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Huge boost for Mayo as Oisín Mullin turns down AFL move to stay in Ireland

‘After some careful thinking and a lot of support from family, I have decided to stay in Ireland.’

Mullin: two-time Young Footballer of the Year will line out for Mayo this season.
Mullin: two-time Young Footballer of the Year will line out for Mayo this season.
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MAYO FOOTBALL RECEIVED an enormous boost on Sunday night as two-time Young Footballer of the Year Oisín Mullin turned down an AFL move to remain in Ireland.

Mullin was set for a move to Australia, with the Geelong Cats publicly confirming that he had signed a rookie contract and unveiling his squad number for the 2022 season.

But the 21-year-old has now decided to remain in Ireland and line out once again with James Horan’s side.

“Going to Australia to play professionally was a really interesting opportunity and it was something I wanted to research and consider in detail,” Mullin said in a statement on Sunday evening.

“It was a big decision for me as playing for Mayo with my friends is a huge honour and something I love doing, so I wanted to take the time to consider all aspects of it.

“After some careful thinking and a lot of support from family, I have decided to stay in Ireland and I am really excited about joining up with the Mayo senior football panel as soon as possible.

“I am grateful to everyone who helped me during the process. I especially want to send my appreciation to everyone at Geelong Football Club. I want to thank them for their understanding and wish them every success for the future.”

Mullin’s decision was hailed as a “brave decision” by Mayo county chairman Seamus Tuohy, while Horan said “it has been a pleasure to work with Oisín since he came into the panel in 2019.

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“I am delighted he will be part of the Mayo senior football panel this year.

“Oisín is a fantastic guy, a leader, and adds so much to the setup.”

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