Tuesday 19 March 2019

AFLW woe for Irish quartet

 

Sarah Rowe (pictured) and Collingwood lost 24-23 to Geelong over the weekend. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Sarah Rowe (pictured) and Collingwood lost 24-23 to Geelong over the weekend. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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Sarah Rowe, Cora Staunton, Yvonne Bonner and Ailish Considine suffered defeats in their opening games of the AFL Women's (AFLW) season.

Rowe and Collingwood lost 24-23 to Geelong over the weekend, while Considine's AFLW debut also ended in an agonising one-point defeat, her Adelaide Crows side being edged out by Western Bulldogs. Tipperary's Aisling McCarthy is on the Bulldogs' books but didn't feature in the match.

Staunton (two) and Bonner's goals could not prevent Greater Western Sydney Giants from losing 29-27 to the Brisbane Lions.

Donegal's Bonner marked her AFLW debut with a six-pointer in the opening quarter.

Meanwhile, Dessie Keegan from Ballaghaderreen in Mayo will be the next GAA handball president after he was elected at GAA Handball Congress in Dunboyne Castle yesterday.

Elsewhere, Limerick's world champion Martina McMahon and Galway's All-Ireland champion Martin Mulkerrins were awarded the Female and Male Player of the Year awards at the GAA Handball All-Stars held on Saturday night.

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