AFLW side Greater Western Sydney Giants expect to have both Cora Staunton and Bríd Stack back in their ranks next season after both Irish women were included on their re-signing list.
Mayo native Staunton, who will be 40 in December, has confirmed she will be back for a fifth year Down Under, following on from a 2021 campaign in which she kicked 10 goals and was named in the team of the year.
Stack, an 11-time All-Ireland winner with Cork, didn't play a league game during her maiden season in Australia after suffering a serious neck injury during a pre-season match in January but has since recovered.
The 34-year-old has yet to confirm whether she will be heading back for a second year.
Yvonne Bonner of Donegal, who skipped the 2021 season with GWS after her husband was not allowed to travel with her, will again be absent as she prepare to welcome her first child.
Forever grateful for the opportunity to play with such a wonderful club @GWSGIANTS. This season brought the most challenges to this group but throughout it all they showed immense courage, resilience, friendship and support #34?? pic.twitter.com/jisfUCdwhx— Cora Staunton (@duckie15) June 6, 2021
Collingwood duo Aisling Sheridan and Sarah Rowe have both signed new two-year deals while RTÉ columnist Ailish Considine will be back with Adelaide Crows.
This year's season will begin in December rather than January, and pre-season training could mean some difficult decisions for Irish players as it is scheduled to begin on 1 September, four days before the All-Ireland Ladies football final.