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Cork's Sheehan to stay with Carlton for 2017 season after AFL rookie draft

The 26 year-old has battled injuries in recent seasons.

DSS_9499 Ciaran Sheehan pictured in action for Northern Blues. Source: Dave Savell

CORK’S CIARAN SHEEHAN is to remain committed to Australian Rules in 2017 after Carlton have confirmed that he will stay with the club.

The Melbourne club made the announcement that the 26 year-old has been re-rookie listed ahead of next season as they completed their activity in the 2016 AFL draft.

The news is a boost to Sheehan who has endured huge injury problems in recent seasons. Sheehan moved to Carlton in November 2013 after a GAA career that saw him win an All-Ireland U21 medal in 2009 and an All-Ireland senior medal in 2010.

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Ciaran Sheehan Ciaran Sheehan in action for Cork in 2010 Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

He made his AFL debut for Carlton in August 2014 and went on to make four appearances before the conclusion of that season.

However since then he has been hit hard by injuries, battling hip and groin problems in 2015 before suffering a hamstring and knee injury this year.

He did manage to make four appearances early this year in the Victorian Football League for Northern Blues – Carlton’s affiliate club – before he was struck down by injury again and sidelined for the rest of the year.

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