Huge blow for Mayo as Mullin's departure to AFL confirmed

November 25, 2022

Mayo's Oisin Mullin celebrates after scoring a goal against Kildare ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Mayo GAA have confirmed that All-Star defender Oisin Mullin will be joining Geelong Cats next season.

Mullin had been set for a move Down Under last year but changed his mind in January and lined out for Mayo instead during their 2022 campaign.

One of the best defenders in Gaelic football, the 22-year-old’s decision to join the Victorian club has now been confirmed with Mayo GAA releasing the following statement last night (Thursday):

"Oisín Mullin has accepted a position to play with the Geelong Cats,” it read.

"We at Mayo GAA want to wish Oisín the best in his new endeavor and thank you for all the memories. Oisin made his debut with Mayo on the 25th January 2020 in the NFL against Donegal.

"Thank you Oisin for all your contributions to the County. We wish you all the best for the future."

Geelong's head of list management Andrew Mackie welcome the Kilmaine clubman’s decision and described him as “is a gifted talent”.

"As a club we appreciate the magnitude of moving overseas and understood Oisin's reasons for remaining in Ireland and not joining us for this season," he said.

"We are thrilled he will now join the Cats for season 2023, he is a gifted talent, however most importantly a quality person who will be a great addition to our playing squad.

"Oisin has had another impressive season with Mayo and we are looking forward to welcoming him and his partner Jess to the club and to Geelong."

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