Donegal star Yvonne Bonner has joined Mayo’s Cora Staunton at Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants for the 2019 AFLW season.
The 31-year-old became the second GAA player to pen a pro contract today after Clare’s Ailish Considine signed rookie deal with Adelaide Crows.
The signings come off the back of a CrossCoders trial camp which was held in Melbourne last week, where 11 Irish athletes took part.
“For this to actually come true, it’s like a dream, I suppose, to know that I’m the next Irish girl to come out after Cora,” said Bonner, who was recently nominated for a second All Star award.
“I play full forward back home for Donegal, so I’ll play quite similar. It’ll just take a while to get used to the different ways of marking and stuff like that.”