West Coast Eagles

  • Bohola sisters Grace & Niamh Kelly will return home from Perth next week.

    Grace sustained a serious knee injury a month ago for the West Coast Eagles but says the surgery went well and she will now be able to fly home to Ireland.

    The Moy Davitts ace, 25, joined her younger sister Niamh, 24, at women’s AFL side West Coast Eagles last year.

    The sisters will be hoping to line out for Mayo in the Championship this season if there is a campaign with the Coronavirus bringing action to a halt.

    Speaking to Midwest Sport today, Grace says it's been a hectic few weeks but is really looking forward to returning home to Mayo next week.

    The full interview with Michael D McAndrew can be heard on this Sunday's Sport Show.

  • 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.