Photo: Herald Sun
I know there’s been some talk about this for a while but when it was confirmed earlier on today that Cora Staunton is heading Down Under to try her hand at Aussie Rules it still came as a bit of a shock. After all, Cora has been a fixture on the county’s ladies football team for the past two decades and more, carving out a reputation as one of the country’s most prominent sportswomen in the process.
The women’s Australian Rules league (the AFLW) began this year and Cora is joining the Great Western Sydney Giants for their 2018 campaign. As she explained to RTÉ’s Darren Frehill (report here), though, the AFLW season is a short one and will be over in March. So, although this will mean that the Mayo ladies will have to do without Cora for next year’s League campaign, she’s not ruling herself out just yet of being involved in yet another championship campaign.
Best of luck to Cora on her Australian adventure, where I’m sure she’ll add further lustre to her already legendary footballing stature.