Leitrim’s Áine Tighe joins AFL club

One of Leitrim’s best known women’s gaelic footballers, Aine Tighe, is joining the Freemantle Dockers AFL Club in Australia.

She and another Irish player Katie Flood have been signed by the Dockers for next season.

Tighe, who’s from Kiltubrid, hasn’t plaed for the Ladies county side since suffering a cruciate injury two years ago.

She was spotted by the Dockers initially through CrossCoders AFL camp in Athlone.

She will move to Freemantle in November to begin her AFL career.