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From The42 'There's bigger things happening, this is just an injury' - Surgery in Oz and hoping to get home to Ireland Covid-19 Crisis

'There's bigger things happening, this is just an injury' - Surgery in Oz and hoping to get home to Ireland

Mayo and West Coast Eagles star Grace Kelly has had a whirlwind few days.

From The42 'You can get wrapped up in sport and think it's the be all and end all - but the people are more important' Dubs Down Under

'You can get wrapped up in sport and think it's the be all and end all - but the people are more important'

Dublin and Melbourne star Niamh McEvoy on the AFLW through the Covid-19 crisis and her debut season there.

From The42 'Most serious threat in 100 years' - AFL postpone season and AFLW competition cancelled Called Off

'Most serious threat in 100 years' - AFL postpone season and AFLW competition cancelled

The round one games today will be the last for a while in Aussie Rules.

From The42 Flood kicks a brace as unbeaten Fremantle steam on AFLW

Flood kicks a brace as unbeaten Fremantle steam on

There was plenty of Irish representation in what is a revamped AFLW season this morning.

From The42 More Irish players heading home but six to feature this weekend in AFLW Final Series Sport Goes On

More Irish players heading home but six to feature this weekend in AFLW Final Series

Stars from Mayo, Tipperary, Cavan and Louth are set to line out in Oz.

From The42 Everything you need to know about the Irish stars lining out in the AFLW Finals Series Closer Look

Everything you need to know about the Irish stars lining out in the AFLW Finals Series

Mayo, Galway, Cavan, Louth, Tipperary and Fermanagh will be represented Down Under this weekend.

From The42 Dublin All-Ireland winning duo head home from AFLW amidst Covid-19 crisis Homeward Bound

Dublin All-Ireland winning duo head home from AFLW amidst Covid-19 crisis

Sinead Goldrick and Niamh McEvoy are heading home to Ireland.

From The42 AFL confirm season will go ahead with Irish players set to be involved Pressing On

AFL confirm season will go ahead with Irish players set to be involved

And the AFLW have scrapped the last two rounds of regular season fixtures with finals set to start this weekend.

From The42 Knee injury rules Mayo star out for remainder of Aussie Rules season Land Down Under

Knee injury rules Mayo star out for remainder of Aussie Rules season

A blow for Grace Kelly, though the future of the 2020 season remains unclear in current circumstances.

From The42 Sarah Rowe goal sets Collingwood on the way to AFLW win Aussie Rules This post contains videos

Sarah Rowe goal sets Collingwood on the way to AFLW win

The women’s Aussie Rules league is continuing behind closed doors this weekend.

From The42 AFL and AFLW seasons to go ahead for now - behind closed doors Irish Down Under

AFL and AFLW seasons to go ahead for now - behind closed doors

There are 18 Irishmen and 18 Irishwomen contracted to clubs in Oz.

From The42 Staunton continues remarkable injury comeback with career-best 4 goal haul for Giants AFLW

Staunton continues remarkable injury comeback with career-best 4 goal haul for Giants

The former Mayo star broke her leg in four places just 10 months ago.

From The42 Yvonne Bonner ruled out for rest of Giants' season with ankle injury Giant Setback

Yvonne Bonner ruled out for rest of Giants' season with ankle injury

The Donegal native is facing a long lay-off in Sydney.

From The42 Mayo sisters' central roles in first-ever win and Gaelic-style goal the highlights for Irish Down Under Aflw Round-up This post contains videos

Mayo sisters' central roles in first-ever win and Gaelic-style goal the highlights for Irish Down Under

Goals and impact galore from the 15 Irish stars involved this weekend.

From The42 Mayo star Rowe on the double as Irish face off in Aussie Rules double-header for bushfire relief Going Well

Mayo star Rowe on the double as Irish face off in Aussie Rules double-header for bushfire relief

Dublin duo Sinéad Goldrick and Niamh McEvoy were on the winning side as Melbourne beat Rowe and Aishling Sheridan’s Collingwood.

From The42 Staunton marks comeback from horror injury with first goal of third AFL season Wrap This post contains videos

Staunton marks comeback from horror injury with first goal of third AFL season

There were plenty of Irish players in Round 3 at the weekend.

From The42 Down star 'on the mend' after sustaining head injury in action for St Kilda Heavy Hit This post contains videos

Down star 'on the mend' after sustaining head injury in action for St Kilda

Clara Fitzpatrick has been excellent in her debut AFLW season.

From The42 Two on target as Cavan star's first goal the highlight of big weekend for Irish in Oz Irish Eye This post contains videos

Two on target as Cavan star's first goal the highlight of big weekend for Irish in Oz

Aishling Sheridan and Clare’s Ailish Considine both chipped in with goals Down Under.

From The42 More winning debuts, goals and county teammates going head-to-head on AFLW opening weekend Irish Eye

More winning debuts, goals and county teammates going head-to-head on AFLW opening weekend

Tipperary star Aisling McCarthy led the Irish contingent Down Under.

From The42 Dream debut as Tipp's Orla O'Dwyer scores with her first touch in AFLW Aussie Rules This post contains videos

Dream debut as Tipp's Orla O'Dwyer scores with her first touch in AFLW

The new AFLW season got underway with no fewer than 18 Irish players on the books.

From The42 'I remember saying - I don’t know if I can do this - it felt like hitting the wall' Giant

'I remember saying - I don’t know if I can do this - it felt like hitting the wall'

Ahead of the AFLW season kick-off, Cora Staunton sits down with Maurice Brosnan in Sydney to chat about her injury comeback and her hopes for the year.

