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Camogie, Football And Rugby Players Selected For Melbourne AFLW Trial

Camogie, Football And Rugby Players Selected For Melbourne AFLW Trial

12 Irish will this week travel to Melbourne with hopes of joining Cora Staunton and Sarah Rowe in being part of the 2019 AFL Women's season.

Staunton this year played for Great Western Sydney Giants and will do so again in 2019. The Mayo legend will be joined by county teammate Rowe who has agreed a deal with Collingwood.

In all, 18 players have been selected for the Crosscoders International Rookie Camp in Melbourne with 12 of them Irish. The group was selected after an eight-week process which took in more than 100 applicants worldwide.

AFLW clubs will be attending the trial with professional rookie contracts on offer.

"It is extremely exciting for the players, with some potential life changing opportunities ahead, and a once in a lifetime experience in terms of the camp itself," said AFL Ireland Women's Mike Currane.

"I am thrilled that this many Irish girls have been selected and it is a sign of the level of talent that we have here in Ireland."


Here's the full list of Irish players attending:

Ailish Considine (Clare)
Aisling Sheridan (Cavan)
Aisling Curley (Kildare)
Nicola Kirwan (AFL Team Canada)
Aisling McCarthy (Tipperary)
Amanda Maginn (Ulster Rugby)
Eimear Gallagher (Donegal)
Fiadhna Tangney (Kerry)
Mairead Coyne (Connacht Rugby/Ireland)
Mary Ryan (Tipperary camogie)
Muireann Atkinson (Monaghan)
Yvonne McMonagle (Donegal)

Picture credit: Sportsfile

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