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(...)

New Ireland International Rules manager Joe Kernan: Photograph: Inpho.

Former All-Ireland winning Armagh manager Joe Kernan outlined at yesterday’s media launch in Croke Park his plans for this year’s International Rules(...)

Joe Kernan won an All-Ireland football title in his first year in charge of Armagh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

If the first requirement was availability and the second was experience then Joe Kernan certainly satisfied both counts when approached to take over (...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea plays one of the many hand-passes in the recent Allianz Football League clash against Tyrone.   Photo: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

The GAA need to conduct an annual review of trends in football according to Paul Earley, who has said he is worried by the proliferation of hand-passi(...)

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(...)

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(...)

James McCarthy and Colm Begley training at Patersons Stadium in Perth. Utilising McCarthy’s pace is key to Ireland’s hopes. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Australia v Ireland, Perth, tomorrow, 9.15am: Like the Railway Cup, the International Rules series is now at the stage where it’s so riven with existe(...)

A fight breaks out during the second Test of the 2006 International Rules series. The indiscipline issue has probably proven to be the most costly for the hybrid game. Photograph: Inpho

On Saturday evening in Perth, 30 years after it officially started, the International Rules series between Ireland and Australia could be on it last l(...)

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(...)