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Huge Blow For Mayo As Oisín Mullen Commits To AFL Move

Huge Blow For Mayo As Oisín Mullen Commits To AFL Move
By Nathan Molloy Updated
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Kevin McStay's first year as Mayo manager has been dealt a massive blow this morning as Mayo's Oisín Mullin is  finally set to move to the Australian Football League next season.

In a statement, Mayo GAA confirmed that the 22 year-old has accepted to join AFL side Geelong.

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. Oisín's debut with Mayo on the 25th January 2020 in the NFL against Donegal. Thank you Oisín.

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The former Young Footballer of the Year was originally going to play for the side last season after he signed a deal with Geelong back last November. However, with the world still emerging from the Covid-19 restrictions, he changed his mind in January and opted to stay with Mayo for the 2022 season.

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Thrilled To Have Him

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The 22-year-old is going to join the AFL side's preseason training ahead of the 2023 season. Speaking on the confirmation of the transfer, Geelong's list manager Andrew Mackie said that his side are thrilled to have the defender.

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 Geelong.

Big Blow For Mayo

Oisín's transfer will be a big blow for Mayo in their first year under new manager Kevin McStay. The talented defender won the Young Footballer of The Year back to back in 2021 and 2020.

His move also comes after reports that he and Lee Keegan will opt out of the squad ahead of the new season. However, there has been no update on whether Keegan will leave.

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Mayo began their Allianz National League campaign on the 28th of January. Kevin McStay has his first managerial headache to find a quality replacement for Mullin before then.

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