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Signed up in Sydney - Tipperary star O'Riordan secures new Aussie Rules contract

He’ll remain with the Sydney Swans until the end of 2019.
Nov 22nd 2017, 9:52 AM 8,346 2

TIPPERARY DUAL ALL-Ireland minor winner Colin O’Riordan has further committed his future to Aussie Rules after securing a new two-year contract extension with the Sydney Swans.

Colin O'Riordan Colin O'Riordan won All-Ireland minor football and hurling medals with Tipperary. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

O’Riordan joined the Sydney Swans as a teenager in October 2015 on an international rookie contract after impressing at the AFL’s Draft Combine.

His deal will see him elevated to senior playing status and he will remain at the club until at least the end of the 2019 campaign.

The 22-year-old has been spent the past two seasons in action for the Swans in the NEAFL and will now be aiming to make a breakthrough for his debut in the AFL.

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The JK Brackens club man was a hugely talented player for Tipperary GAA sides as he won an All-Ireland minor football medal in 2011 as a 16-year-old and added an All-Ireland minor hurling medal a year later.

In 2014 he made his senior championship debut for the Tipperary footballers and captained them to reach the All-Ireland U21 final in 2015 when they lost out to Tyrone.

Colin O'Riordan lifts the trophy Colin O'Riordan lifts the trophy after the 2015 EirGrid Munster U21 football final. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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