Donegal ace Herron signs for Western Bulldogs

July 10, 2019

Donegal's Katy Herron at the launch of the 2018 Ulster ladies football and camogie championships at O'Neill's Sports Superstore, Strabane, Tyrone.
©INPHO/Stephen Hamilton.

Donegal’s Katy Herron has swapped gaelic football for Aussie Rules.

The 28-year-old has joined Tipperary’s Aisling McCarthy at Western Bulldogs as an international rookie for the 2020 season.

“Sport is a huge part of my life and to get the opportunity to focus solely on that and play in Australia is very exciting,” Herron told the club’s website.

“I am very appreciative of the support the Club has shown me so far and I can't wait to meet everyone in person.”

The Bulldogs’ AFLW List Manager, Michael Sandry is confident that the Irish import has what it takes make the grade at AFLW level.

“Katy’s work rate in her Gaelic football was what really stood out to us initially,” Sandry revealed..

“Her repeat efforts in transitional running is exceptional and something we think will be really valuable in our team. Katy has quickly adapted to the oval ball and is able to kick on both sides of her body, which we also value highly.”

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