Mayo are set to lose 2020 Young Footballer of the Year Oisín Mullin to AFL.
In a bodyblow to Mayo manager James Horan, Mullin is set to sign a deal with Geelong Cats, it has been reported.
Defender Mullin was a key part of the Mayo side that reached this year's All-Ireland final, earning another Young Footballer nomination, though he missed the semi-final win over Dublin due to injury.
He has been linked with a move Down Under for some time, but The42.ie now reports that Geelong have, 2021 AFL preliminary finalists, will sign him a category B rookie for the 2022 campaign.
Mullin will join fellow Irishmen Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor in the Geelong ranks, while their women's side recently signed Mayo ladies footballer Rachel Kearns.