The Brisbane Lions have moved a step closer to luring Sean Cavanagh to Aussie Rules football by offering the Tyrone ace a two-year contract.

The next three weeks will help shape the 22-year-old's future career - whether as an amateur or professional sportsman.

Whilst Down Under with the Ireland International Rules squad, Cavanagh will decide whether to stick with Gaelic football or twist and join the growing band of young Irish stars playing AFL.

Brisbane tabled their contract offer last week and are to monitor Cavanagh's performances during Ireland's two Tests against Australia on October 21 and 28.

"Brisbane have made me an offer to go over for two years," explained Cavanagh, a two-time All-Ireland winner with the Red Hands.

"At the minute, there is an awful lot involved in making a decision.

"I'm currently talking with the likes of Mickey Harte, friends and family and obviously Gerard Scholly, the agent for Melbourne and the Brisbane Lions."

While Tyrone boss Harte is vehemently against the idea of Cavanagh switching sports, even if it is on a trial basis, the young Dungannon-based accountant needs to make a quick decision.

"I'll make my decision in the next week or so. The International Rules will give me a chance to go out and see the country," he added.

"I will have to let them (Brisbane) know before the end of the International Rules because I think pre-season starts at the start of November so I would need to be there."