Donegal star Yvonne Bonner has signed for Women’s AFL side Greater Western Sydney Giants for the 2019 season.
The Glenfin woman will join with Mayo’s Cora Staunton at the Giants having been selected following a trial this week.
Bonner and former netballer Taylah Davies have joined the Giants as rookie signings for 2019.
“For this to actually come true, it’s like a dream, I suppose, to know that I’m the next Irish girl to come out after Cora,” she said.
“I play full forward back home for Donegal, so I’ll play quite similar. It’ll just take a while to get used to the different ways of marking and stuff like that.”
Bonner has been nominated this week for a Ladies GAA All-Star having starred as Donegal won the Ulster senior championship and reached the county’s first ever All-Ireland senior semi-final.
Head Coach Alan McConnell selected Bonner following this week’s CrossCoders trial.
“It’s fun, it’s great for our footy club and exciting for our playing list to add more talent like this,” McConnell said.
“In the Gaelic game she plays a similar role to that of a forward, a goal-kicking forward.
“Because of her endurance she plays a bit higher, (so) she’s probably more of a traditional centre half-forward in that sense.”
Bonner is expected to be back in Glenfin this weekend to line out for her club against Cavan champions Lurgan in the Ulster quarter-final at Pairc Taobhoige on Sunday.Tags: