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#AFL

# afl - Yesterday’s News

Australian footballer calls for better education about race after blackface tribute

A mother painted her son’s skin brown to resemble the player.

# afl - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

From The42 O’Riordan's AFL dream on hold after breaking bone in his back and puncturing lung Ouch

O’Riordan's AFL dream on hold after breaking bone in his back and puncturing lung

The Tipp native endured a gruelling four-day car journey through the Australian desert after the incident.

# afl - Monday 22 August, 2016

From The42 Banana thrown at indigenous Aussie Rules star as racism continues to dog the sport Adelaide

Banana thrown at indigenous Aussie Rules star as racism continues to dog the sport

The woman has been hit with an indefinite ban by Port Adelaide, but has also been inducted to the club’s social awareness program.

# afl - Sunday 24 July, 2016

From The42 Australian Rules footballer kicks his own leg so hard he breaks it in two places Terrible Luck This post contains videos

Australian Rules footballer kicks his own leg so hard he breaks it in two places

Western Bulldogs midfielder Mitch Wallis suffered the horrific injuries during their game with St Kilda.

# afl - Monday 4 July, 2016

From The42 Huge setback for Irish AFL player Byrne after cruciate tear confirmation On The Sidelines

Huge setback for Irish AFL player Byrne after cruciate tear confirmation

The Louth native will miss the rest of the 2016 AFL season.

# afl - Saturday 2 July, 2016

From The42 Fears that Louth's Ciaran Byrne tore cruciate in AFL game with Carlton in Melbourne today Injury Concern

Fears that Louth's Ciaran Byrne tore cruciate in AFL game with Carlton in Melbourne today

The injury was suffered late on in the match against Collingwood at the MCG.

# afl - Monday 20 June, 2016

Australian sports chief apologises for joking about 'drowning' this journalist

He described her as a “black widow”, and his comments have caused a kerfuffle in Australia.

# afl - Saturday 21 May, 2016

From The42 'I was contemplating getting on the next plane home,' but now Louth star is living his AFL dream Interview

'I was contemplating getting on the next plane home,' but now Louth star is living his AFL dream

Ciarán Byrne has put his injury nightmare behind him and today plays his seventh successive game for a rejuvenated Carlton side who have won four in a row.

# afl - Thursday 12 May, 2016

From The42 After being injured for 18 months, Cork's Sheehan will make Aussie Rules comeback this weekend Back In Action

After being injured for 18 months, Cork's Sheehan will make Aussie Rules comeback this weekend

The 2010 All-Ireland winner will be in action for the Northern Blues.

# afl - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

From The42 Rise in participation and viewing interest prompts early launch of women's Aussie Rules league AFL

Rise in participation and viewing interest prompts early launch of women's Aussie Rules league

The game has been played regionally since the 80s, but will have a national league from next year.

# afl - Saturday 16 April, 2016

From The42 A moment of magic from Pearce Hanley helps Brisbane to shock Aussie Rules win The Lions Roar

A moment of magic from Pearce Hanley helps Brisbane to shock Aussie Rules win

Mayo man inspires Brisbane to victory over Gold Coast.

# afl - Thursday 7 April, 2016

From The42 Disgraced AFL agent's tell-all book on schoolgirl incident gets green light Legal Battle

Disgraced AFL agent's tell-all book on schoolgirl incident gets green light

Ricky Nixon has won a legal battle to publish his version of the events that led to his career taking a nosedive in 2010.

From The42 After a year out, Louth's Ciaran Byrne will finally make his Carlton return this weekend Long Awaited

After a year out, Louth's Ciaran Byrne will finally make his Carlton return this weekend

The 21-year-old is over his hamstring injury and starts against the Gold Coast Suns in the AFL on Saturday.

# afl - Sunday 3 April, 2016

From The42 Laois man Zach Tuohy becomes fifth GAA recruit to play 100 Australian Football League games Century Man

Laois man Zach Tuohy becomes fifth GAA recruit to play 100 Australian Football League games

Tuohy achieved the feat in Melbourne this morning.

# afl - Thursday 24 March, 2016

From The42 Ireland’s Tuohy in action in 2016 AFL opener as Carlton defeated narrowly at the MCG Losing Out

Ireland’s Tuohy in action in 2016 AFL opener as Carlton defeated narrowly at the MCG

Carlton were defeated by the Richmond Tigers at the MCG.

# afl - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

From The42 The 11 Irish players we’ll be keeping an eye on in this year’s Aussie Rules action Lads In Oz

The 11 Irish players we’ll be keeping an eye on in this year’s Aussie Rules action

The 2016 AFL season starts tomorrow.

# afl - Sunday 13 March, 2016

From The42 Louth’s Ciaran Byrne hits a stunning goal in a pre-season Aussie Rules game in Melbourne Take A Bow

Louth’s Ciaran Byrne hits a stunning goal in a pre-season Aussie Rules game in Melbourne

Byrne’s wonder individual strike came while in action for the Northern Blues.

# afl - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

From The42 Former Aussie Rules player becomes the latest athlete to switch codes to the NFL Code Breaker

Former Aussie Rules player becomes the latest athlete to switch codes to the NFL

America’s game’s quest to go global continues.

