Donegal LGFA star Yvonne Bonner is set for a return to Aussie Rules football as one of three Irish Draft picks.
The Glenfin player was selected by Adelaide Crows, having previously represented Greater Western Sydney Giants, while Roscommon’s Joanne Cregg and Tyrone native Cara McCrossan have been drafted by Fremantle Dockers and Gold Coast Suns respectively.
Bonner (35) was the last pick of the AFLW Supplementary Draft overnight.
She has enjoyed a glittering Gaelic football career spanning over 20 years — though is yet to feature for Donegal in 2023 — and previously played 11 AFLW games for the Giants alongside recently-retired Cora Staunton.
Bonner made her debut Down Under in 2019, kicking an average of almost a goal per game, but an ankle injury prematurely ended her 2020 season and she later returned home due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In 2021, she and her husband, Paul, welcomed daughter, Brid, and she represented Donegal last season. Now, Bonner is due to make a somewhat unexpected AFLW comeback.
“We’ve followed Yvonne’s career since she made her AFLW debut and she was always a dangerous opponent and a difficult match-up, so when she indicated she was thinking of returning this year, we were very interested,” Adelaide Head of Women’s Football Phil Harper said.
Read the full report on www.the42.ie