West Coast Eagles

  • Mayo sisters Niamh and Grace Kelly are set to become the latest Irish additions to the Australian Football League Women’s [AFLW], both linking up with the West Coast Eagles ahead of the new side’s first season in the league.

    The AFLW's website is reporting that the sisters have signed an agreement to join the Perth outfit as rookies.

    The Moy Davitts stars become the third and fourth Mayo players to make the move Down Under, following in the footsteps of Cora Staunton — who recently signed on for a third year at Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants — and Collingwood star Sarah Rowe.

    Both teachers in Dublin, Niamh and Grace will don the Green and Red for the Connacht championship and the All-Ireland series, before their focus switches to the oval ball.