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.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and 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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