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# Mark O'Connor

Last year
2022
# more than a game
'You look down at kids with tears in their eyes, then you look up and the adults are crying too'
AFL champion Mark O’Connor on the Grand Final, a mixed season and playing for Dingle.
# AFL
AFL champion Mark O'Connor granted permission to play in Kerry county championship
The Dingle club man will be able to play in the quarter-final against Dr Crokes.
# Team news
Tuohy to make 250th appearance in AFL Grand Final with O'Connor listed as medical sub
The Laois native has been named to start for Geelong at the MCG on Saturday.
# Hammering
Irish duo Tuohy and O'Connor celebrate as Geelong storm to AFL Grand Final
Geelong cruised past Brisbane to secure a spot in next week’s decider.
# AFL
O'Connor an option to tag Brisbane star as Geelong name preliminary final team
Friday’s preliminary final sees Geelong play Brisbane Lions at the MCG.
# AFL
Mark O'Connor omitted as Geelong name team for qualifying final
Laois native Zach Tuohy starts for Geelong on Saturday.
# irish down under
Crunch time looms for the Irish in the AFL on and off the field
The AFL final series gets underway next week.
# Land down under
Kerry's O'Connor signs new contract with AFL side Geelong until 2024
The Dingle native has thrived since switching from Gaelic football to Aussie Rules.
# Aussie Rules
Irish duo help Geelong win top of the table AFL clash against champions Melbourne
Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor saw the Cats move top of the table.
# Mark O'Connor
'Five years is crazy to think about' - life in the AFL, following Kerry and home roots in Dingle
Mark O’Connor on a new season with Geelong, his old Kerry team-mates and connection to his home town.
All time
# End of the road
Disappointment for Irish as Geelong fall to Melbourne in AFL preliminary final
Zach Tuohy, Mark O’Connor and Stefan Okunbar’s Cats were left licking their wounds after a heavy defeat.
# AFL
Mark O'Connor a big concern for Geelong while Swans and Essendon eliminated
The first week of the AFL finals is at an end as six teams remain in the hunt for the 2021 Premiership.
# Men At Work
Keane facing one-match ban in AFL while O'Connor out injured and Nash set for start
Contrasting fortunes for the Irish players in the AFL this weekend.
# Irish Eyes
9 AFL clubs featuring Irish players to keep an eye out for in 2021
Another new campaign swings around and there’s plenty Irish interest.
# making his mark
AFL star would have been available to play if Kerry had reached Munster final
Geelong’s Mark O’Connor had received permission to play but was in quarantine when Kerry lost to Cork.
# Grand Final
Disappointment for Geelong's Irish duo as Richmond win third AFL Premiership in four years
Richmond were impressive winners over Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor’s Cats in an absorbing contest.
# Trading Places
The Irishmen who will appear on Australia's biggest sporting stage
Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor never played Australian Rules football until their late teens but tomorrow they will become just the fourth and fifth Irishmen to play in the Grand Final.
# AFL Stars
'To leave at a young age to go to the opposite side of the world and succeed, it takes a special person'
Former coaches on the rise of the two Irish stars chasing Australian Rules glory on Saturday.
# Mark O'Connor
'It's definitely always been in my head' - from Kerry roots to chasing glory in AFL Grand Final
Mark O’Connor on the Irish interest in next Saturday’s AFL Grand Final with his club Geelong after a strange and dramatic season.
# Aussie Rules
Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy celebrate as they reach AFL Grand Final with Geelong
Geelong defeated Brisbane Lions in the second AFL preliminary final today.
# Playing their part
Tuohy and O'Connor help to keep Geelong in contention for AFL glory
After today’s win over Collingwood, a Grand Final place will be at stake in next week’s Brisbane Lions clash.
# Men At Work
Tuohy and O'Connor are the key Irish figures as 2020 AFL finals begin tomorrow
The Laois and Kerry duo will be in action for Geelong against Port Adelaide in the first qualifying final.
# Irish Abroad
O'Connor and Tuohy shine as Geelong roar back from 36 points down
The win kept the Cats at the top of the standings and in fine form for another tilt at the title.
# unlaoised
Tuohy celebrates AFL appearance milestone with big win for Geelong over league leaders
Tuohy and Irish team-mate Mark O’Connor were part of a success that saw Geelong have 60 points to spare over Port Adelaide.
# Men At Work
Good result for Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy as Geelong jump to third in AFL
The Kerry and Laois natives featured in Geelong’s 59-point win over St Kilda.
# winning ways
O'Connor and Tuohy enjoy 61-point victory with Geelong as AFL action resumes
The Kerry and Laois players saw their team cruise past Hawthorn in today’s Round 2 clash.
# Back in action
Aussie Rules teams take a knee as virus-hit season resumes with Irish players set to feature this weekend
Richmond and Collingwood played out a 36-36 draw this morning at the MCG.
# looking ahead
AFL chief insists all 18 clubs will survive as Covid-19 causes financial crisis
Several Irish players have been impacted by the massive pay cuts.
# Aussie Rules
Kerry's Mark O'Connor: 'It's still a bit of a shock to the system but it was always going to happen'
Kerry’s Mark O’Connor on the AFL season being shut down after Saturday’s game with Geelong.
# Called Off
'Most serious threat in 100 years' - AFL postpone season and AFLW competition cancelled
The round one games today will be the last for a while in Aussie Rules.
# Men At Work
2020 AFL season begins at empty MCG with 4 Irish players to feature this weekend
Richmond beat Carlton as this year’s campaign began in a strange atmosphere at the MCG.
# Men At Work
Tuohy and O'Connor help Geelong get back on track with win in 2019 AFL finals
Geelong defeated West Coast Eagles this morning with the Irish duo in action.
# Irish Abroad
Tuohy kicks superb goal but Geelong fall short to Collingwood in AFL finals
Laois native Zach Tuohy and Kerry’s Mark O’Connor were on the losing side.
# Men At Work
Kerry, Tyrone and Laois players fly the Irish flag in 2019 AFL finals
Big couple of days for Conor McKenna, Mark O’Connor and Zach Tuohy.
# Pen to Paper
New contract for Kerry native as he signs up with AFL club Geelong until end of 2022 season
Mark O’Connor has made a bright start to the 2019 season with Geelong.
# Life Down Under
'I made my choice and I try not to let the what ifs creep in' - from Kerry roots to shining with Geelong
Mark O’Connor’s AFL career is taking flight with a superb start to the 2019 season with Geelong.
# Land down under
Tipperary's O'Riordan recalled by Sydney Swans while Hanley and Tuohy return to starting sides in AFL
Irish players are back in the frame for this weekend’s AFL games.
# AFL
Kerry's Mark O'Connor kicks first AFL goal as Geelong take control over Melbourne
He’s up and running.
# making his mark
Kerry's O'Connor helps Geelong make winning start to 2019 AFL season against last year's finalists
Geelong defeated Collingwood earlier this morning at the MCG.
# Watching On
AFL club state they cannot permit Kerry's O'Connor to play club GAA games as 'it's a breach to his contract'
Geelong’s Mark O’Connor featured for his club Dingle in a game last month.