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Westmeath's Ray Connellan Confirms End Of Aussie Rules Career

Westmeath's Ray Connellan Confirms End Of Aussie Rules Career
By PJ Browne Updated

Ray Connellan has confirmed that his time with AFL side St. Kilda is over.

The club also announced on Wednesday that they would not be offering the Westmeath man a new contract for the 2019 season.

"Ray has given everything over the past two seasons to make the step from Gaelic football to the AFL," St. Kilda general manager Simon Lethlean said of Connellan.

"I wish my time at St. Kilda could go on a little longer but sadly it’s not to be!" Connellan wrote on Instagram.

Most amazing experience of my life coming here. Thanks to everyone who has played a part in helping me live out this dream.

And now if anyone has any jobs going that would be great.

The 24-year-old played 33 VFL games in his two seasons but never made the breakthrough to the senior ranks.

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If Connellan returns to Ireland, it would be major boost for Westmeath football. He played for the Westmeath seniors between 2014 and 2016. That included a Leinster final appearance against Dublin in his last year in Ireland before making the move to Australia.

Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

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