Former Cork star Ciaran Sheehan got his senior career in the AFL off to a decent start this morning, impressing on his Carlton debut in a 39 point victory over Gold Coast. Playing in defence, Sheehan contributed to his side's win with a dozen odd possessions and a goal assist which you can see below. Sheehan seemed happy to get his career in the big leagues up and running, and got the [..]

Mayo man Pearce Hanley has been crushing in the AFL for quite a while at this stage, but has added yet another accolade to his ever growing list this week after being named the best player in the last round of games. Ballaghaderreen native Hanley has been with the Brisbane Lions since 2007 and has steadily improved to the point where he is now undoubtedly one of their most important players[..]

Former Cork forward Ciaran Sheehan seems to be progressing since his recent switch to Aussie Rules. The 23-year old is currently lining out for Carlton Blues' reserve side, the Northern Blues, who compete in the Victorian Football League. Sheehan has become accustomed to playing in a more defensive role for the Northern Blues and last weekend he impressed despite receiving a 44-point ham[..]

Tommy Walsh has been put on the Sydney Swans long-term injury list as his recovery from a horrific hamstring injury last June heads into its ninth month. The announcement was made by AFL spokesman Patrick Keane on twitter this morning, and means that Walsh can be replaced on the senior squad by a rookie player for the duration of the injury who would be otherwise ineligible to play, althoug[..]

On Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of 100,007, Hawthorn finally regained the AFL Premiership cup they last held in 2008 with a 15 point victory over a gallant Fremantle side. While all of the Irish AFL players were in holiday mode before Saturday's main event, the victorious Hawks included in their ranks the son of an Irishman. Liam Shiels, whose father left Ireland as a 21 year old bac[..]

Irish Experiment – AFL Season Recap

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Posted by Colm Duffy in The Irish Experiment | Sep 2013

Colm Duffy brings you part one of his season recap of the Irish players in the AFL, stay tuned for part two coming next week! The Irish Experiment - AFL Season Recap Irish on field interest in the 2013 AFL season finished at the weekend with Zach Tuohy and Niall McKeever playing their final games for the year. Some will enter the close season feeling satisfied with seasons of team and personal[..]

Colm Duffy rounds up all the action from Down Under in AFL Round 22, with a lot of the most interesting action happening away from the pitches and training grounds this week. The Irish Experiment - AFL Round 22 Cat Amongst the Pigeons as Bombers Kicked Out of Finals The AFL season enters its final home and away round of 2013 this weekend and the unprecedented events of the last number of days[..]

Mayo Man Inks Five Year Deal Pearce Hanley has agreed a contract with his club the Brisbane Lions that will tie him to the club for the next five years. The announcement puts an end to speculation that Hanley may have been considering leaving the Lions at the end this season, with expansion club the GWS Giants and a number of Melbourne based clubs all mooted to have expressed an interest in him. [..]

Colm Duffy rounds up all the action from Down Under in AFL Round 19, with a lot of the most interesting action happening away from the pitches and training grounds this week. The Irish Experiment - AFL Round 20 Uncertainty for Hanley & McKeever Once again events off the field took centre stage in the AFL world this week, as Essendon coach James Hird and three other Bombers' backroom staff wer[..]

Ireland are the 2013 AFL Europe Champions after just about getting the better of Great Britain in the final, played in DCU on Saturday. Ireland Get The Better of Great Britain by a Single Point Having topped their group after wins over Sweden, Denmark and Croatia, the Irish lads set up a clash with old rivals Great Britain who had in turn topped their group. In what was a tight affair througho[..]