Women’s Australian Football League

by Aaron Dunne
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CLANNA GAEL’S Sinead Goldrick and Cuala’s Jennifer Dunne will fly the flag for Dublin in this season’s WAFL which kicked off last weekend.

Goldrick’s Melbourne Demons kicked off the season in winning style. emerging 73-31 victors over Melbourne city rivlas Collingwood on Friday night.

Dunne’s Lions, meanwhile, lost out narrowly – 40-34 – at home to the Richmond Tigers.

The Demons are back in action on Sunday morning at 8am Irish time when they face the GWS Giants while Brisbane will hope to bounce back when they take on Port Adelaide.

TG4 have announced that the station will again broadcast weekly matches and highlights from the Australian Football League Women’s (AFLW) season.

A record 33 Irish players will take the field this season with 16 Irish counties represented.  

Mayo lead the pack with six players with Tipperary a close second with five.

The AFLW Competition begins this weekend with e18 teams battling it out to see who will reach the Grand Final on December 2.

TG4 will broadcast two matches deferred each weekend as well as weekly highlights as part of GAA 2023 on Monday evenings at 8pm.

TG4’s Head of Sport Rónán Ó Coisdealbha said: “The growth of the AFLW has been phenomenal and we are excited to be bringing the best action from Australia to viewers in Ireland each week.

“With so many players from Ireland competing in the competition it is a great opportunity to showcase this growing sport to a free-to-air audience on TG4,” he added.

he full line-up of matches for the first three rounds:

Saturday, Sept 9 5.15pm – Deferred Round 2 – Sydney Swans v Geelong Cats

Sunday, Sept 10

  •  12.00pm – Deferred Round 2 – Collingwood v Fremantle

Saturday , Sept 16

  • 5.15pm – Deferred Round 3 – Geelong Cats v Kangaroos

Sunday, Sept 17

  •  12.20pm – Deferred Round 3 – Brisbane Lions v Sydney Swans

Clanna Gael’s Sinead Goldrick in action for the Melbourne Demons (left) and Cuala’s Jennifer Dunne in action for Brisbane Lions

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