Ireland make their way on to the pitch for their first Test against Australia this year in Adelaide. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

GAA director general Páraic Duffy believes the immediate future of the international rules series is secure. Speaking on the weekend that saw Ireland (...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Tyrone’s Stephen O’Neill: will miss the remainder of the National League due to a recent ankle operation. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The future of the International Rules Series will become clearer within the next week or so. Croke Park officials are expecting to re(...)

The Irish and Australian teams take to the pitch at Breffni Park last Saturday. The attendance of 17,657 was the lowest since 1998. Photograph: Getty Images

The GAA and AFL will meet later today to ascertain what future lies ahead for the International Rules series. The meeting will be attended by the GAA’(...)

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the resumption of the International Rules series, although there have been some bumps along the way such as this dispute between the sides in 1998. IPhotograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

In a way it’s miraculous that the International Rules series is getting ready to mark the 15th anniversary of its modern resumption back in 1998 and i(...)