Caolan Mooney

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Caolan Mooney
Personal information
Full name Caolan Mooney
Date of birth (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 24)
Original team(s) County Down
Draft 81st, 2012 Rookie Draft, Collingwood
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2012–2014 Collingwood 6 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2014.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Caolan Mooney (born 25 January 1993) is a Gaelic and Australian rules footballer from County Down, Northern Ireland.

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.


  • 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]

At the end of the 2014 season, Mooney quit Collingwood[7] and might return to play Gaelic Football with County Down.[8][9][10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Down minor Caolan Mooney on trial with Collingwood". BBC Sport. 29 June 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Conchir, Daragh (10 August 2010). "Down minor star Mooney signs rookie deal with Collingwood". The Irish Independent. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Edmund, Sam (17 November 2011). "Irish teen Caolan Mooney's athleticism, speed stun Pies". Herald Sun. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "The 2011 Pre-season draft". The Age. 13 December 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Blake, Martin (29 June 2012). "Rookie decision: Magpies back Irish youngster". The Age. Melbourne. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Landsberger, Sam (28 June 2012). "Caolan Mooney could play for Collingwood". Herald Sun. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  7. ^ Rielly, Stephen (4 September 2014). "Pies delist three". Collingwood Football Club. BigPond. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Caolan Mooney to leave Collingwood to return to Down squad". BBC Sport. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  9. ^ McCoy, Niall (4 September 2014). "Mooney: I'm back to play the sport I love". Gaelic Life. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Marty Clarke and Caolan Mooney return to Ireland, Peter Yagmoor's delisted". Triple M. 4 September 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 

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