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#Mark O'Connor

# mark-oconnor - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

AFL star would have been available to play if Kerry had reached Munster final
# Making His Mark
# Making His Mark

AFL star would have been available to play if Kerry had reached Munster final

Dec 15th 2020, 8:17 AM 9,419 Views 5 Comments

Geelong’s Mark O’Connor had received permission to play but was in quarantine when Kerry lost to Cork.

# mark-oconnor - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Disappointment for Geelong's Irish duo as Richmond win third AFL Premiership in four years
# Grand Final
# Grand Final

Disappointment for Geelong's Irish duo as Richmond win third AFL Premiership in four years

Oct 24th 2020, 12:36 PM 10,312 Views 10 Comments

Richmond were impressive winners over Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor’s Cats in an absorbing contest.

# mark-oconnor - Friday 23 October, 2020

The Irishmen who will appear on Australia's biggest sporting stage
# Trading Places
# Trading Places

The Irishmen who will appear on Australia's biggest sporting stage

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 12:00 PM 40,559 Views 8 Comments

Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor never played Australian Rules football until their late teens but tomorrow they will become just the fourth and fifth Irishmen to play in the Grand Final.

# mark-oconnor - Thursday 22 October, 2020

'To leave at a young age to go to the opposite side of the world and succeed, it takes a special person'
# AFL Stars
# AFL Stars

'To leave at a young age to go to the opposite side of the world and succeed, it takes a special person'

Oct 22nd 2020, 6:39 PM 11,443 Views 0 Comments

Former coaches on the rise of the two Irish stars chasing Australian Rules glory on Saturday.

# mark-oconnor - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

'It's definitely always been in my head' - from Kerry roots to chasing glory in AFL Grand Final
# Mark O'Connor
# Mark O'Connor

'It's definitely always been in my head' - from Kerry roots to chasing glory in AFL Grand Final

Oct 20th 2020, 4:59 PM 32,141 Views 2 Comments

Mark O’Connor on the Irish interest in next Saturday’s AFL Grand Final with his club Geelong after a strange and dramatic season.

# mark-oconnor - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy celebrate as they reach AFL Grand Final with Geelong
# Aussie Rules
# Aussie Rules

Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy celebrate as they reach AFL Grand Final with Geelong

Oct 17th 2020, 12:14 PM 10,381 Views 5 Comments

Geelong defeated Brisbane Lions in the second AFL preliminary final today.

# mark-oconnor - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Tuohy and O'Connor help to keep Geelong in contention for AFL glory
# Playing Their Part
# Playing Their Part

Tuohy and O'Connor help to keep Geelong in contention for AFL glory

Oct 10th 2020, 1:45 PM 7,943 Views 2 Comments

After today’s win over Collingwood, a Grand Final place will be at stake in next week’s Brisbane Lions clash.

# mark-oconnor - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Tuohy and O'Connor are the key Irish figures as 2020 AFL finals begin tomorrow
# Men At Work
# Men At Work

Tuohy and O'Connor are the key Irish figures as 2020 AFL finals begin tomorrow

Sep 30th 2020, 5:40 PM 6,800 Views 2 Comments

The Laois and Kerry duo will be in action for Geelong against Port Adelaide in the first qualifying final.

# mark-oconnor - Friday 28 August, 2020

O'Connor and Tuohy shine as Geelong roar back from 36 points down
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

O'Connor and Tuohy shine as Geelong roar back from 36 points down

Aug 28th 2020, 2:52 PM 7,687 Views 4 Comments

The win kept the Cats at the top of the standings and in fine form for another tilt at the title.

# mark-oconnor - Friday 14 August, 2020

Tuohy celebrates AFL appearance milestone with big win for Geelong over league leaders
# Unlaoised
# Unlaoised

Tuohy celebrates AFL appearance milestone with big win for Geelong over league leaders

Aug 14th 2020, 7:38 PM 9,183 Views 4 Comments

Tuohy and Irish team-mate Mark O’Connor were part of a success that saw Geelong have 60 points to spare over Port Adelaide.

