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Geelong has confirmed today Irish player Oisin Mullin will join the Club as a category B rookie, moving to Australia to join his teammates for pre-season.

Mullin, who played this Gaelic Athletic Association season with Mayo, signed with the Cats at the end of 2021, however decided to remain home in Ireland for this season.

The Club, through Head of List Management Andrew Mackie and Recruiting Manager Stephen Wells, remained in contact with Mullin through the year and followed his progress during the Gaelic season.

At 22, Mullin is one of the premier defenders in Gaelic football and will be the Cats’ second player to join from Mayo with AFLW player Rachel Kearns also from the club.


Head of List Management Andrew Mackie said, “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.

“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.”

Mullin will join Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor as the Club’s men’s Irish players, with those players becoming the first Irishmen to win an AFL Premiership since Tadhg Kennelly with the Swans in 2005.