# afl - Thursday 21 January, 2016

From The42 ‘He’s a massive competitor which fits in really well with AFL football’ Down Under

‘He’s a massive competitor which fits in really well with AFL football’

Tipperary’s Colin O’Riordan is adapting well to life at Sydney Swans.

# afl - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

From The42 Galway, Kilkenny and Westmeath players head to Florida today for AFL Academy training camp Dual Stars

Galway, Kilkenny and Westmeath players head to Florida today for AFL Academy training camp

Cillian McDaid, Darargh Joyce and Ray Connellan will be trying to impress.

From The42 34 AFL players slapped with doping bans and set to miss 2016 season Essendon

34 AFL players slapped with doping bans and set to miss 2016 season

The 34 current and former Essendon players embroiled in a doping scandal have been found guilty by CAS.

# afl - Monday 7 December, 2015

From The42 Mayo’s Pearce Hanley has signed another new Aussie Rules deal Man At Work

Mayo’s Pearce Hanley has signed another new Aussie Rules deal

New two-year extension will keep Hanley in Brisbane until 2019.

# afl - Saturday 5 December, 2015

From The42 The 20 young Irish hopefuls who’ve been chasing an AFL contract over the last two days Afl Combine

The 20 young Irish hopefuls who’ve been chasing an AFL contract over the last two days

Kerry’s Pat Spillane and Kilkenny’s Darragh Joyce among those hoping to impress scouts.

# afl - Monday 23 November, 2015

From The42 Opinion: AFL players can’t bully Gaelic footballers any more Going Strong

Opinion: AFL players can’t bully Gaelic footballers any more

Naive Australian tactics were costly on a positive night for international rules series.

# afl - Sunday 22 November, 2015

From The42 Paddy McBrearty ended up in hospital after this hefty collision with a Croke Park goalpost Ouch

Paddy McBrearty ended up in hospital after this hefty collision with a Croke Park goalpost

McBrearty sustained shoulder and kidney injuries during the International Rules test.

Kernan says International Rules series is ‘alive and well’ after ‘one of the best wins’ yet

Ireland defeated Australia last night at Croke Park.

# afl - Saturday 21 November, 2015

AS IT HAPPENED: Ireland v Australia, International Rules Series

It was a one-off clash at GAA HQ this evening.

# afl - Friday 20 November, 2015

From The42 Here’s everything you need to know about Saturday’s International Rules Test at Croke Park Let Battle Commence

Here’s everything you need to know about Saturday’s International Rules Test at Croke Park

Ireland and Australia are preparing for battle at GAA HQ.

# afl - Thursday 19 November, 2015

From The42 Tipperary’s Colin O’Riordan has given his first interview since moving Down Under New Recruit

Tipperary’s Colin O’Riordan has given his first interview since moving Down Under

“It’s a new game and I want to show everyone I can adapt to it.”

# afl - Friday 30 October, 2015

From The42 This Irish star has agreed a new two-year deal with AFL giants Carlton Sign On Sign On

This Irish star has agreed a new two-year deal with AFL giants Carlton

Louth native Ciaran Byrne has signed on the dotted line.

# afl - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

From The42 Another Irish teenager is heading to the AFL Irish Abroad

Another Irish teenager is heading to the AFL

Derry minor captain Conor Glass has joined champions Hawthorn.

# afl - Saturday 10 October, 2015

From The42 Tipperary lose Colin O’Riordan as dual star signs AFL contract Land Down Under

Tipperary lose Colin O’Riordan as dual star signs AFL contract

Darragh Joyce, meanwhile, is hopeful of securing a deal in Australia too.

# afl - Saturday 3 October, 2015

From The42 Hawthorn win third Australian Football League title in a row Aussie Rules

Hawthorn win third Australian Football League title in a row

It was the hottest AFL grand final ever.

# afl - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

From The42 6’7″ Aussie Rules star gets some serious hang time for the AFL Mark of the Year Slam Dunk

# afl - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

From The42 Laois man Zach Tuohy lands end-of-season award after Aussie Rules exploits with Carlton Shines Down Under

# afl - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

From The42 Two more young GAA stars headed to Aussie Rules Down Under

Two more young GAA stars headed to Aussie Rules

Colin O’Riordan Tipp and Darragh Joyce of Kilkenny are off to Melbourne in October.

# afl - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

From The42 Another Irish teenager is set to make his AFL debut in Melbourne next Saturday Star Down Under

Another Irish teenager is set to make his AFL debut in Melbourne next Saturday

Tyrone’s Conor McKenna has got the nod from Essendon.

# afl - Sunday 16 August, 2015

From The42 Aussie Rules player sneaks in for a goal while everyone else watches a scrap Play To The Whistle This post contains videos

Aussie Rules player sneaks in for a goal while everyone else watches a scrap

Rory Lobb wasn’t waiting around.

# afl - Sunday 2 August, 2015

From The42 Sydney Swans win without Adam Goodes as Australians rally in support of booed indigenous player IStandWithAdam

# afl - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

From The42 Cork’s Ciaran Sheehan won’t return to Aussie Rules action with Carlton until 2016 Injury Nightmare

Cork’s Ciaran Sheehan won’t return to Aussie Rules action with Carlton until 2016

Sheehan has struggled with injury this year.

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