Jim Stynes

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Jonathan Drennan with his fiancée Christina, who he met in Sydney.

When I left my dad at Belfast City Airport en route to Sydney four years ago, we hugged briefly, in that awkward way that Irish father and sons are wo(...)

 Churchtown  has landscaped estates, mature greenery and a string of commercial centres. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Churchtown used to be farmland: Rolling fields on the southern fringes of Co Dublin – much like nearby Ballinteer, which featured in this column in Oc(...)

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(...)

Jim Stynes at an  Australia training session ahead of the  International Compromise Rules Test against Ireland at Croke Park in October 1998. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Inpho

The late Jim Stynes has been named on a best Australian international rules team selected from all of the official Tests played since international ru(...)

Paul Geaney with Sean Powter arrive in Melbourne. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland’s international rules squad arrived in Melbourne on Monday evening for a couple of days’ preparation before heading to Adelaide for Sunday’s f(...)

Mayo GAA footballer Cora Staunton and Alan McConnell, coach of Great Western Sydney Giants, at Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia at a Tourism Ireland event with President Michael D Higgins.

Learning the rules of the game. That’s the biggest challenge Mayo full-forward Cora Staunton sees in playing Australian Rules football for the Great W(...)

Cora Staunton leaves Croke Park after the All-Ireland defeat to Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

Cora Staunton will be playing for the GWS Giants’ AFLW team in Australia next season. She has been drafted with pick 46 and will became the second Ir(...)

President Higgins said he was absolutely delighted to hear about the result during his State visit to Australia.

President Michael D Higgins praised the Republic of Ireland soccer team for the spirit they showed in beating Wales 1-0 in Cardiff on Monday night and(...)

Joe McDonagh: his death leaves the GAA bereft of the ease and good humour through which he communicated his passions for Irish  language and   culture. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Joe McDonagh was laid to rest in Rahoon Cemetery yesterday. His death last Friday came as a shock to many, who weren’t aware that he had been unwell a(...)

  Ciarán Byrne: former Louth player  in 25 for Carlton’s AFL game against Sydney. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Zach Tuohy will join a select group of recruits from the GAA world who have played 100 Australian Football League (AFL) games when he lines out in Mel(...)

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