Irish invasion continues as Kelly, Sheridan and O'Dwyer ping in the goals 1 month ago

Irish invasion continues as Kelly, Sheridan and O'Dwyer ping in the goals

Cavan's Aishling Sheridan and the Collingwood Magpies continue to romp through the 2021 AFLW season.

It's now six goals in five games for the prolific Mullahorn club-woman, who has inspired her team to the table-top after an unbeaten start to the season.

The Pies faced one of their toughest challenges yet on Sunday morning, when taking on the in-form Melbourne Demons but the championship favourites asserted their authority with a dominant performance. Not even the efforts of eight-time All-Star Sinead Goldrick could keep the Demons in touch as Sheridan goaled early to send Collingwood on their way to a 49-14 win.

The former DCU student has been one of the most clinical forwards in the League this season, punishing opponents on every half chance. This time around, she showed her ability to pounce on a defensive error to keep herself and her team flying high.

Elsewhere, it was a good weekend for Mayo sisters Niamh and Grace Kelly, both of whom played a part in the West Coast Eagles first win of the season. On her return from a nasty finger injury, younger sister Niamh looked like she was never away while Grace made a decisive contribution with a well-taken goal in the first quarter. Working the ball from deep, one of the goals of the season so far was finished off with a peach of a finish off the left from the Moy Davitts player.

That sent the newly established club, who were minus the injured Aisling McCarthy, on their way to a 34-33 win.


Orla O'Dwyer, meanwhile, showed her pace and athleticism to score her fist goal of the season for the Brisbane Lions who had too much for the Fremantle Dockers. The Cashel, Tipperary club woman was fist onto a breaking ball and that early goal set her team up for a 37-14 victory, which lifts them to second in the League table.

The Irish invasion continues!