OISIN MULLIN has abandoned plans to join the AFL Geelong outfit and will instead rejoin Team Mayo for the 2022 season.
Mullin plans to fly Down Under to kickstart his Aussie Rules career, and last month Geelong even revealed that he would wear the number 34 shirt for them.
But doubts about whether the 2020 and 2021 Young Player of the Year will actually arrive in Australia have been circulating for a number of months, and last night Mullin gave Mayo a boost by revealing that he will stay in Ireland.
Mullin, 21, said: “It is a really exciting opportunity to come to Australia to play professionally and it is something I wanted to study and look into in detail.
“It was a big decision for me because to play for Mayo with my friends is a huge honor and something I enjoy doing, so I wanted to take the time to look at all the aspects of it. .
“After some careful thought and much support from my family, I have decided to stay in Ireland and I am really excited about joining the Mayo Senior Football board of directors as soon as possible.
“I am grateful to everyone who has helped me along the way. I especially want to extend my appreciation to everyone at Geelong Football Club. I want to thank them for their understanding and wish them much success in the future. ”
It was a big coup for Mayo boss James Horan to get Mullin for him campaign ahead.
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Horan said: “It has been a pleasure working with Oisin since he joined the board in 2019.
“I am delighted that he will be part of this year’s Mayo Senior Football leadership team. Oisin is a great guy, a leader and has added a lot to the setup process.
“There is a great spirit in the current squad and all the players are excited to be back up and running.
“Our first game is now just a few weeks away and we as a team are really looking forward to next year.”
https://www.thesun.ie/sport/gaa-football/8216655/mayo-gaa-oisin-mullin-stays-aussie-rules/ Huge boost for Mayo GAA as young star Oisin Mullin abandons move to Aussie Rules