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After an impressive debut season in Aussie Rules Cora Staunton signs new deal in Sydney

Greater Western Sydney Giants said she will join back up once her duties with Mayo finish in November.

The Mayo footballer joined the club in 2017.
The Mayo footballer joined the club in 2017.
Image: Matt King

FOLLOWING AN IMPRESSIVE debut campaign Cora Staunton has signed a new deal which will see her spend a second year playing Aussie Rules for the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

The club announced a new deal on Monday, stating that she would join up with the side after her duties with Mayo had concluded in five months, hinting at the possibility of a return to inter-county football.

“Irish sensation Cora Staunton, who lit up the competition in 2018 with her unique kicking style and hard-nosed attack at the football, will return to Western Sydney for a second season,” the club said.

“The Ladies Gaelic Football legend will join the GIANTS once her duties with county Mayo conclude in November.”

The four-time All-Ireland champion became the first international player to sign for an AFL women’s side when she joined in 2017.

Staunton has won 11 All-Stars during an illustrious career but has not played for Mayo since her move down under.

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