Ciarán Kilkenny: “I want to be involved with these guys for as long as possible and play for as long as we can.” Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Day and night, literally, is the difference between an Aussie Rules footballer and Ciarán Kilkenny. “Professional sports do the majority of their st(...)

Eoin Cadogan during Ireland training at the Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne ahead of the 2017 International Rules series. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

For someone who has been so prominent for so long, Eoin Cadogan’s arrival on the international stage seems to have been relatively recent but he was i(...)

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 in the colours of the GWS Giants’ AFLW team.

In all honesty, it started as a joke. Nicholas Walsh was at the Asian Games in Shanghai last November as a guest of the GAA. For the past six years, t(...)

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(...)

Nicholas Walsh trains Ireland International Rules squad ahead of Saturday’s Test in Perth. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There are very few in the Ireland set-up with as long an acquaintance with International Rules as conditioning coach Nicholas Walsh. As a teenager an(...)

The 43,500-seater Patersons Stadium in Perth will host  a one-off International Rules Test between Australia and Ireland on  Saturday, November 22nd. Photograph:  Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Ireland will take on Australia in a one-off International Rules Test at Patersons Stadium in Perth on Saturday, November 22nd. It was als(...)