Sunday, January 16, 2022

Mayo GAA has confirmed that two-time PwC GAA/GPA Young Footballer of the year Oisin Mullin will be staying in Ireland and will be making himself available to James Horan for selection ahead of the 2022 Allianz National Football League.   

In a statement released by Mayo GAA tonight, Oisin Mullin said that going to Australia to play professional sport was a really interesting opportunity and something he wanted to research and consider in detail. Adding that was a big decision to take given that playing for Mayo with his friends is a “huge honour and something I love doing,”, he explained that he wanted to take the time to consider all aspects of the potential move Down Under. 

After some careful thinking and a lot of support from family, I have decided to stay in Ireland and I am really excited about joining up with the Mayo senior football panel as soon as possible. I am grateful to everyone who helped me during the process. I especially want to send my appreciation to everyone at Geelong Football Club. I want to thank them for their understanding and wish them every success for the future.” 

The 21-year old Kilmaine clubman has been an enormous addition to the Mayo defence since making his championship debut in October 2020. He was recently named PwC GAA/GPA Young Footballer of the Year for the second successive year. Oisin Mullin was also part of the Mayo panels that reached the 2020 and 2021 All-Ireland SFC finals, starting both deciders at Croke Park. 

It has been a pleasure to work with Oisin since he came into the panel in 2019,” Mayo manager James Horan has said. “I am delighted he will be part of the Mayo panel this year. Oisin is a fantastic guy, a leader, and adds so much to the setup.There is a great spirit in the current squad and all the players are delighted to be back up and running. Our first game is now only a few weeks away and we as a team are really looking forward to the year ahead,” commented Horan. 

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