Ailish Considine could potentially be set for a mandatory 12 days on the sideline under the AFL Women's concussion protocols after being withdrawn midway through her Adelaide Crows side's win over Greater Western Sydney Giants.

The Clare footballer played her part as Crows beat Giants, who had Mayo's Cora Staunton in their team, by a 62-15 scoreline in the inaugural AFLW Pride Round, with Danielle Ponter scoring three first-half goals.

But Considine's game ended abruptly after a head knock sustained after a tackle by Giants' Tarni Evans  4 minutes 30 seconds into the third quarter, although she was able to walk off the field.

Considine will be assessed during the coming week to ascertain the extent of the knock.

In late January, the AFLW doubled the length of time players are sidelined due to concussion to 12 days for the 2021 season.


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Elsewhere, Mayo's Aileen Gilroy notched two tackles and 14 disposals as North Melbourne beat St Kilda 36-10, while Tipperary's Orla O'Dwyer managed five tackles and 18 disposals in Brisbane Lions' resounding 65-2 victory over Gold Coast Suns.

Fremantle Dockers, who remain without Leitrim's Aine Tighe through injury, beat a West Coast Eagles team including Grace and Niamh Kelly by a 23-14 scoreline.