Earley upbeat despite defeat
Ireland manager Paul Earley took his hat off to Australia, saying his side struggled to cope with the accuracy and movement of their professional opponents in today's IRS test.
Twitter: McKeever's omission a big talking point
Benny Coulter and Steven McDonnell questioned Paul Earley's decision to leave Armagh's Ciaran McKeever out of his squad for the IRS.
"Australia deserved their win"
Ireland captain Michael Murphy admitted they left themselves with too big a mountain to climb against Australia at the midway point of this morning's International Rules test in Perth.
Team news: Morgan and O'Neill left out
Niall Morgan (Tyrone) and Padaig O'Neill (Kildare) have failed to make manager Paul Earley's 23 for today's International Rules test against Australia.
Good luck Ireland!
This year's International Rules test against Australia is due to get underway in just under an hour in front of a full house in Perth (9.45am) and the Irish team has been sent lots of good luck messages via Twitter.
Video: the funniest hurling goalkeeper's mistake of 2014
If you want to see how not to practice the art of goalkeeping in hurling, then this video has it all.
There's a 'schemozzle' on 'The Apprentice'
Comedian Dara Ó Briain used one of Micheal O'Hehir's favourite words on BBC TV this week.