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(...)

Ciarán Sheehan: “It’s great to come down and support the lads today and see them run around and I wish them all the best next week.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former Cork footballer Ciarán Sheehan spoke yesterday about his inability to participate in the Ireland International Rules panel. Sheehan, who was ve(...)

St Oliver Plunkett’s/Eoghan Ruadh’s Bernard Brogan: will bid  to earn a county final place with his club when they face St Jude’s. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Today Dublin SFC semi-finals (Parnell Park) St Oliver Plunkett’s v St Jude’s, 3.30 – Widely assumed to have missed the bus in recent years, Plunke(...)

 Zach Tuohy gets tackled while playing for the Carlton  Blues. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

A healthy and focussed diet can be the difference between success and failure at the top level of professional sports, according to Laois’ AFL and Int(...)

Cork’s Ciaran Sheehan (left) leads the charge, with Down’s Damien Rafferty and Conor Garvey on his shirt-tail. Sheehan is expected to play his first AFL match on Saturday. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Former Cork footballer Ciaran Sheehan is expected to be named in the Carlton team to play Gold Coast in the Australian Football League (AFL) at Etihad(...)

Armagh’s Ciarán McKeever and Kildare’s John Doyle have been called into the Ireland panel of the second international rules test at Croke Park on Sat(...)

Ireland manager Paul Earley. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland manager Paul Earley has finalised his 23-man panel for Saturday’s opening International Rules test with Australia, with Donegal’s Michael Murp(...)

Ireland manager Paul Earley

No representatives from counties such as Kerry, Down, or indeed Cavan, hosts for the first Test, and no more than eight survivors from the last Int(...)

Zach Tuohy of the Carlton Blues is the only AFL player named in the Ireland panel for the upcoming series against Australia. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Ireland International Rules manager Paul Earley has named a 29-strong training panel for the two Tests against Australia, with Donegal’s Michael Murph(...)