Ballyporeen’s Conor Sweeney has made his presence felt in the opening International Rules game down under.
It’s advantage Australia after the first of two tests against Ireland.
The hosts will take a 10-point lead into the second game in Perth next Saturday after getting a 63-53 victory in Adelaide this morning.
Monaghan’s Conor McManus led the scoring for Ireland with 25 with Michael Murphy of Donegal adding 20.
Tipperary’s Conor Sweeney added 3 points – thanks to one over.