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Meath native Conor Nash after making his AFL debut. Photograph: Getty Images

Since Paul Earley went to Melbourne in 1983 Irish players have departed for the AFL from 22 different counties, but there’s never been more of them do(...)

 Australia’s Robbie Tarrant spoils the mark for Aidan O’Shea in the second Test of the international rules series, which ended in two defeats for Ireland. Photograph:   Paul Kane/Getty Images

Australia 53 [0-15-8] Ireland 50 [2-10-8] Australia win series 2-0 The irony is that, as the international series continues to bob above the surface,(...)

Former footballers Ciaran Byrne, Ciaran Sheehan and Zach Tuohy all included in Carlton squad for opening pre-season tournament game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Having made the switch to AFL side Carlton early last year former Louth footballer Ciaran Byrne could be in line for his debut with the club’s first t(...)