Promising Mayo defender Oisin Mullin is one of a quartet of GAA players firmly in the sights of AFL clubs after they were called up for a two-week trial in Australia next month.
ullin will be joined by another Mayo prospect, Frank Irwin, son of former goalkeeper Gabriel, while Fermanagh and Clare defenders Ultan Kelm and Cillian Rouine will also travel down under.
All four were part of the AFL Europe combine held in Dublin last December.
Mullin's results from that combine in the 20-metre sprint (2.86 seconds) and agility (8.06 seconds) made him one of the strongest overall candidates for watching AFL clubs. Kerry's Deividas Uosis topped the spring category and has already been signed by Brisbane Lions on a two-year international rookie contract.
Mullin has made a strong mark with Mayo in this year's league campaign while Irwin was a star in last year's Mayo minor team that reached the All-Ireland semi-final.
As part of their two-week trip to Australia they will visit a number of clubs, among them Geelong, Richmond and Essendon, and will undergo testing and training.
The AFL invite down a number of prospective Irish recruits every April. Last year Ross McQuillan (Armagh) and Luke Towey (Sligo) were among a travelling quartet and have since signed with Essendon and Gold Coast Suns respectively.