Shane Stapleton, Shane Brophy and Thomas Conway were on Tippcast talking about the exodus of top players from ladies football to AFLW.
Australian Football League Women’s (AFLW) team Geelong Cats have recruited two of Tipperary’s most talented footballers in Aishling Moloney and Anna Rose Kennedy.
The duo have signed as Other Sport Rookies for AFLW Season 8, and bring the club’s Irish contingent to six players across both their AFL and AFLW programs; the male players include Zach Tuohy, Mark O’Connor, and Oisín Mullin.
Shane Stapleton, Shane Brophy and Thomas Conway were on Tippcast talking about the exodus of top players from ladies football to AFLW (above).
According to the Geelong Cats website: Moloney shapes as another asset for Geelong’s attacking half as a mobile tall forward, and is one of the top players in the Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA).
A member of two All-Ireland Intermediate championship sides and the 2019 Players’ Player of the Year, Moloney brings a strong resume with her.
Kennedy will hone her craft as a running defender or outside player, and earlier this year captained DCU Dóchas Éireann to victory in the O’Connor Cup.
Geelong Cats Head of AFLW and Football Pathways Brett Johnson said the club was excited add the duo to its AFLW list.
“Aishling and Anna Rose are very talented Gaelic footballers, and we’re thrilled that they’ve chosen Geelong as their new home away from home,” Johnson said.
“Aishling is well credentialled in the GAA, and we believe she will adapt well as a mobile tall forward in the AFLW.
“Anna Rose is an exciting young prospect who brings plenty of pace, and we see her slotting in either with our defence or as another option on the wing.
“Both players will finish out their season with Tipperary before making the move to Australia.
“Both Aishling and Anna Rose are fantastic people and athletes, and we’re looking forward to them joining our AFLW program for the season ahead.”
North Melbourne has also signed Niamh Martin, a Permier teammate of Moloney and Kennedy, adding to the growing number of Irish players in the AFLW.
Martin joins Vikki Wall from Meath and Erika O’Shea from Cork at the club.
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