon to be a guest. He’s not just showing off (well, maybe a little),(...)

On a bright May morning over a decade ago, your correspondent sat across a rickety table in the Paragon Bar in Clones town chewing the fat with the pr(...)

Tyrone under-21 selector Peter Canavan doesn’t coach or condone cynical play. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

A far more cynical affair is expected when Tyrone face Donegal in the preliminary round of the Ulster football championship on May 17th than what was(...)

Gormley will always be remembered for making ‘that block’ on Steven McDonnell in the 2003 All-Ireland final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

One of Tyrone’s greatest ever defenders, Conor Gormley, has announced his retirement from inter-county football. The Carrickmore clubman was a lynchpi(...)

Páraic Duffy: “They’re [Australians] very positive about wanting to come to Ireland next year”

In an impressive, death-bed recovery the international rules series looks set to return to being staged annually. After the indignities of recent year(...)

Ireland  captain Michael Murphy  looks on with his team after being defeated during the International Rules Test Match  at Paterson Stadium  in Perth, Australia. Photograph:  Paul Kane/Getty Images

Paul Earley continued the trend of Ireland managers winning one international rules series and losing another but this was a frustrating defeat, not o(...)

Australian players pose with the Cormac McAnallen Cup after winning the International Rules Test with Ireland at Paterson Stadium  in Perth. Photograph:  Paul Kane/Getty Images

The husband of murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher presented the Cormac McAnallen trophy to Australia’s winning captain Joel Selwood after this morni(...)