Gallen and McBride on the radar of AFL clubs

September 18, 2019

Meath's Cian McBride and Donegal's Oisin Gallen

Two of gaelic football’s most promising prospects are travelling to Australia next week to participate in trials and testing at a combine which will be monitored by a number of AFL clubs.

The Irish Independent reports that Donegal’s rising star Oisin Gallen and 2018 Leinster MFC winning Meath midfielder Cian McBride will hope to catch the eye at the combine.

Gallen impressed with Declan Bonner’s Allianz FL Division 2 and Ulster SFC winning Donegal this year and scored 2-8 for his club Sean MacCumhaills in a recent club match.

McBride, meanwhile, was a member of the Meath team that lost out to Laois in this year’s Leinster U20 FC semi-final.

They will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Wexford’s Barry O’Connor who signed a contract with the Sydney Swans after a similar combine was held back in April.

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