Irish Down Under – Bríd Stack AFLW

Welcome back to another episode of Irish Down Under hosted by James Brosnan and Mike Currane.

In this episode, we’re excited to be joined by Bríd Stack from the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

Bríd had quite the rollercoaster start in Australia; two-week’s hotel quarantine, travelling with the Giants into a number of “hubs” across the country and then unfortunately sustaining an injury that ruled her out of her debut AFLW season.

Nevertheless, Bríd remained the ultimate professional she is, persisting through her rehab and recovery to get back into non-contact training and even becoming a mentor for the younger players at the club.

Hear from Bríd as she chats to Jim and Mike on her time Down Under, thriving in a professional environment, teaming up with good mate Cora Staunton plus hear from Bríd as she reviews the 2021 individual season’s for the Irishwomen who took part and then, helps us share our top 10 moments from the year.

Watch the episode here or listen to it on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Video Guide:

0:26 – And just like that, the women’s season is done!

1:29  – What the end of an AFLW season looks like and exit interviews.

4:46 – Recovery from her neck injury in the pre-season and returning to training.

6:44 – Bríd’s journey in her first few months after arriving in Australia including her injury.

12:53 – Recovery, setting weekly goals, shifting her mindset.

15:36 – Developing into a mentor and thriving in the professional environment.

19:09 – Looking ahead and plans for the next few months.

20:32 – Bríd’s take on the AFLW Grand Final and how all of the Irish girls went across the 2021 season.

28:24 – Mike, Jim & Bríd share our top 10 moments by the Irish girls from the 2021 AFLW season.