Irish pair Cora Staunton and Bríd Stack say they have unfinished business in the AFLW after returning to the GIANTS for the 2022 season.

Four-time All-Ireland star Cora Staunton revealed her decision to return for a fifth consecutive season was inspired by her desire to win a premiership with the GIANTS. 

"To be honest, if I didn't come back it would have left a sour taste in my mouth because I think I’ve got some unfinished business here,” she said.

"I want the GIANTS to be successful and I want to be part of the success when it comes."

Staunton, who will turn 40 in December, has been a crucial cog in the GIANTS’ forward line since crossing codes in 2018, finishing as the GIANTS’ 2021 Leading Goal-kicker and was named in the 2021 AFLW Team of the Year. 

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Former Cork star Stack, returns to Australia eyeing her AFLW debut after an injury-hit first year at the club.

The 34-year-old sustained a serious neck injury during the pre-season and was subsequently ruled out of the entire 2021 campaign.

Having returned to Ireland during the off-season the 11-time All-Ireland winner and 2016 Footballer of the Year was eager to return and prove herself in the AFLW. 

“I always wanted to come back and give it another shot," Stack said. 

"The biggest thing for me is to embrace the opportunity the GIANTS have given me and learn as much as I can. 

"I'm eager to contribute as much as I can and if the opportunity arises to debut that'll be a bonus." 

The GIANTS continue their preparations ahead of the 2022 NAB AFLW season, which is set to commence first weekend of January.