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Deividas Uosis Becomes Latest Kerryman To Make AFL Move

Deividas Uosis Becomes Latest Kerryman To Make AFL Move

Deividas Uosis has reportedly signed a deal with AFL side Brisbane Lions.

According to Australian reporter Peter Ryan, who writes for The Age, the 2017 minor All-Ireland winning goalkeeper will join the club on a two-year rookie contract.

Uosis, who was born in Lithuania but move to Kerry at the age of four, impressed at the AFL's European Combine which was held at the UCD campus in December.

The teenager was quicked 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.

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Uosis plays his club football for Dingle. He lined out in goal for Kerry in the McGrath Cup against Tipperary last month.

He will be the third Kerry minor All-Ireland winner to make the move to Aussie rules in recent years. His fellow Dingle man Mark O'Connor currently plays for Geelong, as does Stefan Okunbor from Na Gaeil.

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