Tipperary Gaelic football star Aisling McCarthy is going back to Australia after agreeing a two-year deal with AFL Women's outfit the West Coast Eagles.

McCarthy returned to her native county in March following a six-month stint in Melbourne where she played with Western Bulldogs.

She went into a self imposed two-week isolation at her home in Cahir but had been looking forward to leading the Premier into senior inter-county battle after their intermediate All-Ireland glory in 2019.

The 24-year-old has committed to play in the group stages of the All-Ireland championship with Tipp, which run up to October, and could remain on if they progress beyond that. 

The plan is to eventually go Down Under for the Eagles pre-season, which starts on 4 November.

McCarthy moved Western Bulldogs after impressing in an international rookie camp that took place in Melbourne back in September 2018.

This is the first time an Irishwoman has moved from one Aussie Rules club to another.

She'll link up with compatriots Grace and Niamh Kelly. The Mayo sisters have penned contract extensions with the Eagles until the end of 2022.

West Coast Eagles are a new team who competed in the league for the first time this year.

"It'll be great to have other Irish players in Grace and Niamh Kelly alongside me," McCarthy told the club website.

"We will have a great understanding of each other from our Gaelic football background and I’m sure we can bring something different to the table."