Former Tipperary camogie player Megan Ryan has become the latest Irishwoman to sign up with an AFLW club.
The Tipperary native has signed for Essendon as an injury replacement, just two days before the start of the season.
Ryan previously played camogie for the Premier County, before relocating to Australia in 2019.
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She tasted Premiership success with North Adelaide, kicking a goal in their victorious Grand Final.
AFLW contract manager Georgia Harvey said the club was thrilled to have Ryan join the Bombers as an injury replacement for Jorja Borg, who has suffered a season-ending foot injury.
"Whilst it’s disappointing for Jorja to miss the season, this is another great opportunity for a player to represent this football club in our inaugural year.
"Meg is a strong and competitive player who recently played in the Premiership with North Adelaide in the SANFLW and we look forward to welcoming her to the club."
Essendon get their season under way when they face Hawthorn this Saturday, who have Mayo’s Aileen Gilroy and Galway’s Áine McDonagh among their ranks.
Following last month's victory over Kerry, Back-to-back All-Ireland winning Meath manager Eamonn Murray told the media that his side wouldn't reach their potential owing to the fact that he was losing some of best players to Australia.