Considine on the scoresheet as Adelaide win Grand Final

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*Ailish Considine. Photograph: Adelaide Football Club

Kilmihil’s Ailish Considine was part of the Adelaide Crows side that won the AFL Women’s league on Sunday morning.

Ailish scored Adelaide’s second goal in the first quarter to put them 12-8 ahead and they never looked back from there overcoming Carlton Blues 63-18 played in front of 53,034. It is the second time in three years that the Crows have won the Grand Final and have lost just one game this season.

Considine signed for the club in September and has previously represented her county at senior level in both ladies football and camogie. The move came off the back of a CrossCoders camp where eleven Irish athletes trialled for AFLW deals. She is one of five Irish players lining out for Australian clubs, the others being Tipperary’s Aisling McCarthy, Donegal native Yvonne Bonner plus Mayo duo Cora Staunton and Sarah Rowe.

Joining Ailish at the Adelaide Oval were her mother Kay, brother Keith and sister Eimear who got the share the special moment with the 26 year old. Kay and Keith began their journey from Shannon Airport and spent the weekend in Australia ahead of the Grand Final.

She is the first Clare woman to win a AFLW medal.

Newmarket-on-Fergus native, Páraic McMahon is a freelance journalist and broadcaster currently working for numerous national and local publications including The Clare Echo, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, RTÉ, TheJournal.ie, The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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