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Geelong Cats’ Mark O’Connor returns to Ireland to help local Gaelic side Dingle win quarter-final

Geelong defender Mark O’Connor returned to his home country of Ireland to help his local Gaelic side Dingle progress in the Kerry Senior Football County Championship, just 14 days after winning the AFL premiership.

The Cats player helped Dingle secure a 10-point win over Dr. Crokes in the quarter-final on Saturday night to advance to the semi-finals.

A slew of Geelong teammates were there to cheer him on from the stands, including Zach Guthrie, Mark Blicavs and Jack Henry.

Brisbane Lions rookie Deividas Uosis also made his way back to Kerry to play, with Dingle manager Padraig Corcoran telling Irish reporters earlier in the week that there would need to be some patience integrating the AFL returnees.

“I suppose the level of expectation, particularly with Mark, is huge. I think we need to remember that, number one, he is coming from playing a full season in the AFL, and then number…

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