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(...)

Barney Rock, in action above against Australia’s Robert DiPierdomenico, says he can’t see the tournament surviving on the basis of one match in a series.

Thirty years ago today, the first International Rules series ended in front of an impressive crowd of 32,318 at Croke Park. Next week Ireland travel t(...)

Kildare’s Tomas O’Connor evades the challeneg of Tyromne’s  Aidan McCrory of Tyrone. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kildare 1-21 Tyrone 3-16 Tyrone manager Mickey Harte sai(...)

Owen Mulligan with his long-time manager and mentor, Tyrone boss Mickey Harte. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If you leave out the fight with the paint scraper and the bar owner’s reproach at the smashed windows (‘I’m sorry Mugsy, I can’t stand by you this tim(...)

Ireland’s goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke and Michael Murphy celebrate after victory in the second test. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Having emphatically retained the Cormac McAnallen trophy, Ireland manager Paul Earley was keen to pay tribute to his team, whose excellence he felt wa(...)

Australia goalkeeper Ashley McGrath saves from Seán Cavanagh during the first Test of the International Rules series at Kingspan Breffni Park in Cavan. Photogrpah: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ireland’s Seán Cavanagh has expressed his unhappiness with the Tyrone county board for allowing a relegation fixture involving his club Moy to be f(...)

September 23rd, 2012: Donegal captain Michael Murphy lifts the Sam Maguire

There is a sustainable argument that this is a golden age for football. There have been five different All-Ireland champions in as many years – few(...)