Tipperary star footballer Aisling McCarthy has scored a goal on her Australian Football League Women's (AFLW) debut for the Western Bulldogs.

McCarthy - who was named on the interchange bench - split the posts in the third quarter of her side's 5.4 (34) to 2.4 (16) victory over the Geelong Cats, their second win on the bounce since the start of the new season.

The score was the result of some excellent Bulldogs pressure on the Cats as they were trying to clear the ball out of defence. Possession spilled into the path of the Cahir native, who made no mistake with her effort in front of the posts.

That goal left the scoreline reading 30-14 to the Bulldogs and set them up for a grandstand finish at Whitten Oval.

McCarthy was named as an emergency player for the Bulldogs' season opener against the Adelaide Crows but she has certainly made her mark for the reigning AFLW champions in Round 2 of the 2019 campaign.

With two wins from two, the Bulldogs are now in second place on the AFLW ladder, and are level on points with the North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos and Fremantle.

They will take on North Melbourne in Round 3 on Friday 15 February.