Early birthday present for Doonan with Grand Final win

An early birthday present for Joanne Doonan came in the form of a VFLW premiership win on Sunday. Doonan, who turned 28 on Monday, joined the Bombers in February and has played a big role as the club landed it’s first premiership title. The Kinawley woman scored a goal just before half time in Sunday’s Grand […]

Doonan ready for Sunday’s Grand Final

This weekend, Joanne Doonan will play in the VFL Women’s Grand Final when Essendon takes on Southern Saints in the decider. In the semi final, Doonan kicked three goals as they saw off Casey Demons in a 76-9 victory. It is the first-ever final for Essendon and Doonan is hoping she can end her VFL […]

Doonan bound for Oz as All Ireland journey comes to end

AS the final whistle blew on Sunday afternoon, there was a huge sense of disappointment for the Kinawley ladies as their All Ireland club journey ended. For Kinawley captain, Joanne Doonan, it had even more significance because she knows that it’s the last game she’ll play with this group of girls for at least a […]

Determined Doonan ready for the Dubs

AS Kinawley ladies prepare for an All Ireland semi final this Sunday, the significance of it is not lost on their captain Joanne Doonan. She’s been there with the Boru’s, knocking on the door of Ulster for quite some time and finally, on November 13 they burst through the door, beating Derry champions Steelstown in […]

‘I’d love to give Australia another crack…’

FERMANAGH GAA star Joanne Doonan made history back in September after becoming the first ever Irish-born player to sign for Aussie rules side Carlton Blues.  From there, the 25-year-old flew to Australia in October to pursue a semi-professional career in the AFL women’s league that would indefinitely see her change the mindset and opportunities of […]


Fermanagh take on familiar foes

Here we go again, Fermanagh lock horns with Antrim this Sunday at Glenavy in a third championship encounter this year, and a fifth time since January. As it stands it’s three wins from four for the Erne girls, but Jonny Garrity and his players are still stinging from their Ulster final loss. Having beaten the […]

Improved showing from Erne girls but win remains elusive

Fermanagh ladies are still waiting for their first league win of the year after falling to neighbours Leitrim in their second game of the season. For the Connacht girls this victory is their third in a row and it puts them on top of the table after an impressive start.