# mark-oconnor - Monday 10 August, 2020

Good result for Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy as Geelong jump to third in AFL
# Men At Work
# Men At Work

Good result for Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy as Geelong jump to third in AFL

Aug 10th 2020, 2:07 PM 5,661 Views 3 Comments

The Kerry and Laois natives featured in Geelong’s 59-point win over St Kilda.

# mark-oconnor - Friday 12 June, 2020

O'Connor and Tuohy enjoy 61-point victory with Geelong as AFL action resumes
# Winning Ways
# Winning Ways

O'Connor and Tuohy enjoy 61-point victory with Geelong as AFL action resumes

Jun 12th 2020, 3:44 PM 5,135 Views 0 Comments

The Kerry and Laois players saw their team cruise past Hawthorn in today’s Round 2 clash.

# mark-oconnor - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Aussie Rules teams take a knee as virus-hit season resumes with Irish players set to feature this weekend
# Back In Action
# Back In Action

Aussie Rules teams take a knee as virus-hit season resumes with Irish players set to feature this weekend

Updated Jun 11th 2020, 3:50 PM 4,254 Views 4 Comments

Richmond and Collingwood played out a 36-36 draw this morning at the MCG.

# mark-oconnor - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

AFL chief insists all 18 clubs will survive as Covid-19 causes financial crisis
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

AFL chief insists all 18 clubs will survive as Covid-19 causes financial crisis

Mar 31st 2020, 11:59 AM 2,525 Views 0 Comments

Several Irish players have been impacted by the massive pay cuts.

# mark-oconnor - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Kerry's Mark O'Connor: 'It's still a bit of a shock to the system but it was always going to happen'
# Aussie Rules
# Aussie Rules

Kerry's Mark O'Connor: 'It's still a bit of a shock to the system but it was always going to happen'

Mar 24th 2020, 3:25 PM 6,928 Views 0 Comments

Kerry’s Mark O’Connor on the AFL season being shut down after Saturday’s game with Geelong.

# mark-oconnor - Sunday 22 March, 2020

'Most serious threat in 100 years' - AFL postpone season and AFLW competition cancelled
# Called Off
# Called Off

'Most serious threat in 100 years' - AFL postpone season and AFLW competition cancelled

Mar 22nd 2020, 9:35 AM 7,746 Views 9 Comments

The round one games today will be the last for a while in Aussie Rules.

# mark-oconnor - Thursday 19 March, 2020

2020 AFL season begins at empty MCG with 4 Irish players to feature this weekend
# Men At Work
# Men At Work

2020 AFL season begins at empty MCG with 4 Irish players to feature this weekend

Mar 19th 2020, 5:52 PM 3,475 Views 1 Comment

Richmond beat Carlton as this year’s campaign began in a strange atmosphere at the MCG.

# mark-oconnor - Friday 13 September, 2019

Tuohy and O'Connor help Geelong get back on track with win in 2019 AFL finals
# Men At Work
# Men At Work

Tuohy and O'Connor help Geelong get back on track with win in 2019 AFL finals

Sep 13th 2019, 3:05 PM 6,488 Views 2 Comments

Geelong defeated West Coast Eagles this morning with the Irish duo in action.

# mark-oconnor - Friday 6 September, 2019

Tuohy kicks superb goal but Geelong fall short to Collingwood in AFL finals
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Tuohy kicks superb goal but Geelong fall short to Collingwood in AFL finals

Sep 6th 2019, 5:16 PM 8,058 Views 11 Comments

Laois native Zach Tuohy and Kerry’s Mark O’Connor were on the losing side.

# mark-oconnor - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Kerry, Tyrone and Laois players fly the Irish flag in 2019 AFL finals
# Men At Work
# Men At Work

Kerry, Tyrone and Laois players fly the Irish flag in 2019 AFL finals

Sep 4th 2019, 12:33 PM 11,045 Views 7 Comments

Big couple of days for Conor McKenna, Mark O’Connor and Zach Tuohy.

