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New four-year deal for Tyrone's McKenna as he receives boost in Aussie Rules career

The Eglish native is staying with the Bombers.

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TYRONE’S CONOR MCKENNA has secured his future in Aussie Rules for a further four years after he has signed a new contract with the Essendon Bombers.

Essendon have announced that the defender will remain at the club until at least the 2021 season.

He played 19 games for the club this year, averaging 17 disposals, four marks and two tackles.

McKenna was first signed by Essendon in 2014 as a rookie after the Eglish native had starred in 2013 for the Tyrone side who reached the All-Ireland minor football final.

Conor McKenna and Sean Conlon Conor McKenna in action for Tyrone against Mayo in the 2013 All-Ireland minor football final. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

“Essendon has made my transition into football an easy and enjoyable one,” McKenna told the Essendon club website.

“We have a great group of players, and the strong bonds I’ve made with my teammates have helped me develop my game and drive me to want to achieve success.

“I’ve enjoyed every moment with the club and am happy I will continue to represent the club for another four years.

“I believe in our vision, we have an exciting future and over the next four years I hope we can achieve the success we are working towards.”

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