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Kennelly backs Irish for AFL glory
16 Dec 2014 21:09
Former Kerry and AFL star Tadhg Kennelly has backed Ireland’s young players to continue to thrive in the Australian game following what he described as a hugely successful European combine in Dublin.
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Kennelly, now an international talent manager for the AFL, saw 22 players aged 16-20 put through their paces at Dublin City University.
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Speaking to the AFL website about the event, he predicted that players from Ireland would continue to make the move to Australia.
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"The combine has been a huge success," Kennelly said. "It's well resourced, we're getting great results, and I'm sure we'll get one, maybe two players recruited next year."
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Kilkenny minor hurling captain Darragh Joyce and Kerry’s Michael Burns were amongst those who reportedly impressed during the trials.
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Kennelly also mentioned the recent recruitment of Tyrone’s Conor McKenna to Essendon and Kildare duo Sean Hurley and Paddy Brophy for Fremantle and West Coast, respectively, as proof that the conveyor belt of Irish talent to Oz would continue.
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Kerry Padraig Lucey was also recently awarded a contract with the Geelong Cats following his stint on an Australian reality TV show, The Recruit, in which he competed for an AFL contract.
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