Clare dual star, Ailish Considine, has signed for the Adelaide Crows in the AFLW, becoming the latest Irish woman, after Cora Staunton, to make the move to Australia.
Considine has played both football and camogie but she will now take a chance at excelling with the oval ball after she impressed at a national camp in Australia with the CrossCoders programme.
The club have announced that she has been signed as a rookie.
Crows General Manager Football Administration Phil Harper said the Club was thrilled to welcome its first international AFLW player.
“Ailish is a talented athlete who has a tremendous kick on both sides of her body,” Harper told the club’s website.
“She brings a wealth of experience and positive attributes and we feel that she’s a great fit for our squad.
“Having watched her play this week it is clear she already has a good understanding of the basics of the game and we’re confident she’ll successfully transition to AFLW.”
Considine said it was an unbelievable opportunity.
“I actually can’t even put it into words how I’m feeling,” she said.
“The week with CrossCoders has been brilliant. I was not expecting this at all. I thought I was coming out here to Melbourne to have a kick around and see Australia a little bit.
“I did not expect to be going home with a contract.
“I don’t know a whole lot about Australia or Adelaide, to be honest! But I’m sure I’ll get to know an awful lot about it in the next few months. I cannot wait to get started with the Crows.”