• Mayo forward Sarah Rowe has joined Women's AFL club Collingwood in Melbourne. She has become the second Ladies Gaelic footballer to join the WAFL and the second Mayo player after team-mate Cora Staunton to try her luck in the recently formed Women's AFL. Now in its third year, the WAFL has been a massive success and Rowe told Midwest Radio how much she is looking forward to joining up with the club.

    The former underage international soccer star and LGFA All Star nominee in 2017 explained how she sought advice from former Collingwood and Down player Marty Clarke who gave her an insight to the Magpies while she also revealed that she will not be turning her back on Mayo Ladies either, with the 2019 championship campaign very much in her sights. She also revealed how she battled throughout the 2018 campaign with a serious shoulder injury. Listen to the full interview with Midwest Radio below.  

  • Ballina's Sarah Rowe produced a fine display in her first outing AFLW side Collingwood, scoring two goals while showing that she can transfer her Gaelic football skills to Aussie Rules.

    The Melbourne-based outfit were narrowly defeated by 2018 champions Western Bulldogs in a pre-season clash but the Mayo star was most definitely a shining light for the Pies.

  • Mayo’s Sarah Rowe says she is really looking forward to the challenge of playing in the AFL.

    Sarah was speaking at the launch of “20*20” which is a new initiative for women in sport.

    The campaign sets a ­target of 20 per cent more media ­coverage of women in sport, 20 per cent more female participation and 20 per cent more attendance at women’s competitions and events by 2020.

    Sarah Rowe has penned a one-year AFL deal with Collingwood.

    She will join the camp next month and return to play for her county in March.

    She says the opportunity to play professionally has really attracted her to the sport.

  • Sarah Rowe says uncertainty around Gaelic football in 2021 spurred her AFL return.

    The 25-year-old recently signed with Collingwood to return for a third season as a professional Australian Rules player.

    Combining AFL while playing intercounty Gaelic football with Mayo makes it an even trickier balancing act.

    But with so much unclear about 2021 due to coronavirus disruptions, Rowe feels that Aussie Rules offered her certainty that wasn't on offer in Ireland.

    Sarah Told Sky Sports “Inside The Game” programme that she thinks with the all the information she had placed in front of herself, the one thing that was stable was that the AFL have said the season will go ahead as per usual".

  • Mayo's Sarah Rowe will decide next month whether to return to Collingwood for a third year in the women's AFL. 

    Another campaign in Australia would likely rule Rowe out of playing for Mayo in 2021 with manager Peter Leahy recently indicating to Midwest Sport that he'll go forward next season without players who choose to move to Australia.

    Sarah Rowe believes taking small steps is the key to successfully exercising more.

    She was speaking at the launch of the new Lidl online platform 'Lidl Moves' as part of Chapter 4 of the 20x20 campaign, ‘No Proving. Just Moving.’ and gave her tips on how to set goals and get into good exercising habits.