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 hooker Stephen Moore was born in Saudi Arabia to parents who hail from Galway and Mayo. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

An Irishman may well go where Keith Wood, Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell could not by lifting the William Webb Ellis trophy on Saturday evening. (...)

Westmeath’s Paul Sharry celebrates with John Egan and David Lynch at the final whistle in Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was long after the final whistle, maybe half an hour. The Dublin and Kildare teams were out on the pitch, shuttling through the last of their warm-(...)

Meath’s goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke was given a red card for this collision with Kieran Martin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A Dublin footballer, momentarily lost in the Croke Park media room, wondered aloud about the first Leinster semi-final. Kieran Martin happened, we te(...)

Graham Reilly: the Meath man received an early black card against Kildare. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Meath 0-13 Kildare 0-11 For the second successive week Kildare fell short of the winning post as Meath reaffirmed themselves the second best t(...)

Meath’s Joey Wallace is put under pressure by Galway’s Garreth Bradshaw during their Allianz Football League Division Two match at Pearse Stadium, Salthill, Co Galway. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 2-13 Meath 1-12 Galway got their Allianz League campaign off to a winning start as they brushed aside an under-par Meath at Pearse Sta(...)

 Kevin McManamon with Mickey Burke of Meath. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Dublin 1-15 Meath 1-13That all days out this year might have such happy outcomes: both managers declared themselves satisfied, the bumper pre-season c(...)

Meath goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke found trip Down Under hugely enjoyable. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

From sand, beach shorts and warm Australian sunshine to tights, frosty pitches and woolly hats at Dunganny. Any GAA player struggling to get out trai(...)

Australia manager Alastair Clarkson at this morning’s press conference. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Australian coach Alastair Clarkson has expressed the hope that the international rules series will revert to a two-test series. Speaking at this morni(...)

Ireland’s Paddy O’Rourke and Colm Begley take the field for last weekend’s practise match in Melbourne. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The news that Essendon pair Jobe Watson and Dustin Fletcher have been cleared to play for Australia in Saturday’s Test match in Perth has focused atte(...)