CLARE’s Ailish Considine has won a second medal in the Australian Football League Women’s Premiership after helping Adelaide Crows defend their title.
The Crows secured back-to-back Grand Final victories with a 29-16 triumph over the Melbourne Demons in front of a crowd of 16,712 at the Adelaide Oval.
Considine started the finals as a substitute but recorded one tackle, one mark and three dismounts during her time on the court.
But while the Clare player was happy, it was a disappointing result for Dublin’s Sinead Goldrick.
She designed an outstanding performance for Melbourne, making three tackles and four clearances. Statistically, she was by far the losers’ best defender. But despite their best efforts, the better team triumphed.
The victory cemented Adelaide’s position as the dominant force in women’s football in Australia. They have now won three of the five Premiership titles since the AFLW started in 2017.
They controlled much of the first half and scored twice, but a late goal from Melbourne reduced the deficit to ten points at half-time.
The Crows scored with a third Major early in the third quarter but although Melbourne responded with a goal of their own, Adelaide’s four goals in the last quarter sealed a 13-point victory.
https://www.independent.ie/sport/womens-sport/ailish-considine-claims-aflw-title-after-adelaide-crows-beat-sinead-goldricks-melbourne-demons-41536930.html Ailish Considine clinches AFLW title after Adelaide Crows defeats Sinead Goldricks Melbourne Demons