Meath All-Ireland winner Vikki Wall continued her impressive start to life in the AFLW as she scored two goals to help North Melbourne to a 28-16 victory over Geelong Cats.
Wall has quickly adapted to Aussie Rules, with her third goal in a week. Cork’s Erika O’Shea also impressed, with eight disposals and six tackles for the Kangaroos.
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The Irish goals were flowing this weekend, with Leitrim’s Áine Tighe continuing her goalscoring from, with two goals helping Fremantle to a 32-32 draw against Carlton. Meath’s Orlagh Lally and Armagh’s Amy Mulholland made 12 disposals between them for Fremantle.
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Orla O’Dwyer continued her strong start to the season as the Brisbane Lions made it four wins from four games with a 42-27 victory over a Melbourne team, who played under the name of Narm Football club for the second indigenous round, with Armagh’s Blaithin Mackin making her debut.
It was a clash of Mayo natives as Niamh Kelly’s Adelaide Crows got the better of Sarah Rowe’s Collingwood in a 21-16 victory, with Cavan’s Aishling Sheridan also featuring alongside Rowe.
Kelly and Sheridan both sustained injuries in the game however, with the former Mayo forward spraining her shoulder when making a goal-saving block, while Sheridan suffered a knee injury in the second quarter.
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In a shock result at the Giants Stadium, Aisling McCarthy’s West Coast Eagles were able to contain Cora Staunton and keep her scoreless to record a 16-9 victory. McCarthy was crucial to the Eagles victory, with 13 disposals and a behind to help her side to an impressive defensive effort.
While Galway woman Áine McDonagh made her long-awaited debut for Hawthorn, it would not be rounded off by victory as they fell to a 37-7 defeat to the Western Bulldogs.
The 24-year-old, who lined along side Mayo’s Aileen Gilroy, was made to wait for her first appearance due to injury. The new AFLW side made sure her debut would be a special announcement from her mother.
When your Mum tells you you're making your AFLW debut. 😍 pic.twitter.com/INDCftedxo
— Hawthorn FC AFLW (@hawthornaflw) September 15, 2022