Lithuanian-Born Kerry Teen Impresses Scouts At Aussie Rules Combine

Lithuanian-Born Kerry Teen Impresses Scouts At Aussie Rules Combine

Deividas Uosis was one of those to impress the most at the AFL's European Combine which was held over the weekend at the UCD campus.

Uosis, who was born in Lithuania, was a 2017 All-Ireland minor football winner with Kerry. The 19-year-old was the Kingdom's goalkeeper that year and won a minor All-Star award.

He also plays in goal for his club Dingle. Earlier this month, he scored two points from placed balls as Dingle beat An Ghaeltacht to win the West Kerry Championship.

According to the AFL's official website, Uosis was quickest of all in the 20m sprint, clocking 2.76 seconds. He also placed fourth in the agility test and impressed in the endurance-based yo-yo test.

Two Kerry minor All-Ireland winners have made the move to Aussie rules in recent years. Uosis's fellow Dingle man Mark O'Connor plays for Geelong, as does Tralee's Stefan Okunbor.


In all, 20 took part in the combine. They included Mayo pair Matthew Ruane and Oisín Mullin. Ruane was one of the breakout performers for Mayo in this year's championship.

The top four prospects from the combine will be flown to Australia in April of next year to train in front of AFL teams. Two more will be tested at the 2020 NAB AFL Draft Combine.

Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

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