Cathal McShane is set to deal a major blow to Tyrone by moving to Australia to sign with AFL side Brisbane Lions.

The 24-year-old won an All-Star in 2019 for his performances with the Ulster outfit and just last week denied the speculation that he would be changing sport for next year.

But reports overnight in The Irish News and local outlet TeamTalkmag suggest he will fly out in the coming days.

Conor McKenna, a former team-mate of McShane at minor level, has been playing for Essendon in recent years while Dublin and Ballyboden St Enda's player James Madden is with the Lions.