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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Ireland captain Bernard Brogan with his Australia counterpart  Luke Hodge ahead of the International Rules Test at Croke Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It might appear strange that Bernard Brogan is facing into only his second international series and his first in five years, and that he does so as ca(...)

GAA director of games Pat Daly: Photograph: Inpho

The GAA can learn from the Australians in their cultivation of basic skills, according to Pat Daly, the association’s director of games. Speaki(...)

Ireland captain Padraig Joyce with the Cormac McAnallen cupin 2004. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Even though two of manager Joe Kernan’s selectors, Darragh Ó Sé and Dermot Earley, enjoyed distinguished international careers, the most experience(...)

Lee Keegan at Croke Park: “What we do on the pitch during the year is totally separate to what we are doing here for Ireland.” Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Whoever dreamed up the International Rules slogan – “We’re all on the same team now” – probably didn’t have Lee Keegan and Diarmuid Connolly in mind.(...)

Ireland manager Joe Kernan chats with his captain Bernard Brogan in  Croke Park. Ireland will play Australia on November 21st. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

All-Ireland football champions Dublin will be strongly represented on the Ireland team which takes on Australia in next month’s one-Test series – alth(...)

Australia’s Jobe Watson and Nick Riewoldt with Ireland’s Aidan Walsh and Seán Cavanagh in action in Perth last year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Bernard Brogan would absolutely love to play a championship match outside of Croke Park. It might get some of those critics off his back who say Dubl(...)

Bernard Brogan will captain Ireland against Australia in November’s International Rules Test at Croke Park. Photograph:     Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan will captain Ireland in the one-off game against Australia at Croke Park in November. Team manager Joe Kernan will announce hi(...)