Ireland’s Ciarán Sheehan shrugs off the challenge of Christopher Yarran in last week’s game in Breffni Park.

This evening’s concluding Test of the International Rules series at Croke Park will be the last held in Ireland if upcoming talks to rescue the game a(...)

Zach Touhy of Ireland celebrates scoring his side’s first goal with Ross Munnelly. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

IRELAND 57 AUSTRALIA 35It’s the way of the international rules series these days that the actual matches have been overtaken as talking points by the(...)

The Australia team perform a war cry  in front of the Ireland team before the start of the first test of the  International Rules Series at Kingspan Breffini Park in  Cavan. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ireland 57 (2-12-9) Australia 35 (1-7-8): Ireland completed a comfortable victory in tonight’s first test of the international rules in Kingspan Breff(...)

Ireland captain Michael Murphy and Australia captain Daniel Wells with the Cormac McAnallen Perpetual Cup. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

There was good news for Ireland at yesterday’s press conference for this evening’s first Test of this year’s International Rules series. Speaking in B(...)

Ireland manager Paul Earley

No representatives from counties such as Kerry, Down, or indeed Cavan, hosts for the first Test, and no more than eight survivors from the last Int(...)

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(...)