Mayo GAA confirms Oisín Mullin to stay in Ireland

  • Jan 16,2022

Mayo GAA confirms Oisín Mullin to stay in Ireland

Mayo GAA would like to confirm that two-time PwC GAA/GPA Young Footballer of the year Oisín 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.   

Speaking to Mayo GAA, Oisín stated “going to Australia to play professionally was a really interesting opportunity and it was something I wanted to research and consider in detail.  It was a big decision for me as playing for Mayo with my friends is a huge honour and something I love doing, so I wanted to take the time to consider all aspects of it.  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.  Oisín Mullin was also part of the Mayo panels that reached the 2020 and 2021 All-Ireland SFC finals, starting both deciders at Croke Park. 

Commenting on Oisín’s decision, Mayo manager James Horan added, “It has been a pleasure to work with Oisín since he came into the panel in 2019.  I am delighted he will be part of the Mayo Senior Football panel this year.  Oisín 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. 

Welcoming the news, Mayo GAA Cathaoirleach Seamus Tuohy said that Oisín’s decision to commit to Mayo GAA for the 2022 season was phenomenal news for everyone associated with the GAA.  “I want to thank Oisín and his family for taking this brave decision to stay in Ireland.  This is great news for his club and for our senior football manager James Horan.  Oisín is an outstanding young player and we are all thrilled with his decision,” commented Touhy.