Meath's Vikki Wall and Blaithin Mackin from Armagh have been shortlisted for the AFLW’s Best First-Year Player award.
Both players have enjoyed impressive debut seasons with North Melbourne and Melbourne respectively. Wall's nomination comes after she was controversially overlooked for an LGFA All-Star award last Saturday night after playing a starring role for Meath in their successful Brendan Martin Cup defence.
Mackin is part of the Melbourne side which has qualified for this weekend's Grand Final against the Brisbane Lions, who feature Tipperary's Orla O'Dwyer.
Meanwhile, Leitrim's Aine Tighe and Aileen Gilroy of Mayo have been nominated by their clubs, Freemantle Dockers and Hawthorn, for the overall AFLW MVP award.
AFL Players AFLW MVP Awards— AFLW Ireland (@aflw_ireland) November 21, 2022
Huge CONGRATULATIONS to both @Blaithin_Mackin & @vikki_wall who have BOTH BEEN NOMINATED for the “BEST FIRST YEAR PLAYER” 🙌🙌
How AMAZING 🤩
We could not be more excited having helped both Blaithin & Vikki secure their AFLW spots💚@AFLPlayers pic.twitter.com/jZ1VlZqiOh