# mark-oconnor - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

New contract for Kerry native as he signs up with AFL club Geelong until end of 2022 season
# Pen To Paper
# Pen To Paper

New contract for Kerry native as he signs up with AFL club Geelong until end of 2022 season

Jun 5th 2019, 9:44 AM 7,266 Views 3 Comments

Mark O’Connor has made a bright start to the 2019 season with Geelong.

# mark-oconnor - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'I made my choice and I try not to let the what ifs creep in' - from Kerry roots to shining with Geelong
# Life Down Under
# Life Down Under

'I made my choice and I try not to let the what ifs creep in' - from Kerry roots to shining with Geelong

May 30th 2019, 6:28 PM 12,784 Views 1 Comment

Mark O’Connor’s AFL career is taking flight with a superb start to the 2019 season with Geelong.

# mark-oconnor - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Tipperary's O'Riordan recalled by Sydney Swans while Hanley and Tuohy return to starting sides in AFL
# Land Down Under
# Land Down Under

Tipperary's O'Riordan recalled by Sydney Swans while Hanley and Tuohy return to starting sides in AFL

May 9th 2019, 11:05 AM 5,507 Views 3 Comments

Irish players are back in the frame for this weekend’s AFL games.

# mark-oconnor - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Kerry's Mark O'Connor kicks first AFL goal as Geelong take control over Melbourne
# AFL
# AFL

Kerry's Mark O'Connor kicks first AFL goal as Geelong take control over Melbourne

Mar 30th 2019, 10:04 AM 10,817 Views 14 Comments

He’s up and running.

# mark-oconnor - Friday 22 March, 2019

Kerry's O'Connor helps Geelong make winning start to 2019 AFL season against last year's finalists
# Making His Mark
# Making His Mark

Kerry's O'Connor helps Geelong make winning start to 2019 AFL season against last year's finalists

Mar 22nd 2019, 12:55 PM 12,036 Views 6 Comments

Geelong defeated Collingwood earlier this morning at the MCG.

# mark-oconnor - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

AFL club state they cannot permit Kerry's O'Connor to play club GAA games as 'it's a breach to his contract'
# Watching On
# Watching On

AFL club state they cannot permit Kerry's O'Connor to play club GAA games as 'it's a breach to his contract'

Oct 16th 2018, 3:14 PM 11,582 Views 4 Comments

Geelong’s Mark O’Connor featured for his club Dingle in a game last month.

# mark-oconnor - Friday 7 September, 2018

Disappointment for Laois and Kerry pair as they exit 2018 AFL finals after Geelong suffer defeat
# Lads Down Under
# Lads Down Under

Disappointment for Laois and Kerry pair as they exit 2018 AFL finals after Geelong suffer defeat

Sep 7th 2018, 2:59 PM 7,036 Views 9 Comments

Mark O’Connor and Zach Tuohy were both in action today at the MCG.

# mark-oconnor - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Meath's Nash loses out with Hawthorn, Laois and Kerry duo in action tomorrow as AFL finals begins
# Aussie Action
# Aussie Action

Meath's Nash loses out with Hawthorn, Laois and Kerry duo in action tomorrow as AFL finals begins

Sep 6th 2018, 6:19 PM 6,812 Views 0 Comments

Conor Nash, Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor are all hoping for a happy end to their season.

# mark-oconnor - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Good news for Irish duo in Oz as Nash and O'Connor elevated for same AFL game
# Head To Head
# Head To Head

Good news for Irish duo in Oz as Nash and O'Connor elevated for same AFL game

Aug 9th 2018, 3:19 PM 5,460 Views 1 Comment

Meath’s Conor Nash is set for his AFL debut while Kerry’s Mark O’Connor has also been promoted as Hawthorn and Geelong face off.

# mark-oconnor - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Kerry's Mark O'Connor could be in line to feature for Geelong in AFL round one this weekend
# Season Opener
# Season Opener

Kerry's Mark O'Connor could be in line to feature for Geelong in AFL round one this weekend

Mar 20th 2018, 10:07 AM 10,250 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old former Kerry minor captain has been promoted to the club’s senior list.

