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Considine suffers suspected concussion in AFLW game after 'dangerous tackle'

Elsewgere in the AFLW action, Orla O’Dwyer helped Brisbane blitz Gold Coast.

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Updated Feb 7th 2021, 7:01 PM

CLARE’S AILISH CONSIDINE was left with a suspected concussion while in AFLW action today after sustaining a tackle that could lead to more disciplinary action for an incident involving an Irish player.

Considine’s Adelaide Crows got the upper hand on Cora Staunton’s GWS Giants thanks to a hat-trick of goals from Danielle Ponter in their dominant 62-15 win.

But Considine had to go off in the third quarter of the Round 2 game with the suspected concussion and will face a spell on the sidelines under the new concussion protocols.

GWS Giants player Tarni Evans is now likely to ‘be scrutinised by the Match Review Officer for a dangerous tackle.’

The Adelaide Crows stated after the game that Considine will ‘be assessed during the week.’

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The match was the first between the Giants and the Crows since the pre-season fixture last month that saw Cork’s Brid Stack suffer a fracture of the C7 vertebra in her neck.

The AFL appeals board overturend a three-match suspension imposed on Adelaide player Ebony Marinoff over that tackle.

Tipperary’s Orla O’Dwyer contributed five tackles and two marks alongside 18 possessions as the Brisbane Lions trounced their neighbours Gold Coast Suns 65-2 in the AFLW this morning.

The big win moves the Lions top of the early-season table as they lead the cohort of teams with two wins from two.

Nestled in behind them in the ladder are the North Melbourne Kangaroos, who had Mayo’s Aileen Gilroy heavily involved in their 36-10 win over St Kilda.

Tipp’s Aisling McCarthy notched a goal for the West Coast Eagles as they lost 23-14 to the Freemantle Dockers. Niamh Kelly, playing alongside her sister Grace, suffered a nasty first-half finger injury to compound the pain of defeat.

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