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Kerry Youngster To Head Down Under To Chase AFL Dream

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Kerry youngster Deividas Uosis looks set to join AFL side Brisbane Lions at the end of the year as he makes the switch from Gaelic football to Australian football. Uosis, who was born in Lithuania before moving to Kerry when he was four, played as a goalkeeper on the Kerry minor side who won the 2017 All-Ireland final. The Dingle …

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Conor McKenna Reportedly Set For ‘Indefinite’ Return To Tyrone

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Essendon’s Conor McKenna has unexpectedly returned to Ireland just a few weeks prior to the 2020 AFL season.  McKenna starred on the Tyrone minor team that won an All-Ireland title in 2012 before impressing several AFL clubs at a talent combine in December 2013. By the end of 2014, the Eglish club man had signed a two-year rookie contract with …

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Marty Clarke – Mickey Harte’s Take On McShane Saga Is ‘Comical’

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Cathal McShane, will he or won’t he?  That is the question on everybody’s lips as we countdown towards the beginning of the 2020 Allianz League campaign. The All-Star Tyrone full-forward looks set to link up with AFL outfit Adelaide Crows for their preseason training following a breakthrough 2019 campaign that saw him finish as the championship’s top scorer. Following Tyrone’s …

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Lithuanian-Born Dingle Goalkeeper Impresses AFL Scouts

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Lithuanian-born former Kerry minor Deividas Uosis caught the eye of scouts at the AFL Europe Combine held in UCD this past weekend.  The 19-year-old’s parents emigrated to Ireland when he was four in search of work. Since then he’s gone on to star in Gaelic football, basketball and soccer. The All-Ireland minor winner, a talented outfield player in his own …

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McKenna Expresses Zero Regrets Over Decision To Play In Club Game

Conor McKenna has expressed zero regrets over lining out for his club Eglish in a relegation playoff two weeks ago.  The former Tyrone underage star has been under contract with AFL side Essendon since 2014 and has firmly established himself in the club’s first-team squad. However, upon his return to Ireland, McKenna scored a goal for his club as they …

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International Rules Series To Return In 2020 & 2022

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The AFL and the GAA have today confirmed that the International Rules Series will return in 2020 and 2022. Ireland will play host to a two-test series next year before Australia return the favour two years later. The compromised rules series, which first took place in 1984, will make a return following a three-year hiatus. The last instalment in the …

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Conor McKenna Pulls Off Outrageous Solo Dummy In AFL Game

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We could watch this one over and over and over again… The toe-tap or solo is something we Gaelic football heads hold very close to our hearts as it’s something seldom seen in any other sport. However, the seemingly simple act of dropping a ball onto your toe and kicking it back up into your hands is something that is …

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Derry Star Callum Brown Latest Irish Talent To Join AFL

Derry minor star, Callum Brown is the latest Irish youth to join the AFL after signing with the Great Western Sydney Giants.   The 18-year-old was identified by the GIANTS’ Irish scouting program in July 2017 and undertook a 12-month trial process with the club. He flew to Australia in August to spend two weeks training with the Giants under …

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Meath’s Conor Nash Signs New Deal With AFL Club Hawthorn

Former Meath minor footballer, Conor Nash, has signed a new deal with AFL side Hawthorn, the club has confirmed today.  Nash, a talented athlete who excelled at football and rugby throughout the underage grades, made the move to Australia in 2016 when he signed for ‘The Hawks’ as a Category B Rookie. Nash has enjoyed a breakthrough season for the Melbourne …

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Meath’s Conor Nash Set For AFL Debut This Weekend

Navan native, Conor Nash will make his debut for AFL side, Hawthorn this weekend in their clash with the Geelong Cats. The 20-year-old joined the Hawks in 2016 as a Category B rookie after a promising underage career in both Gaelic Football and rugby. He represented Leinster and Ireland at the U18 level while also featuring as a Meath minor footballer. …

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Tipperary’s Colin O’Riordan Set For AFL Debut This Weekend

Former Tipperary footballer Colin O’Riordan looks set to make his debut for the Sydney Swans this weekend in what will be his first competitive game of AFL at the highest level.  O’Riordan is a former minor All-Ireland champion with Tipperary. As a 16-year-old he won the All-Ireland minor championship in 2011. A year later, he did the same with the …

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All-Ireland Winning Kilkenny Captain Darragh Joyce To Make AFL Debut

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Former Kilkenny minor captain Darragh Joyce is set to make his AFL bow with St. Kilda this weekend. The 21-year-old, who won the All-Ireland minor hurling championship with the cats in 2014, has been named in St. Kilda’s squad for the AFL clash against Melbourne. Déanfaidh Darragh Joyce a thús AFL ?? Darragh Joyce will make his AFL debut! ? – https://t.co/5HtqKoIPOc …

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