# mark-oconnor - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

'Down the line I definitely see myself coming back at some stage' - Mark O'Connor
# Aussie Aussie Aussie
# Aussie Aussie Aussie

'Down the line I definitely see myself coming back at some stage' - Mark O'Connor

Oct 24th 2017, 9:20 PM 10,175 Views 1 Comment

The double minor All-Ireland winner has been a quick convert to life in Australia with the Geelong Cats.

# mark-oconnor - Sunday 21 May, 2017

O'Connor launches defence of Tadhg Kennelly's role in bringing GAA talent to Australia
# In Defence
# In Defence

O'Connor launches defence of Tadhg Kennelly's role in bringing GAA talent to Australia

May 21st 2017, 9:48 AM 12,245 Views 23 Comments

‘It bothers me that a man can give young people a golden ticket in life only to be abused for it. That’s not right.’

# mark-oconnor - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Mark O'Connor makes AFL debut but Geelong overpowered
# Man At Work
# Man At Work

Mark O'Connor makes AFL debut but Geelong overpowered

May 13th 2017, 2:14 PM 13,435 Views 2 Comments

The Kerry native made his bow at the MCG.

# mark-oconnor - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'It's extremely overwhelming' - Surprise for Kerry youngster at Aussie Rules breakthrough
# New Kid On The Block
# New Kid On The Block

'It's extremely overwhelming' - Surprise for Kerry youngster at Aussie Rules breakthrough

May 11th 2017, 5:00 PM 27,370 Views 5 Comments

Mark O’Connor will make his bow at the MCG on Saturday.

Kerry's Mark O'Connor set to make AFL debut on Saturday after stunning progress with Geelong
# Rise To The Top
# Rise To The Top

Kerry's Mark O'Connor set to make AFL debut on Saturday after stunning progress with Geelong

May 11th 2017, 9:34 AM 9,309 Views 4 Comments

O’Connor has only played four games of reserve action in the VFL.

# mark-oconnor - Friday 14 April, 2017

From Dingle to Geelong - a Kerry All-Ireland winning captain starting an Aussie Rules career
# Land Down Under
# Land Down Under

From Dingle to Geelong - a Kerry All-Ireland winning captain starting an Aussie Rules career

Apr 14th 2017, 3:00 PM 27,110 Views 7 Comments

Mark O’Connor has made the move to a new sport.

# mark-oconnor - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

'It's such an opportunity and you can't let it go': Mark O'Connor on chasing AFL dream
# Life Down Under
# Life Down Under

'It's such an opportunity and you can't let it go': Mark O'Connor on chasing AFL dream

Nov 16th 2016, 8:22 PM 5,353 Views 2 Comments

The midfielder has been getting advice off Zach Tuohy as he prepares for his debut season.

# mark-oconnor - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Former Kerry minor star Mark O'Connor signs with AFL club Geelong
# Oval Office
# Oval Office

Former Kerry minor star Mark O'Connor signs with AFL club Geelong

Oct 18th 2016, 4:18 PM 8,583 Views 4 Comments

The 19-year-old’s departure is a blow for the Kingdom.

# mark-oconnor - Monday 10 October, 2016

3 Australian Rules clubs in the race to sign up Kerry's 2015 All-Ireland minor winning captain
# A Man In Demand
# A Man In Demand

3 Australian Rules clubs in the race to sign up Kerry's 2015 All-Ireland minor winning captain

Oct 10th 2016, 1:11 PM 12,821 Views 1 Comment

Mark O’Connor is wanted after a recent trial in Melbourne.

# mark-oconnor - Thursday 15 September, 2016

One of Kerry's brightest young talents is heading to Melbourne for trials with AFL clubs
# Trip Down Under
# Trip Down Under

One of Kerry's brightest young talents is heading to Melbourne for trials with AFL clubs

Sep 15th 2016, 9:24 AM 12,742 Views 9 Comments

Dingle’s Mark O’Connor will get a chance to impress in Aussie Rules.