Mayo woman Cora Staunton has made an incredible start to her sixth consecutive season in the AFLW after reaching the 50-goal mark with Greater Western Sydney Giants.

Her side lost their Round 1 tie against the Western Bulldogs by 6.5 (41) to 5.4 (34), but Staunton produced an amazing individual display by kicking three goals.

She grabbed all three goals in the second, third and fourth quarters to almost help the GWS Giants over the line.

The 40-year-old is oldest player in AFLW history and continues to excel in the sport Down Under.

There was disappointment for Mayo’s Rachel Kearns in her Round 1 outing for Geelong as she was withdrawn in the first quarter of their clash with Richmond with what looked like a serious shoulder injury.

Geelong went on to win the tie by 2.3 (15) to 1.5 (11).

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