Donegal star Bonner joins Staunton at GWS

September 27, 2018

Yvonne Bonner of Donegal celebrates

Donegal star Yvonne Bonner has joined Mayo’s Cora Staunton at Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants for the 2019 AFLW season.

The 31-year-old became the second GAA player to pen a pro contract today after Clare’s Ailish Considine signed rookie deal with Adelaide Crows.

The signings come off the back of a CrossCoders trial camp which was held in Melbourne last week, where 11 Irish athletes took part.

“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,” said Bonner, who was recently nominated for a second All Star award.

“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.”

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