Ireland’s Aidan O’Shea celebrates scoring a goal in the International Rules Test. The Mayo man was superb against Australia. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If whatever crafty gene drives the International Rules series could be isolated, it would make a fortune for the biomedical industry. Two years ago(...)

Australia coach Alastair Clarkson is  keen on playing in US. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

The GAA and AFL are actively exploring the possibility of staging the International Rules series outside Ireland or Australia every third year. It (...)

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(...)

Shane Dowling of Na Piarsaigh celebrates at the final whistle Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Na Piarsaigh 2-18 Ballygunner 2-11 The AIB Munster club hurling final in Thurles was won for the third time in five years by Limerick’s Na Piarsaigh. (...)

A melee between Ireland and Australia players during the third Test.

For an event whose attendant publicity had laboured metaphors of marriage and coming together, the very first international rules Test turned out t(...)

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 second part of the equation in the 2014 Test was the form of David Moran, who defied apprehensions(...)

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(...)

Australian captain Luke Hodge at a media conference ahead of the International Rules Test  against Ireland at Croke Park. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s 11 years since the international rules series had a pre-Test media conference in Croke Park with nothing to talk about. The current format of the(...)

Anthony Cunningham had little choice but to resign after the Galway players passed a vote of no confidence in his stewardship. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Yikes! That didn’t take long. Thirteen weeks ago just after their epic All-Ireland semi-final, this column drew attention to the divergent paths of Ti(...)

 Ballygunner’s Pauric Mahony with Na Piarsaigh’s Shane Dowling ahead of the Munster senior hurling club championship final. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Limerick All Star Shane Dowling and his Na Piarsaigh team-mates have just one fixture left in their third Munster hurling campaign and the Limerick c(...)