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Earley upbeat despite defeatIreland 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 pointBenny 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 outNiall 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 2014If 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.

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Sunday 23 November

Connacht club SFC final
Ballintubber v Corofin, MacHale Park, 2pm

Leinster club SFC semi-finals
Rhode v Moorefield, O'Connor Park, 2pm
St Vincent's v Garrycastle, Parnell Park, 4pm

Saturday 22 November

International Rules Series test
Australia 56 Ireland 46, Patersons Stadium, Perth - FT

Hurling Diary

Sunday 23 November

Leinster club SHC semi-final
Kilmacud Crokes v Ballyhale Shamrocks, Parnell Park, 2pm

Munster club SHC final
Kilmallock v Cratloe, Gaelic Grounds, 2pm

Leinster club IHC final
Kiltale v Mullinavat, Pairc Tailteann, 2pm

Saturday 22 November

Munster club IHC final
Cappoquin 1-11 Bruff 0-13, Mallow - FT

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Are you looking forward to the International Rules game against Australia?

Yes, it's something I enjoy
No, I lost interest in it a long time ago