"I had to grab it with two hands this year when it was offered to me"

October 08, 2020

Cork's Brid Stack and Laura Fitzpatrick of Cavan

Cork ladies star Brid Stack says she needed to grab the opportunity to play in the AFLW when it was presented to her this year.

It was confirmed yesterday that the 11-time All-Ireland winner would be plying her trade with GWS Giants in 2021, having signed a deal with the Sydney club as an international rookie.

Speaking on 2FM’s Game On programme yesterday, Stack revealed that Giants General manager Alan McConnell had tried to persuade her to previously sign with the Giants, and is now looking forward to the new adventure Down Under with her husband and son. 

"Alan made contact again this year. It snowballed from there. Luckily, I'm in a position to travel, and my husband is too. It will be a fantastic adventure for our small fella,” she said.

"This opportunity came up and things like this don’t happen too often when you are in the latter stages of your playing career.

"I had to grab it with two hands this year when it was offered to me.

"I know it [GAA] is an amateur sport, but we took it very seriously. It was borderline professional for a lot of the latter years.

"I definitely want to see how I can challenge myself and see what else I’m made of." 

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