A number of Irish women are set to miss playing in Australian Football League finals because they must return home, Nicholas Walsh has told BBC Sport.
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The Mayo veteran links up with Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants, with many saying that she’ll become the first Irish player to feature in the AFLW.
For, 20-year-old Erne Gaels and Fermanagh star Ultan Kelm is one of four young Irish players who have been selected for Aussie Rules trials Down Under for a fortnight.
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