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(...)

Ireland’s Ciarán Kilkenny and Lewis Jetta of Austailia take a tumble during the second International Rules Test on Saturday in Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland (6-22-14) 116Australia (2-7-4) 37Ireland win the series 173-72The scale of the challenge facing the GAA and AFL if their talks on reconstructi(...)

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the resumption of the International Rules series, although there have been some bumps along the way such as this dispute between the sides in 1998. IPhotograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

In a way it’s miraculous that the International Rules series is getting ready to mark the 15th anniversary of its modern resumption back in 1998 and i(...)