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Last month
December 2022
# early christmas present
Boost for Meath as AFLW star Vikki Wall commits to three in-a-row bid
‘I’ll be playing for Meath this year,’ the 2021 Footballer of the Year told Jerome Quinn.
# End of the road
Cork great Bríd Stack calls time on AFLW career
The 11-time All-Ireland winner has finished up Down Under.
# Moving On
Two-time AFLW Premiership winner Ailish Considine departs from Adelaide Crows
The club says they will not be offering a new contract to the Clare dual star for next year.
Last year
# Champions
Dublin and Armagh stars celebrate victory with Melbourne in AFLW Grand Final
Melbourne won its maiden AFLW Premiership with their 19-15 victory over Brisbane Lions.
# Flying the flag
Meath, Armagh, Leitrim and Mayo stars nominated for AFLW awards
Vikki Wall and Blaithin Mackin are up for Best First-Year Player, with Áine Tighe and Aileen Gilroy in the running for MVP.
Dublin and Armagh stars help Melbourne set up Irish Grand Final showdown
Sinéad Goldrick and Blaithin Mackin will face Orla O’Dwyer and her Brisbane side in next week’s decider.
Orla O'Dwyer helps Brisbane into Grand Final with Irish showdown guaranteed
North Melbourne (Vikki Wall and Erika O’Shea) and Melbourne (Sinéad Goldrick and Blaithin Mackin) face off in tomorrow’s other preliminary final.
# Land down under
Kelly and Wall star, with Irish involvement in all four teams left in AFLW race
Niamh Kelly’s Adelaide Crows and Vikki Wall’s North Melbourne came through today’s clashes.
# Flying the flag
Nine Irish players left in AFLW race with Mayo showdown in store this weekend
There’s two finals series games down for decision on Saturday.
# Business end
10 Irish stars left standing as AFLW final series line-up confirmed
A total of 22 featured this season.
# Giant
Cora Staunton set for significant AFLW milestone but undecided on future
The Mayo great will play her 50th game this weekend.
# Flying High
'She has been super important' - high praise as Vikki Wall scores sixth goal of the season
Elsewhere, Orla O’Dwyer helped top-of-the-table Brisbane to a comprehensive win.
Gilroy goal helps Hawthorn to historic win, Irish trio secure derby victory
Vikki Wall and Aine Tighe both grabbed goals in Australia for the second week in a row.
# Relief
Short-term knee injury confirmed for Collingwood's Cavan star
Aishling Sheridan is ‘expected to be sidelined for 2-4 weeks’.
# Treatment Table
Significant injury concerns for Irish duo in AFLW
Niamh Kelly dislocated her shoulder and Aishling Sheridan sustained a knee injury in yesterday’s clash between Adelaide and Collingwood.
# Irish in Form
Irish duo Wall and Tighe score a brace each, McDonagh makes AFLW debut
Round four of the Women’s AFL season saw Irish goalscorers and another debut.
Mayo's Kearns to miss rest of Geelong's season after shoulder surgery
Rachel Kearns suffered an AC joint injury last weekend.
# Wrap
Cora Staunton reaches 50-goal mark after impressive start to sixth season in AFLW
Meanwhile, Tipperary’s Orla O’Dwyer and Áine Tighe of Leitrim were also on target for their sides this weekend.
‘It was a big gamble’ – The Irish players on the hard road in Australia
Bríd Stack, Joanne Doonan and Clara Fitzpatrick on overcoming obstacles to make it in the AFLW.
# Flying the flag
The 22 Irish stars set for the new AFLW season
They’re spread across 12 teams and hail from 12 different counties.
# Pre Season Stars
Meath All-Ireland winners impress and Armagh star kicks first goal in first AFLW games
Elsewhere in Saturday’s practice matches, Cora Staunton was on the double and Aishling Sheridan shone.
# issue
'They're taking our top players. It is worrying' - All-Ireland finalists' managers on AFLW
Vikki Wall will ‘turn into the face of ladies AFL,’ says Meath boss Eamonn Murray. He and Kerry joint-manager Declan Quill share their thoughts.
# draft day
Former Armagh footballer selected by Fremantle in the AFLW Draft
Amy Mulholland has enjoyed a remarkable two-year rise from the amateurs to AFLW.
# response
'Maybe Eamonn’s comments were a bit stretched' - Moving past AFLW saga, and Leinster final regrets
Vikki Wall has defended her manager after coming under fire for his comments earlier this year.
# Blaithin Mackin
Armagh star Mackin set to join AFLW Premiership finalists
Bláithín Mackin will link up with Sinead Goldrick at the Melbourne club.
# Irish Eye
Mayo's Kelly sisters join new AFLW clubs
The duo depart West Coast Eagles for Adelaide Crows and St Kilda, with Clara Fitzpatrick also returning to the Saints.
North Melbourne confirm signings of Vikki Wall and Erika O'Shea
The Meath and Cork stars are making the move to Australia.
# Dublin LGFA
Dublin footballer Lauren Magee departs AFLW club Melbourne
Magee played 11 games during her two seasons in Australia.
# Aileen Gilroy
Mayo player becomes Hawthorn's first Irish AFLW signing
Aileen Gilroy previously played for North Melbourne.
# irish down under
Galway star Áine McDonagh set for AFLW move
McDonagh will become the first Irish AFLW Hawk.
# Season seven
AFLW players to receive 94 percent pay rise with season set to start in August
Pre-season will start on June 13.
Mayo forward set to join St Kilda, O'Dwyer weighing up offers
Meanwhile, several clubs have shown interest in All-Australian Orla O’Dwyer.
# Home and Away
No more best of both worlds for Irish AFLW stars as most opt against inter-county
A change of timing to the Australian season means both codes can no longer be balanced as easily.
# irish down under
Mayo speedster requests trade to AFLW champions
Elsewhere, 2021 All Stars Erika O’Shea and Vikki Wall are closing in on a move to North Melbourne.
# irish down under
Cork All-Star defender set to receive AFLW contract offers
North Melbourne and St Kilda are amongst the clubs interested in Erika O’Shea.
# irish down under
‘Irish people watch it and think it should be as clean as Gaelic football. They are completely different’
Ahead of the AFLW grand final, Sarah Rowe and Ailish Considine discuss the perception of the game in Ireland and the rising standards in Australia.
Cora Staunton caps glittering individual season in Oz with several club awards
The Mayo great enjoyed a standout campaign for GWS Giants.
# irish down under
Orla O'Dwyer makes history as first ever Irish AFLW All-Australian
The selection was announced at the W Awards in Melbourne today.
# crows and dees
Melbourne and Adelaide to face off in AFLW Grand Final
It’ll be a huge week for a couple of Irish players Down Under.
# Land down under
The five Irish stars left standing at the business end of the AFLW season
The preliminary finals take place this weekend, with the winners prevailing to next Saturday’s Grand final.