Cavan's Sheridan tearing it up as Irish players storm to table-top 7 months ago

Cavan's Sheridan tearing it up as Irish players storm to table-top

3 games, 4 goals.

Aside from the nostalgia and a long way from Cavan, the AFLW is the closest thing you'll get to a GAA game these days. 14 Irish players are in the thick of it on the other side of the world and as we contemplate another two long and boring months without so much as a training session, one woman from Cavan is shaking the whole thing up.


The Collingwood Pies have stormed to the top of the League table with three wins from three and their razor sharp forward Aishling Sheridan has been central to the mood, racking up four goals so far.

Along with Mayo's Sarah Rowe, the Mullahorn woman has formed a deadly attacking duo and she was on target once more this weekend as The Pies defeated the Richmond Tigers 48-31 in Round Three.

It was in the first quarter when Sheridan registered her first, attacking the ball with vigour before turning with purpose. As well as having pace and power to burn, the 24-year-old has a keen eye for goal and her right footed effort was measured to perfection to send Collingwood on their way.

It wasn't long before she was doubling her tally with another long-ranger, this time from the boundary line. The Irish invaders have made a strong impression this year with Sinead Goldrick, Orla O'Dwyer and Aileen Gilroy leading the charge but the prolific Sheridan has been out on her own.


Elsewhere, Dublin's Sinead Goldrick was again influential for the Melbourne Demons in their victory over North Melbourne. Goldrick's side are also three from three and they sit joint top of the table with Collingwood. At half back, the seven-time All-Star winner has become a key player for her side while her Dublin teammate Niamh McEvoy made her seasonal debut in the victory.

Cora Staunton played her part in her Giants' side 18-8 win over the Gold Coast Suns.