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O’Connor puts pen to paper

April 15, 2024 12:45 pm in by
Geelong defender Mark O'Connor has re-signed for another two years. (Jason Borys/Pixled Sports Media)

Mark O’Connor will extend his time at Geelong to at least a decade after signing a two-year contract extension.

The Cats have confirmed a new deal for the Irishman, keeping the unrestricted free agent at the club until the end of 2026.

From County Kerry, the 27-year-old has played 114 games since debuting in Round 8, 2017.

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He kicked just his eighth career goal in Geelong’s 75-point win over North Melbourne yesterday (Sunday).

 “We have great respect for what Mark has achieved in his career so far; he has become a reliable and versatile player for us, and look forward to seeing him continue to wear the Hoops,” Cats football boss Andrew Mackie said.

O’Connor becomes the latest in a wave of re-signings by Geelong, including fellow Irishman Oisin Mullin, defender Zach Guthrie and young gun Jhye Clark.

19 Cats, including captain Patrick Dangerfield, fellow veterans Tom Hawkins, Zach Tuohy, Rhys Stanley, Mitch Duncan, Gary Rohan and Jed Bews, are without a deal for next year.

Speedster Max Holmes and small forward Tyson Stengle have yet to put pen to paper.

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