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Begley hopes to regain McAnallen CupColm Begley wants to bring the Cormac McAnallen Cup back to Ireland.
O'Rourke: bring back the two-test seriesPaddy O'Rourke has called for a return of the two-test model in the International Rules series.
Cavanagh wishes it was half-timeSean Cavanagh was ruing the fact that this year's International Rules series was reduced to a single test after Ireland's stirring comeback fell short on Saturday.
International Rules series to take place in 2015The future of the International Rules series is secure after yesterday's successful Test match in Perth.
IRS: Ireland left to rue slow startIreland will return home from Australia this week empty handed after falling to a 10-point defeat to the hosts in Patersons Stadium, Perth this morning.
Aussie coach will 'cherish' unique experienceAustralian manager Alastair Clarkson has given his backing to the idea of taking the International Rules series to America.
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.
Earley expects 'fast game'Paul Earley is anticipating a high-tempo International Rules Test in Perth tomorrow.
Clarkson favours two-Test seriesAustralia coach Alastair Clarkson would like to see the International Rules revert to a two-Test series.
Oz adventure a welcome distraction for KeeganThe International Rules series in Australia is helping Lee Keegan to get over the disappointment of Mayo's All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay defeat to Kerry.
Rules Test is a sell outTomorrow's International Rules Test at Paterson's Stadium in Perth has sold out.
Aussies not treating Irish as "amateurs"Australia will be treating their Irish opponents as professionals rather than amateurs in Saturday's one-off International Rules Test.
Morgan: the goalie is no longer the fat kidNiall Morgan has been speaking about how the role of the goalkeeper in Gaelic football is more important than it has ever been.
O'Neill wants Rules series played every yearGAA president Liam O'Neill would like to see the International Rules series played on an annual basis once again.
"The injuries were killing him"David Moran has described Declan O'Sullivan as "the best leader I have ever played with."
Hanley being badgered to make Mayo returnAidan O'Shea says he will badger Pearce Hanley for the duration of his stay in Australia if it means the AFL star will return to playing for Mayo.
McGee happy with change in routineNeil McGee says he is happy to take a break from intense county training which he has experienced with Donegal for the past four seasons.
Win would be 'a massive achievement' - O'SheaAidan O'Shea is expecting a mammoth battle for Ireland when they take on Australia in this Saturday's one-off International Rules test.
Aussie co-captain warns they'll 'play hard but fair'Australia co-captain Travis Boak says there will be no repeat of the bloodshed and violence which has stained the International Rules series in past years.
Aussie ace Fyfe ruled outAustralia star Nathan 'Nat' Fyfe has been ruled out of Saturday's International Rules Test in Perth.
Aussies include suspended pairAustralia's International Rules squad includes two banned players at the centre of a probe into the use of illegal supplements.