Ireland International Rules players Shane Walsh, Killian Clarke and Niall Sludden on Cottesloe Beach near Perth,  Western Australia. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Second Test: Australia v Ireland, Domain Stadium, Perth. Throw-in Saturday, 16.45 Australian Western Standard Time [8.45 Irish time] Conflicting emot(...)

Shane Walsh in action during Sunday’s firts Test.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

 He was so close to making a spectacular statement at precisely the right time. Galway’s Shane Walsh, an artful, creative player who for many wou(...)