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Two-game series agreed for International Rules in 2017

The GAA can confirm that following discussions with the AFL, the International Rules Series will not take place in 2016 and a two-game series has been agreed for Australia in 2017.

It has also confirmed that, in addition, the Associations have committed to a further two-game Series in Ireland, as well as exploring the adaptation of the game for an exhibition Series in the United States in the future.

Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghail said: "It was not possible to organise a two-game series in Australia this year and for that reason we have decided to take a long term view of the series and press pause for 2016.

"The success of the last two series has been based on the ability of both teams to attract the finest talent to their ranks making for close, competitive and entertaining games. The aim of the series continuing in this vein is shared by both organisations and we believe these aspirations are best served by the staging of two games in a given year.

“We have committed to three Series for the moment, beginning in Australia in 2017 with the timing for the Irish and U.S events to be confirmed later in the year as to whether they should take place in consecutive years, every second year or some other combination.

"We look forward to working with the AFL in the planning of future series from 2017 onwards."