Young Donegal And Meath Stars Set For Two-Week AFL Trials

Young Donegal And Meath Stars Set For Two-Week AFL Trials

Oisin Gallen and Cian McBride will next week travel to Australia for an Aussie rules trial.

The AFL website reports that both will take part in a two-week audition in front of AFL clubs which will include training with the U17 All-Stars team and attending the draft combine where they will undergo a number of tests.

Donegal teenager Gallen caught the eye as part of the county's senior team this year, scoring a point off the bench in the Ulster final against Cavan, 1-1 against Meath in the Super 8s and 0-2 against Kerry a week later.

Meath's McBride played for the county's U20s this year as they lost out to Laois in Leinster semi-final.

Earlier this year Ross Devereux and Barry O'Connor from Wexford, Ross McQuillan from Armagh, Luke Towey from Sligo and Peadar Mogan from Donegal took part in trials.

O'Connor has signed with Syndey and McQuillan with Essendon while Towey is likely to join the Gold Coast Suns.


There are currently 13 male Irish players with AFL clubs.

It is also said that more than ten AFL women's side after keeping tabs on Tipperary's Aisling Moloney. On Sunday, the 21-year-old scored eight points - seven of those from play - as Tipp defeated Meath in the All-Ireland intermediate final.

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