Colin O'Riordan has signed a two-year extension to his contract with the Sydney Swans which will see him remain with AFL club until at least 2021.
The Tipperary man won an All-Ireland minor football title in 2011 before going onto play both U21 and senior football for the county. He also played hurling at U21 level.
The 24-year-old joined Sydney in 2015, making his senior debut last year.
This season he has established himself in the first team and has played in nine consecutive games in the backline.
"From the moment Colin walked into the club he had a real determination and desire to become a consistent AFL footballer," said the Swans' head of football Charlie Gardiner.
"Colin’s such a driven and competitive person who works incredibly hard to improve each year.
"He’s gone to another level again this year and has emerged to become an important member of the team.
"We’re excited he’s joined a number of our emerging youngsters in re-signing, and we look forward to seeing what Colin can produce for the remainder of the season and in years to come.”
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