CENTURIES OF EMIGRATION have left Ireland and Australia inextricably linked despite their geographical differences. Tomorrow, however, the two nations will be at war.

Not actual war, you understand, but sporty war. Yes, our best and brightest GAA and rugby players are going up against their counterparts in the two codes.

So, before the one off International Rules match throws in at 9.45 AM and the rugby Test kicks off at 4.30 PM, here’s a taster of some of the bragging rights that will be up for grabs.

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Enda Kenny v Tony Abbott

The battle of the ‘Prime Ministers’ could get a little sweaty.

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v Fungi

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Big W v Penneys

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The Banshee…

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v Bunyip

They’re both terrifying.

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The battle of stupid hats that tourists love

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Getting cheap Ryanair flights to Salou v Cheap Jetstar flights to Bali

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The shocking headline head-to-head

Dinny v Alf

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This classic Guinness ad…

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V this awesome Tooheys ad

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Who will prevail?

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Originally published Friday, 16.00