The news that, in truth, we’ve all been dreading to hear has tonight been confirmed – Oisín Mullin is definitely heading off to Australia. Geelong Cats have announced (here) that they’ve signed the Kilmaine club man on a rookie contract.
This is obviously a great opportunity for Oisín. He has all the qualities to succeed in the professional game and there’s every chance that this is what he’ll do.
The flip-side, however, is that this is an enormous loss for us, one that weakens us significantly. Players of Oisín’s calibre are a rarity and what he brought to the county team over the last two years simply isn’t going to be replaced any time soon.
So while it’s only right and proper to wish Oisín all the best for the future, it’s with a very heavy heart from a Mayo perspective.