Cora Staunton helped the Great Western Sydney Giants to their first victory of the season on Sunday. The win against Collingwood was also their first ever away from home and their maiden win under coach Alan McConnell.
Staunton scored three behinds in the second quarter as her side eventually won the game 35-48.
Just two minutes before half-time Staunton was forced from the pitch after taking a forceful elbow to her nose.
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Despite the injury, Staunton played on. She wore an eye-catching bandage for the remainder of the game.
Alan McConnell said after the game that the Mayo footballer would require an x-ray on her "bent" nose, adding that she may not fly back to Syndey with the rest of the team tonight. Reports of the game say that Staunton 'inspired' her teammates to victory.
Though she appeared to have a painful injury, Staunton did not shy from the play while she was on the pitch.