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Keane's AFL debut ends in disappointment as Collingwood suffer shock defeat

In one of the upsets of the season, Fremantle claimed a big victory.

COLLINGWOOD WENT DOWN to Fremantle in a surprise 12-point defeat on the night Cork’s Mark Keane made his AFL debut. 

afl-dockers-magpies Mark Keane of the Magpies warms up before making his AFL debut. Source: AAP/PA Images

Mitchelstown native Keane, who only moved to Australia ahead of the 2019 season, became the latest Irish player to feature in the AFL during this Round 9 clash. 

But the night at Optus Stadium ended in disappointment for Keane and his Pies team-mates as David Mundy put the icing on the cake with a late goal for underdogs Fremantle.

The Dockers were scoreless after the first quarter but they responded with a blistering end to the first-half. Led by Nate Fyfe, the Dockers scored four goals to eventually run out 61 to 49 winners.

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It ended a horror week for Collingwood, who had coach Nathan Buckley and assistant coach Brenton Sanderson fined $25,000 after the pair breached the AFL’s Covid-19 restrictions.

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