Irish Rookie Rewarded For Stellar Start To Life In AFL

Sinead Farrell
By Sinead Farrell
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Former Louth underage star Ciarán Byrne, who relocated to Carlton FC as a rookie in 2013, is guaranteed to remain at the AFL club until at least 2017 after signing a two year deal.


Byrne was just 18 years of age when he first moved to Australia to link up with the 'Blue Baggers' alongside Zach Tuohy from Laois. According to the Carlton FC website, Byrne made a thundering start to his AFL career when he landed nine disposals and one mark in his debut game against Essendon just 18 months after starting to learn how to play the game.

Following the announcement, Byrne took to twitter to express his joy.

The former Gaelic footballer also made history this year, when he lined out for the Blues alongside fellow countrymen Zach Tuohy and Ciaran Sheehan for the first time in the first week of the NAB Challenge.

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