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Tipperary Star Aisling McCarthy Latest To Join AFLW

Tipperary star, Aisling McCarthy is the latest Irish talent to move Down Under as she signs for AFLW side, Western Bulldogs.

The 22-year-old was one of 18 athletes who travelled to Australia in September as part of the Cross Coders programme and was selected by the Bulldogs in the second draft.

The club say they were “impressed with her power and speed, as well as her ball-handling ability.”

McCarthy has been an integral part of the Tipperary ladies football setup for a number of seasons. She scored 1-4 in the All Ireland intermediate ladies football final against Tyrone last year, helping them to gain senior status for the 2018 season. She was awarded the 2017 intermediate player of the year for her efforts.

She becomes the latest player to sign following the successful camps. Clare’s Ailish Considine signed for Adelaide while Yvonne Bonner penned a deal with¬†Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants where she will join Cora Staunton who is preparing for her second season in the AFLW.

Sarah Rowe will also be in action in Australia in 2019 after signing with Collingwood.

 

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