Shane Walsh in action during Sunday’s firts Test.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

 He was so close to making a spectacular statement at precisely the right time. Galway’s Shane Walsh, an artful, creative player who for many wou(...)

Ireland’s Pearce Hanley in action at Sunday’s  International Rules series first Test against Australia. Hanley is ruled out of the second Test due to injury. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland face into a second Test in Perth trailing by 10 points, a deficit that has never been overturned in the history of the series. The most encour(...)

Ireland International Rules squad manager Joe Kernan: “We stopped doing the simple things. In the fourth quarter, we did the simple things again.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Easier said than done. Joe Kernan said that yes, indeed, there had been a focus in preparations on the third quarter and how influential it can be. Bu(...)

Ireland ’s Pearce Hanley had to leave the pitch in Adelaide because of a suspected fracture in his hand. Photograph: Inpho

According to the GAA, bringing out a replacement for Saturday’s second Test in Perth is under consideration. Ireland were short two players in Sunday’(...)

(From left) David Moran, Aiden O’Shea, Colm O’Shea, Colm O’Neill and Niall Morgan arrive in Melbourne for Ireland’s International Rules Test series with Australia. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Ireland team arrived in Melbourne last night for Sunday’s practice match in the lead-up to next week’s Test in Perth, which may well be the last I(...)