ORLA O’Dwyer has knocked back rival interest to stay at Brisbane.
Carlton was eyeing a surprise swoop for the reigning All-Australian, but O’Dwyer is set to stick with the Lions.
Womens.afl understands the Blues pitched to O’Dwyer as the club looked to add ready-made talent to its developing list, just months after the exciting Irish wing finished a career-best season with the Lions.
As many as six sides registered an interest in O’Dwyer since the conclusion of last season, but rival clubs believed she will either head to Carlton or stay at Brisbane. Expansion side Sydney was also viewed as an outside chance to secure her signature.
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O’Dwyer returned to her homeland in Ireland recently to weigh up the rival offers, having averaged a career-best 14.4 disposals to go with 4.2 tackles and six goals from 11…