Donegal star Katy Herron is the latest Ladies football star to pen a deal with an Australian Football League Women's (AFLW) side, as she joins the Western Bulldogs as an international rookie.

The 28-year-old links up with the club for the 2020 season, where she will play alongside Tipperary ladies star Aisling McCarthy.

"Sport is a huge part of my life and to get the opportunity to focus solely on that and play in Australia is very exciting," Herron told the Western Bulldogs website.

"I am very appreciative of the support the Club has shown me so far and I can't wait to meet everyone in person."

The Bulldogs' AFLW list manager, Michael Sandry, said Herron has the ability to excel in the league next year.

"Katy’s work rate in her Gaelic football was what really stood out to us initially," he said.

Katy Herron in action for Donegal

"Her repeat efforts in transitional running is exceptional and something we think will be really valuable in our team.

"Katy has quickly adapted to the oval ball and is able to kick on both sides of her body, which we also value highly."

Herron becomes the 13th Ladies football star who has signed up with a club for the 2020 AFLW season. Cavan star Aishling Sheridan has penned a deal with Collingwood where she will join Mayo's Sarah Rowe, who is preparing for her second season in the league.

Elsewhere, Galway footballer Mairead Seoighe and Tipperary dual star Orla O'Dwyer are among the other players who will be playing next season, after signing for North Melbourne and Brisbane Lions respectively.

Clare's Ailish Considine is gearing up for a second season with the reigning champions the Adelaide Crows, while Yvonne Bonner and Cora Staunton have re-signed for the Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants.