Geelong duo Mark O’Connor and Gryan Miers have inked contract extensions with the Cats, both agreeing to new deals after impressive starts to the season.

O’Connor has become a key member of the Cats defensive unit. Entering the season with just seven games under his belt, O’Connor has been an ever present in 2019.

Originally from Dingle in Kerry, Ireland, O’Connor has signed on until the end of the 2022 season.

Miers is in his second year with the Cats. He made his AFL debut in the opening round and has played all 11 games this year. A dynamic small forward, Miers has booted 12 goals to date. He has extended his contract until the end of 2021.

“Mark and Gryan have both shown substantial improvement in their development and have been key contributors for us this season,” Geelong’s general manager of football Simon Lloyd said.

“Both players in their formative years have set high standards in their preparation and professionalism which has flowed into their on-field performances. We believe they will continue to grow as players and are excited to have come to agreements regarding their future in the blue and white hoops.”