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AFLW signing - Joanne Doonan

https://www.carltonfc.com.au/news/2019-09-02/blues-sign-irish-rookie-
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The 25-year-old has enjoyed a decorated Gaelic football career, which has featured two Gaelic Life Club All Star nominations, an All-Ireland Junior Championship, an O’Connor Cup Shield winner where Doonan was awarded player of the match. She has also been a Queen’s University Club Woman of the Year.

Doonan’s athleticism made her a clear standout at the CrossCoders camp in May with her speed, agility and endurance setting her apart.

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Carlton General Manager of Women’s Football Ash Brown said Doonan has plenty of upside with her athleticism and leadership skills.

“Joanne is a terrific character and she has proven that she is committed and ready to take on the challenge of AFLW,” Brown said.

“Combining her leadership with her elite athleticism, we are really excited about what Joanne will bring to our playing group.

Re: AFLW signing - Joanne Doonan

Reply #1
Hope she has a great future at Carlton!
Live Long and Prosper!

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Reply #2
I think Joanne will be another cross-coder to take to AFLW like a duck to water.  I am expecting her to be athletic and with good skills and similar to Dalton and Walker.

Welcome and good luck Joanne!
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be . . .

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Reply #3
Jo Doonan has elected to go back home (to Ireland) during this corona virus pandemic and will play no part in our finals campaign.

https://www.carltonfc.com.au/news/578765

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Reply #4
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Fair enough.  Her chances of breaking into the team were slim.
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be . . .

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Fair enough.  Her chances of breaking into the team were slim.

She has played 2 games already. It only takes a couple of injuries.

21 players from a list of 30 play each week.

We have a handful of unproven 18yo's who are yet to debut.


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Reply #6
Yes very sad, but heading home to her family is the right thing to do!
The Force Awakens!

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Reply #7
Yes very sad, but heading home to her family is the right thing to do!
True.
As things lay at the moment, we probably won't miss her. However, I hope she does consider coming back next season. Hopefully the Covid-19 crap will be over by then. She'll be better with another season under her belt.
Live Long and Prosper!