The Australian team pose with the Cormac McAnallen trophy after winning game two and the seriesagainst  Ireland at Domain Stadium  in Perth, Australia. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images

Australia 53 [0-15-8] Ireland 50 [2-10-8] - Australia win series 2-0 As the curtain came down on the 2017 series and Australia celebrated regaining t(...)

Aidan O’Shea says the Irish players will match up physically. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It hasn’t been the most straightforward of trips for the Ireland captain Aidan O’Shea, leading an unusually inexperienced team and having to cope with(...)

Stephen Cluxton fails to stop Paul Geaney scoring a goal for Kerry. Cluxton is Dublin’s strongest link and if you break that, there’s a chance the whole thing goes to pieces. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It’s an odd kind of All-Ireland week. Nearly every conversation I have about the game goes the same way. We spend 90 per cent of it coming up with way(...)

The days of four midfielders all contesting the ball, flung in on them loosely by the referee during a throw-in, are well gone. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The modern game, for all its complex game-plans and mechanics, is still an unpredictable one. Yet two moments in every game are guaranteed: the refere(...)

Charl Schwartzel won the Valspar Championship. “Seeing Charl win was actually encouraging because it showed that any player is only one week away from winning.” Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

If I tell you that my list of sports viewing inside the past week has included the Ireland-Italy rugby match on Saturday, the Offaly-Clare football le(...)

Ireland’s Ross Munnelly is tackled by VFL Selection’s Cameron Lockwood during Ireland’s comprehensive victory in the International Rules practice match in Sandringham

IRELAND 100 VFL SELECTION 28 Ireland's International rules team had its first run-out at Trevor Barker Beach Oval in Sandringham this morn(...)