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Mayo confirm Oisin Mullin will join AFL's Geelong Cats

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Mayo have confirmed that All-Star defender Oisin Mullin will be departing for Geelong Cats.The Kilmaine clubman had been set for a move to the Australian Football League club last year but in January he made a U-turn on that decision and opted to stay in Ireland, going on to play his part in Mayo's 2022 season.Last week, the 22-year-old had once again been linked with a move to Geelong, the current home of Irish duo Zach Touhy and Mark O'Connor, and that has now been confirmed.In a statement, Mayo GAA said: "Oisín Mullin has accepted a position to play with the Geelong Cats."We at Mayo GAA want to wish Oisín the best in his new endeavor and thank you for all the memories.

Oisin made his debut with Mayo on the 25th January 2020 in the NFL against Donegal."Thank you Oisin for all your contributions to the County.

We wish you all the best for the future."Geelong's head of list management Andrew Mackie welcomed Mullin's arrival and addressed the player's previous decision not to sign for the 2022 season."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," he said."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's move follows Brisbane Lions' signing of Tyrone GAA star Conor McKenna on a one-year deal.

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