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From The42 Leitrim star re-signs for Fremantle for 2021 after injury heartbreak as Louth captain opts out Irish Eye

Leitrim star re-signs for Fremantle for 2021 after injury heartbreak as Louth captain opts out

Áine Tighe, Katy Herron and Clara Fitzpatrick are returning to the AFLW for 2021 – but Kate Flood is not.

From The42 Dublin duo to return to Melbourne for 2021 season due to 'unfinished business' Signed Up

Dublin duo to return to Melbourne for 2021 season due to 'unfinished business'

Sinead Goldrick and Niamh McEvoy are heading back to Melbourne.

From The42 Clare star Considine signs new deal with 2019 AFLW champions Adelaide Crows On The Dotted Line

Clare star Considine signs new deal with 2019 AFLW champions Adelaide Crows

The new contract extension will keep Considine with the crows for at least another year.

From The42 'It is very alien' - Tipperary star McCarthy completes historic switch between Aussie Rules sides Closer Look

'It is very alien' - Tipperary star McCarthy completes historic switch between Aussie Rules sides

Aisling McCarthy joins West Coast Eagles from Western Bulldogs. Here, she speaks to The42 about the move.

From The42 Irish trio set to lead West Coast's line as Mayo Sister Act sign contract extensions Land Down Under

Irish trio set to lead West Coast's line as Mayo Sister Act sign contract extensions

Grace and Niamh Kelly will return to the Eagles after impressing in their debut season.

From The42 'I'm just happy to be back playing football' - Dublin star's uncertainty over Aussie Rules return Home And Away

'I'm just happy to be back playing football' - Dublin star's uncertainty over Aussie Rules return

Sinéad Goldrick has been offered a second year at Melbourne – the question is whether she will go again.

From The42 'A decision will have to be made at some point' - Choosing between AFLW and representing Mayo Tick Tock

'A decision will have to be made at some point' - Choosing between AFLW and representing Mayo

Mayo manager Peter Leahy previously said his players will have to choose between the two sports.

From The42 AFLW survives crisis with league set to return unchanged for 2021 season Irish Down Under

AFLW survives crisis with league set to return unchanged for 2021 season

18 Irish players were on the books in 2020 – though there looks to be a clash ahead between pre-season in Australia and the inter-county football championships.

From The42 Irish player among four to leave North Melbourne Wave Goodbye

Irish player among four to leave North Melbourne

Mairead Seoighe has departed the AFLW club after her contract was not renewed.

From The42 A glittering first season in Oz, Gaelic football on hold and home to a GAA-mad family to find her passion Best Of Both Worlds

A glittering first season in Oz, Gaelic football on hold and home to a GAA-mad family to find her passion

Cavan and Collingwood star Aishling Sheridan has enjoyed a hectic few months at opposite ends of the world.

'You don’t want to be putting players and families at risk' - Dublin star backs Gaelic games stance

Éabha Rutledge on the situation going forward, her experience with work and training and the impact of AFLW on ladies football.

From The42 'I had a few cries and a few breakdowns. There were dark moments but I look back on it as an achievement' Cora

'I had a few cries and a few breakdowns. There were dark moments but I look back on it as an achievement'

Cora Staunton on her remarkable recovery from a career-threatening injury, a whirlwind 12 months, and what the future holds for the Mayo great.

From The42 Mayo star Rowe named AFLW Irish Player of the Year Recognised

Mayo star Rowe named AFLW Irish Player of the Year

The Collingwood player came out on top ahead of Aisling McCarthy and Cora Staunton.

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.

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