Aisling McCarthy was the star of the show as the West Coast Eagles got their AFLW season off to a winning start.
The Tipperary ladies footballer recorded 18 disposals, six clearances and eight tackles alongside a crucial goal to seal her sides 40-28 win over Port Adelaide.
The Cahir native’s fourth quarter goal sparked the Eagles comeback after being two goals down.
McCarthy also recorded a behind in a busy performance in Perth.
The victory was the Eagles first opening round win in their four season history.