AFL EUROPE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Each week AFL Europe is profiling a European player and finding out how they got into the great game of Aussie Rules and a bit about themselves. If you’d like a profile or know of someone who would, then email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a question sheet.
Onóra plays for the Wandsworth Demons in the AFL London Women’s League. Only starting Aussie Rules this year Onóra has already been chosen for the Irish National team, the Irish Banshees due to her natural take to the sport. Studying architecture, Onóra has stopped getting questions about all her bruises and injuries from her colleagues due to her passion for Footy and Gaelic! Good luck for the rest of the AFL London final series and the upcoming AFL Europe Championships Onóra!
What position do you play?
AFL team you support:
Carlton ( Mainly because they have so many Irish with them)
Favourite AFL player:
Ciaran Sheehan, We are both from Cork
How did you find out about AFL?
I played Gaelic Football with a girl who played with the Demons ( Jess Edwards) and we played Compromise Rules game and my interest was piqued.
How long have you been playing for?
What is your memory of your first Aussie Rules game?
These people are crazy! What are you doing? This is a very different game to Gaelic. Phew! Glad I’m wearing gumshields.
Best AFL moment?
I took a messy ball from a tussle on the on the ground, dodged a tackle and made a good clearance. First time I felt like I knew what I was doing.
Any other interesting information, quirky stories or interesting things about yourself?
Every Monday going to work I have a new injury or bruise from Footy or Gaelic, colleagues have stopped asking what has happened. Besides playing sports napping is my favourite pastime.