Óisin Mullin

Media speculation over Mayo GAA star's move to the AFL

A report in today's Irish Independent has raised question marks over the proposed move of Mayo defender Oisín Mullin to AFL club Geelong.

It suggested there is hope in the county that "the brightest young defender in the game could remain at home yet and still be part of their 2022 challenge."

The report by Colm Keys outlined: "Mullin looks to have all the credentials to make it as an AFL player but his value to the future of Mayo is hugely significant too.

"The two-time Young Footballer of the Year was announced as a Geelong player last November and even did a short club video interview to express his excitement at joining the Cats at the time.

"And in December he was listed as a member of their senior squad for the 2022 season and even given the No. 34 jersey.

"But uncertainty has persisted over the move, with Mullin quite circumspect himself about it during an interview as part of the PwC All-Stars coverage, where he picked up his second ‘young player’ award last month.

"That has been further fuelled by the fact that he remained at home up to last weekend, having been earmarked to travel out to Australia last week ahead of squad training, which recommenced for the 2022 season yesterday."

Geelong have not commented on any speculation around the player.

But a statement is likely to be issued shortly to clarify the situation and end the speculation.