AFL Invasion

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twohands!!!

Quote from: Rossfan on September 07, 2023, 05:20:07 PM
Read somewhere average AFL salary is around Aus$400k c €240k.
A few got up to a Million$ so...
Rookies prob get around €20k average I'd suspect.

The international rookie minimum is at least €50k per year plus there are a fair few perks/allowances guaranteed as well.
It means even the lads who go for two years on rookie contracts can come back with a nice chunk of change especially for lads around 18/19/20.
Heard before that Tuohy was definitely a Euro millionaire and that Mark O'Connor will likely end up one if he signs another contract.
Salaries in the women's game were doubled last year or the year before so while it's nowhere near to what the men can make - it's not a bad earner for a few month's work.
The minimum salary in the women's game works out about €24k per season which when you consider the length of their season (about 4 months including pre-season) is not too shabby.
There's going to be no change in the flow of lads or lasses willing to get it a go any time soon.


TabClear

Quote from: twohands!!! on September 08, 2023, 08:57:07 AM
Quote from: Rossfan on September 07, 2023, 05:20:07 PM
Read somewhere average AFL salary is around Aus$400k c €240k.
A few got up to a Million$ so...
Rookies prob get around €20k average I'd suspect.

The international rookie minimum is at least €50k per year plus there are a fair few perks/allowances guaranteed as well.
It means even the lads who go for two years on rookie contracts can come back with a nice chunk of change especially for lads around 18/19/20.
Heard before that Tuohy was definitely a Euro millionaire and that Mark O'Connor will likely end up one if he signs another contract.
Salaries in the women's game were doubled last year or the year before so while it's nowhere near to what the men can make - it's not a bad earner for a few month's work.
The minimum salary in the women's game works out about €24k per season which when you consider the length of their season (about 4 months including pre-season) is not too shabby.
There's going to be no change in the flow of lads or lasses willing to get it a go any time soon.

Conor Nash has moved onto another level with Hawthorn this year as well, He has been one of their best players albeit in a transitioning team.

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Conor McKenna signed a new two year deal. Mckenna deal


ONeill

Good performance there today by McKenna in the second quarter. Don't know enough about the sport but it looks like he's a key player in that team?
I wanna have my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames.

ck

Quote from: ONeill on September 23, 2023, 12:13:49 PMGood performance there today by McKenna in the second quarter. Don't know enough about the sport but it looks like he's a key player in that team?

Heard today that there are over 40 Irish players, make and female, in Australia on contracts at the moment. You can hardly blame them but that's a huge number of players

stephenite

Quote from: ONeill on September 23, 2023, 12:13:49 PMGood performance there today by McKenna in the second quarter. Don't know enough about the sport but it looks like he's a key player in that team?

Absolutely he's key in that team - he's so easy on the eye with the oval ball in hand. Looks more natural than most of the Aussies. Has had a stellar year. So has Callum Brown, but he'll have nightmares over the loss to Collingwood

imtommygunn

Quote from: ck on September 24, 2023, 09:49:05 PM
Quote from: ONeill on September 23, 2023, 12:13:49 PMGood performance there today by McKenna in the second quarter. Don't know enough about the sport but it looks like he's a key player in that team?

Heard today that there are over 40 Irish players, make and female, in Australia on contracts at the moment. You can hardly blame them but that's a huge number of players

Is there not considerably more women than men though? I would imagine that's minimum 60-40 skewed towards the women.

McKenna obviously a good one. I think Tyrone are maybe finding out how instrumental he was to their AI win when he was on form.

twohands!!!

Examiner had an article a week or two back saying either 31 or 33 Irish women were playing in the women's league this year meaning 6% of the entire women's league is Irish.

Also saw a headline recently (think that might have been the Examiner as well) that the minimum wage for women was going to double/increase significantly next year or the year after making it an even more attractive for Irish women. Although it will make it more attractive for the local women as well.


Rossfan

Quote from: ck on September 24, 2023, 09:49:05 PM
Quote from: ONeill on September 23, 2023, 12:13:49 PMGood performance there today by McKenna in the second quarter. Don't know enough about the sport but it looks like he's a key player in that team?

Heard today that there are over 40 Irish players, make and female, in Australia on contracts at the moment. You can hardly blame them but that's a huge number of players
Hardly huge compared to how many play gaelic games male and female.
Davy's given us a dream to cling to
We're going to bring home the SAM

imtommygunn

The womens seasons don't overlap either so they can do both.

Never beat the deeler

Quote from: imtommygunn on September 25, 2023, 10:35:52 AMThe womens seasons don't overlap either so they can do both.

They changed the AFLW season - clubs start pre-season training at the end of May.
The season starts the week the AFL has their pre-finals bye, first weekend of September with the grand final on 3 December this year, so some players may become available in early November if they don't make finals.
Hasta la victoria siempre

Rossfan

Karl Gallagher from Monaghan invited to pre season training with Adelaide.
Davy's given us a dream to cling to
We're going to bring home the SAM

toby47

Quote from: Rossfan on November 09, 2023, 10:31:29 AMKarl Gallagher from Monaghan invited to pre season training with Adelaide.

Will be a big miss for Vinny Corey & Monaghan if he is offered a contract.