Oisin Mullin’s Aussie Rules move confirmed in huge blow to Mayo’s 2023 All-Ireland chances

OISIN MULLIN’S long-mooted move Down Under will come to fruition in 2023 as Mayo GAA has confirmed the departure of one of its brightest stars. The two-time Young Footballers of the Year will be joining Geelong Cats, who won the Premiership title in the season just gone. The energetic half-back pictured during their February clash with Armagh at Dr Hyde Park in RoscommonSportsfile Oisín Mullin has accepted a position to play with the Geelong Cats. We at Mayo G.A.A want to wish Oisín the best in his new endeavor and thank you for all the memories. Oisin debut with Mayo on the 25th January 2020 in the NFL against Donegal. Thank you Oisin#mayogaa pic.twitter.com/lqQYnTbKkh— Mayo GAA (@MayoGAA) November 24, 2022 He had reached an agreement to join them at the back end of 2021, only to do a U-turn on making the move last year. But the Aussie Rules outfit have stayed in dialogue with him and have now finalised the details around him joining up with their squad next season.

Oisin Mullin’s Aussie Rules move confirmed in huge blow to Mayo’s 2023 All-Ireland chances

OISIN MULLIN’S long-mooted move Down Under will come to fruition in 2023 as Mayo GAA has confirmed the departure of one of its brightest stars.

The two-time Young Footballers of the Year will be joining Geelong Cats, who won the Premiership title in the season just gone.

The energetic half-back pictured during their February clash with Armagh at Dr Hyde Park in Roscommon
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He had reached an agreement to join them at the back end of 2021, only to do a U-turn on making the move last year.

But the Aussie Rules outfit have stayed in dialogue with him and have now finalised the details around him joining up with their squad next season.

In a statement, Mayo GAA wished the 22-year-old well and thanked him for all of the good memories he provided Mayo supporters despite his young age.

It read: “Oisín Mullin has accepted a position to play with the Geelong Cats.

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“We at Mayo G.A.A want to wish Oisín the best in his new endeavour and thank you for all the memories.

“Oisin made his debut with Mayo on the 25th January 2020 in the NFL against Donegal. Thank you Oisin.”

Andrew Mackie, Geelong’s Head of List Management, outlined how they hadn’t held his change of heart against him this time last year.

He said: “As a Club we appreciate the magnitude of moving overseas and understood Oisin’s reasons for remaining in Ireland and not joining us for this season.

“We are thrilled he will now join the Cats for season 2023, he is a gifted talent, however most importantly a quality person who will be a great addition to our playing squad.

“Oisin has had another impressive season with Mayo and we are looking forward to welcoming him and his partner Jess to the Club and to Geelong.”

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There’ll be a healthy Irish contingent to make him feel somewhat at in the south-western city.

That’s because along with Zach Tuohy – one of the biggest Irish success stories in AFL history – Mark O’Connor and fellow Mayo native Rachel Kearns are also on the books there.

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