Cora Staunton has decided to call time on her AFLW career following 50 appearances with the GWS Giants.
She became the first international player to join an AFLW list back in 2017 and became the club’s all-time leading goal kicker and appearance record holder.
Staunton kicked 55 goals for the club, which is second in the all time AFLW list.
At 41 years of age, she joins fellow Irish player Brid Stack who also recently announced her retirement from the game following the completion of her seventh season.
Following Staunton’s departure, Giants head of women’s football Briana Harvey praised her contribution to the sport, as per RTÉ.ie:
"I congratulate Cora on not only everything she has achieved in our game of Aussie Rules, but throughout her entire sporting career," Harvey told the club website.
"While not a foundation player, she has been with us through our highest highs and lowest lows and helped to build and shape the foundations and standards within our club.
"Cora will not only leave a legacy as a successful cross-code player and leading goal scorer, but I would imagine that one of her proudest legacies she leaves us with is the establishment of the weekly Jacinda Barclay Fearless Award.
"Cora has formed life-long friendships with players and staff across her time at the club and her presence will be missed.
"On behalf of the club, I would like to thank Cora for her contribution over the past six seasons and wish her all the best in the next chapter of her life."