Joe Kernan

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 Pearse Hanley is a key member of the Irish squad who play in Adelaide on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland manager Joe Kernan has conceded that although the three players struck down with stomach bugs are feeling a bit better they are unlikely to be(...)

Kevin Feely trains in a Melbourne gym with the Ireland International Rules squad on Thursday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s likely that if Kevin Feely wasn’t on Joe Kernan’s radar before this year’s Leinster final, he certainly was afterwards. As Kildare battled with D(...)

Zach Tuohy during Ireland International Rules  training in  Melbourne, Australia. Photograph:   Getty Images

Since leaving Laois to make his AFL debut in 2011, Zach Tuohy has gone about the business of becoming one of the top Irish players in Australia with a(...)

Ireland goalkeeper Niall Morgan during training at Punt Road Oval, Yarra Park, Melbourne. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It seldom attracts the attention of other more obvious examples but the goalkeeping position is one of the aspects of the international game that conf(...)

 A fight breaks out between Ireland and Australia players in the 1987 International Rules Series. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It was 50 years old the weekend before last. On Saturday the latest staging of the International Rules series finds the concept teetering as usual on (...)

Ireland manager Joe Kernan and player Shane Walsh arrive with their team in Melbourne on Monday evening ahead of Sunday’s clash with Australia. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland international rules manager Joe Kernan has dismissed suggestions in Australia that his team can be targeted physically because as amateurs the(...)

Mayo man Pearce Hanley (right) in action for the Gold Coast. The player believes the 2017 Ireland v Australia series will be an even contest. Photograph:   Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images

It’s been a difficult year for Pearce Hanley. Sidelined with injury for a spell this season, he was also allowed compassionate leave by his club Gold (...)

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(...)

Conor McManus, Ireland vice-captain, during the Ireland International Rules Series team announcement at Croke Park. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

For Monaghan’s Conor McManus, who will be Ireland’s vice-captain in Australia, this year’s series is already going to be less stressful than his first(...)

Armagh’s Niall Grimley in action against Seán Cavanagh of Tyrone in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals at Croke Park at the start of August. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland manager Joe Kernan has added Armagh’s Niall Grimley and Seán Powter of Cork to the international rules panel for November’s Tests in Australia(...)

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