Australian Football League Ireland Women’s Leeside League 2021

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DateHome TeamAway Team
Round 1Tramore Valley Park
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Round 1 – 9 June 2021 – Tramore Valley Park – Vikings 72 Crusaders 36

Vikings won 72-36 versus Crusaders in the first ever Leeside League Women’s match. Vikings struck early with 2 quick goals by Shannon Stevenson, followed by another by Sarah O’Donovan. The Crusaders battled hard but the “House League” rules of goals only and no behinds meant their lack of accuracy wasted the many shots they sent in. Mary Hurley pulled one back for Crusaders but two goals in quick succession by Maria Quirke, including a monster from 40 yards out, as well as another for Sarah O’Donovan put the Vikings well ahead at half-time. The Crusaders came out fighting in the second half, Annie Walsh covering their entire field and kicking three goals, and along with one from CJ Murphy meant a tally of 30 for the Crusaders, but two more for Shannon Stevenson either side of a Maria Quirke Major, meant the Vikings won 72-36 in the end. The other goals were scored by Maria Quirke (2) and Sarah O’Donovan for Vikings and Mary Hurley for Crusaders. Despite the dominance of the Vikings in the first half, the Crusaders fighting spirit won them the second half, meaning the series was all to play for.



[1] Australian Football League Ireland Facebook Page (2018) afl-ireland-logo-3-e1574809349755 [Internet] Available from: %5BAccessed 21 August 2018]


[2] Australian Football League Ireland (2020) Leeside League Round 1 Report [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 19 July 2021


Thanks to Nora Mulcahy

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