Dublin's Sinead Goldrick and Blaithin Mackin of Armagh achieved history with Melbourne in the AFL Women's Grand Final on Sunday as the Dees upset the odds to see off Brisbane on a 2.7 (19) to 2.3 (15) scoreline at the Brighton Homes Arena.

Brisbane made a bright start, but Melbourne exploded into life in a tense affair when Mackin scored their opening goal in just her 10th match in her first season in the league when the Lions lost possession.

Brisbane led by two points at the interval, but Melbourne built momentum after the restart.

A set-shot from Tayla Harris gave Melbourne a four-point lead, but a dogged Brisbane responded and trailed by just two points heading into the final quarter.

A wily Melbourne team captained by the experienced Daisy Pearce in what could be her final game, dominated in terms of both territorial advantage and possession as the game drew to a close, snuffing out the threat of a Brisbane outfit featuring Orla O'Dwyer of Tipperary.

Sinead Goldrick and Blaithin Mackin in jubilant mood after securing the win