It's reported that Mayo footballer Oisín Mullin looks set to join AFL club Geelong Cats on a two-year contract as an international rookie.

The news will be a blow to Mayo as they pick up the pieces from back-to-back All-Ireland final losses to Dublin and Tyrone.

It's expected the 21-year old from Kilmaine will travel out to Australia later this month, and the AFL club is expected to confirm the signing in the coming days.

Oisin Mullin has been tracked by AFL clubs for some time now, having made the shortlist with three other young GAA players to travel to Australia in April 2020 for a two-week trial that was aborted due to Covid.

Mullin was recently nominated for Young Footballer of the Year and an All-Star.

The defender missed Mayo's All-Ireland semi-final victory over Dublin due to a quad injury, but recovered to start in the final.

Oisin's club Kilmaine is preparing for a Mayo intermediate semi-final against Mayo Gaels on Saturday, with a potential final fixed for two weeks later.

He will be the fourth player from Mayo to sign for an AFL club following Pearse Hanley who built a successful career with Brisbane Lions, his brother Cian who also went to Brisbane and Colm McManamon who was on the books of Geelong in the early 1990s.

 

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