TG4 HAS ANNOUNCED that it will provide weekly matches and highlights of the 2021 Australian Football League Women’s (AFLW) season.
This will be the first time that extensive coverage of the sport will be provided on Irish television, with 14 Irish players signed up with clubs for the new season.
Several LGFA stars are on the books with clubs this year. Dublin trio Sinéad Goldrick, Niamh McEvoy and Lauren Magee are with Melbourne while Mayo sisters Niamh and Grace Kelly are alongside Aisling McCarthy at West Coast Eagles.
The NAB AFL Women’s competition begins on the last weekend of January with fourteen teams battling it out over twelve weekends to see who will reach the Grand Final in April.
The agreement between TG4 and the AFL will allow viewers to watch deferred coverage of matches each weekend as well as weekly highlights.
The 14 Irish players confirmed for the 2021 season:
Sarah Rowe (Collingwood / Mayo)
Cora Staunton (GWS Giants / Mayo)
Aileen Gilroy (North Melbourne / Mayo)
Grace Kelly (West Coast Eagles / Mayo)
Niamh Kelly (West Coast Eagles / Mayo)
Sinéad Goldrick (Melbourne FC / Dublin)
Niamh McEvoy (Melbourne FC / Dublin)
Lauren Magee (Melbourne FC / Dublin)
Aisling McCarthy (West Coast Eagles / Tipperary)
Orla O’Dwyer (Brisbane Lions / Tipperary)
Ailish Considine (Adelaide Crows / Clare)
Áine Tighe (Fremantle Dockers / Leitrim)
Bríd Stack (GWS Giants / Cork)
Aishling Sheridan (Collingwood / Cavan)