Australia’s Robbie Tarrant spoils the mark for Aidan O’Shea in the second Test of the international rules series, which ended in two defeats for Ireland. Photograph:   Paul Kane/Getty Images

Australia 53 [0-15-8] Ireland 50 [2-10-8] Australia win series 2-0 The irony is that, as the international series continues to bob above the surface,(...)

Ireland players show their dejection after defeat in the first International Rules Test  at the Adelaide Oval. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/inpho

There was a strong view, substantiated by the evidence of the two most recent contests for the Cormac McAnallen Cup, that Yesterday’s Test in the Ade(...)

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(...)

Former AFL player Michael Quinn believes that Patrick Dangerfield could prove a handful for Ireland in Saturday’s match in Perth.  Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Given its hybrid dynamic, success in the International Rules series has always been dictated by an ability to adapt, something former Essendon and now(...)