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Exciting Wexford Prospect O'Connor Signs For Sydney Swans

Exciting Wexford Prospect O'Connor Signs For Sydney Swans
By Maurice Brosnan Updated

Sydney Swans have signed a second Irish player as Wexford's Barry O'Connor has agreed a two-year deal.

The 20-year-old, who started at half-forward during the Leinster championship first round against Louth, is the son of George, who enjoyed a great hurling career.

O'Connor was spotted at the AFL Europe Combine in late November and was subsequently invited for a two-week trial in Sydney.

Speaking to Balls.ie last month, Wexford hurler Rory O'Connor explained that he is cousin is well-suited to the game.

There was a scout there from the Sydney Swans that took a liking to Barry so he asked him over for two weeks. He got over yesterday and he's living with Sam Naismith one of the Swans players so he's there for two weeks and it's a great opportunity for him.

He's built for it, he's conditioned for it, he looks after himself very well and he knows how to kick a ball cause it's basically a rugby ball and we played rugby for years.

Barry O'Connor will join Tipperary's Colin O'Riordan at the club, who is the midst of his fourth season in Australia.

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