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 Tipperary’s dual star Orla O’Dwyer will once again kit out for the Brisbane Lions. Photograph:  Chris Hyde/Getty Images

While the AFL men’s Gaelic football trade experiment is more than likely over, the crossover from ladies’ football to AFLW is about to reach a new pea(...)

Cora Staunton will return to the Greater Western Sydney Giants for the 2021 APLW season. Photograph:  Matt King/Getty Images

The lure of Australia remains strong despite the global pandemic with 15 Irish women officially locked in on AFLW deals for the 2021 season. Monday’s(...)

Ballymun Kickham’s Patrick Small, David Byrne, Dean Rock and James McCarthy celebrate their win at Parnell Park on Saturday evening. Photograph: Inpho

The former US speaker Tip O’Neill is widely credited with the catchphrase, “all politics is local.” But it would seem RTÉ have realised the great appe(...)

Shauna Keogh: “Still, when it came to applying for college courses”. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

“The men of the Smoky Mountains were hunting for ginseng. Deep in the Appalachian range in the US, they do this work because it is lucrative. But, eve(...)

Ireland goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran saves from Spain’s Carlota Petchame in the World Cup semi-final shoot out   in London. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Justine Sowry, coach of the University of Louisville hockey team, had a look at Ireland’s World Cup draw and reckoned Ayeisha McFerran would be ready (...)

 Sarah Healy at Dublin Airport with her gold medals for  the 1,500m and 3,000m events  in  Hungary. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

We probably should all have learnt by now to resist pumping up expectations to lunar levels after one of our young sportspeople excels in their teenag(...)

“You’re swept up in the whole thing, I’ll never forget it. And then Mum was crying on the phone. My family have been there for me from day one and supported me through all the dark days, so it was incredibly emotional. It was a really, really good day.”

Natalya Coyle had enjoyed plenty of good days through her sporting career, not least those ninth and sixth place finishes at the London and Rio Olympi(...)

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(...)