Moran has concerns for Mayo after Mullin departure

November 18, 2021

Oisin Mullin on duty for Mayo against Down in the Allianz Football League ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Andy Moran believes that Oisin Mullin will thrive in Australia and is concerned for Mayo’s immediate future after the Kilmaine man’s departure.

It was confirmed last week that the 21-year-old had signed with AFL side Geelong Cats as a category B rookie.

Speaking on The Football Pod with former Dublin star Paddy Andrews, Moran says he and other Mayo supporters lament the missed opportunities with Mullin over the last two years.

"It just shows you when you get chances in All-Ireland finals, you have to take them," said the former Mayo attacker and current Leitrim manager.

"Because all of a sudden time doesn't wait for anyone. We got very lucky because one of the good things from Covid is we probably held onto Oisin for two years more than we should have.

“He won young player of the year and was an All-Star in his first year against Dublin. Paddy's last year. And then this year he gets injured so it was very tricky for him.

"But he was having a great year up until his injury."

He added: "You don't produce a Ciaran Kilkenny or an Oisin Mullin overnight. They take time. It takes a lot of work."

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