Caolan Mooney

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Caolan Mooney
Personal information
Full name Caolan Mooney
Date of birth (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 21)
Original team County Down
Draft 81st, 2012 Rookie Draft, Collingwood
Height/Weight 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) / 84 kg (185 lb)
Club information
Current club Collingwood
Number 48
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2012– Collingwood 6 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2013 season.

Caolan Mooney (born 25 January 1993) is a Gaelic and Australian rules footballer from County Down, Northern Ireland, currently playing for Collingwood in the Australian Football League.

Gaelic football career[edit]

Caolan Mooney played for Rostrevor in County Down and attended St Mark's High School, Warrenpoint where he won a Down Under 14 championship. He then moved to St Colman's College, Newry to complete his A levels. He won the MacRory Cup and Hogan Cup double in 2010[1] and 2011. Mooney was part of the Down Minor team from 2009-2011 .In 2011 he was named the captain of the team. Later that year Mooney was called up to the Down Senior panel, starting in one and coming on in three games, scoring 1-1.

Honours[edit]

  • MacRory Cup (2) 2010 2011
  • Hogan Cup (2) 2010 2011
  • Down Minor Football League (1) 2011
  • Down Reserve Football Championship (1) 2010
  • Ulster Colleges All Star (1) 2010

AFL career[edit]

In mid-2010, he travelled to Australia to trial with Collingwood. He signed an International rookie contract with Collingwood in August 2010, but returned to Ireland to complete his schooling.[2]

He returned to Melbourne in November 2011 and impressed with his speed.[3] He was officially added to Collingwood's rookie list at the 2012 Rookie Draft in December 2011.[4]

In June 2012, he was elevated from the rookie list and made his AFL debut against Fremantle at the MCG,[5] after kicking five goals the previous week for Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Down minor Caolan Mooney on trial with Collingwood
  2. ^ Conchir, Daragh (10 August 2010). "Down minor star Mooney signs rookie deal with Collingwood". Irish Independent. 
  3. ^ Edmund, Sam (17 November 2011). "Irish teen Caolan Mooney's athleticism, speed stun Pies". Herald Sun. 
  4. ^ The 2011 Pre-season draft (13 December 2011)
  5. ^ Blake, Martin (29 June 2012). "Rookie decision: Magpies back Irish youngster". The Age (Melbourne). 
  6. ^ Landsberger, Sam (28 June 2012). "Caolan Mooney could play for Collingwood". Herald Sun. 

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