Ciarán Byrne: former Louth player  in 25 for Carlton’s AFL game against Sydney. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Zach Tuohy will join a select group of recruits from the GAA world who have played 100 Australian Football League (AFL) games when he lines out in Mel(...)

Ireland’s John O’Loughlin tries to tackle Luke Breust of Australia during the International Rules match at Croke Park. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Ireland 56 [3-11-5] Australia 52 [1-13-7] Ireland’s International Rules Test victory on Saturday night was an impressive display – although late slipp(...)

Tadhg Kennelly: “When you play professional sport here, it’s ruthless.” Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Fifteen years have passed since a skinny and scared Irishman sat alone in the cafe at the Sydney Football stadium waiting for his first professional A(...)

Dublin-born Aussie Rules star, Jim Stynes, is to be honoured with a statue in Melbourne. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former Aussie Rules player Jim Stynes is to be commemorated with a bronze statue outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Australia. (...)

 Tony Armstrong and Eddie Betts of the AFL Australian International Rules team speak with the media after a training session at Croke Park. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Getty Images

Tadhg Kennelly says that the international rules series, which starts on Saturday with the first test in Cavan, is a testament to the late Jim Stynes,(...)

Michael Murphy of Ireland tackles David Wojcinski of Australia during the International Rules Series between Australia and Ireland at Etihad Stadium on October 28, 2011 in Melbourne. Photograph: Mark Dadswell/Getty Images

The GAA have not been approached officially or informally by the AFL about the possibility that this year’s international rules series could be(...)