From The42 15 Irish stars selected for round one in Oz - with 10 in line for AFLW debuts A Whole New World

15 Irish stars selected for round one in Oz - with 10 in line for AFLW debuts

Dublin star Sinéad Goldrick is one of many set to make their debut as the 2020 season kicks off.

From The42 Awful luck as Leitrim star to miss 2020 AFLW season after confirmation of another ACL injury Hammer Blow

Awful luck as Leitrim star to miss 2020 AFLW season after confirmation of another ACL injury

Fremantle’s Áine Tighe will undergo surgery next week as she stays in Australia to rehab.

From The42 'That's something that needs to change' - Women need to support women in sport, says Tipp star On The Up

'That's something that needs to change' - Women need to support women in sport, says Tipp star

Aishling Moloney has called on parents – and counties – to encourage younger girls more, and in turn, grow the game of ladies football.

From The42 'It doesn’t look great at this stage' - Blow as Leitrim star suffers another knee injury ahead of AFLW debut Irish Eye

'It doesn’t look great at this stage' - Blow as Leitrim star suffers another knee injury ahead of AFLW debut

‘She is such an exciting player and has done everything right for the club so far,’ says Áine Tighe’s manager at Fremantle.

From The42 'Telling players they have to choose isn't fair' - Aussie Rules agent hits back at Mayo ladies boss' comments Land Down Under

'Telling players they have to choose isn't fair' - Aussie Rules agent hits back at Mayo ladies boss' comments

12 of the 18 Irishwomen preparing for AFLW action are managed by CrossCoders – and its co-founder Jason Hill has responded to Peter Leahy’s claims.

From The42 AFLW has 'potential to damage' ladies football and players should have to pick one or the other - Mayo boss Warning

AFLW has 'potential to damage' ladies football and players should have to pick one or the other - Mayo boss

Dublin manager Mick Bohan also said he has ‘mixed feelings’ towards the league 18 Irishwomen will play in this spring.

From The42 Cora Staunton makes goalscoring return in Australia after career-threatening triple leg-break Land Down Under

Cora Staunton makes goalscoring return in Australia after career-threatening triple leg-break

Clubs are ramping up their preparations for the new AFLW season.

From The42 'A Gaelic style' Aussie Rules goal award and marvelling at a team-mate's recovery from triple-leg break Ready To Rock

'A Gaelic style' Aussie Rules goal award and marvelling at a team-mate's recovery from triple-leg break

Donegal’s Yvonne Bonner speaks to The42 ahead of the new AFLW season.

From The42 Irish stars to face off in Aussie Rules double-header to raise funds for bushfire relief Melbourne Match Up

Irish stars to face off in Aussie Rules double-header to raise funds for bushfire relief

Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium will host the two clashes next month.

From The42 One of the country's best forwards stars at first-ever women's AFL Europe Combine Irish Prospects

One of the country's best forwards stars at first-ever women's AFL Europe Combine

Donegal star Geraldine McLaughlin caught the eye, as did recently-retired Kerry ace Sarah Houlihan and Dublin’s Lauren Magee.

From The42 'Mentally strong' Staunton set for return to Australia as recovery from horror injury continues Cora

'Mentally strong' Staunton set for return to Australia as recovery from horror injury continues

After giving ‘the mind a rest,’ the 37-year-old returns to her AFLW base tomorrow.

From The42 18 Irish players ready to go as 2020 AFLW season set in stone following ugly dispute Flying The Flag

18 Irish players ready to go as 2020 AFLW season set in stone following ugly dispute

All has been resolved with fixtures in place for next year.

From The42 Ward, Goldrick and McGrath head up LGFA player of the year nominees Awards

Ward, Goldrick and McGrath head up LGFA player of the year nominees

There are further Australia-bound stars nominated at intermediate and junior level.

From The42 2020 AFLW season still up in the air as ugly dispute rumbles on Irish Down Under

2020 AFLW season still up in the air as ugly dispute rumbles on

Eighteen Irishwomen are currently on lists, as the plot thickens.

From The42 'I wouldn't be surprised if we see some of them staying and not going back for Gaelic football' Land Down Under

'I wouldn't be surprised if we see some of them staying and not going back for Gaelic football'

AFLW agent and CrossCoders co-founder Jason Hill outlines potential changes to the league – and the knock-on effect for the Irish involved.

From The42 'The situation has got real messy, real quick' - AFLW's future hangs in balance amid dispute Irish Eye

'The situation has got real messy, real quick' - AFLW's future hangs in balance amid dispute

Eighteen Irishwomen are currently on lists for the 2020 season.

From The42 All-Ireland winning Dublin duo sign for AFLW side Melbourne - making it 18 Irish for 2020 Capital Loss

All-Ireland winning Dublin duo sign for AFLW side Melbourne - making it 18 Irish for 2020

All-Star defender Sinéad Goldrick and key forward Niamh McEvoy become the first Dubs to join the Irish invasion Down Under.

From The42 Top Cork, Galway and Meath stars set to travel to AFLW combine in Melbourne Land Down Under

Top Cork, Galway and Meath stars set to travel to AFLW combine in Melbourne

16 Irish players have been confirmed for the 2020 season thus far.

From The42 Kildare star Curley flying the flag in Grand Final after taking different route Down Under Highs And Lows

Kildare star Curley flying the flag in Grand Final after taking different route Down Under

It’s turned into much more than chasing a coveted AFLW deal for the Collingwood CrossCoder.

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