Former Cork underage star Mark Keane signs new deal to stay in Australia

Former Cork underage star Mark Keane signs new deal to stay in Australia

Mark Keane in action on his Collingwood debut back in August. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

FORMER Cork underage footballer Mark Keane has signed a new two-year deal to stay in Australia.

Keane has already spent the past two seasons with Collingwood and made his senior debut this summer. He didn't get any more opportunities but has the height and athleticism to thrive in Aussie Rules.

The Mitchelstown native only turns 21 next March and is regarded as a serious prospect in the AFL, and naturally he'll be eager to get more minutes next year.

Keane was an impressive Cork minor and in his one year with the county's U20s, kicked two points against Kerry in Tralee from midfield. 

A number of his team-mates from that provincial final are currently involved with Ronan McCarthy's senior squad, including Mark Cronin, Colm O'Callaghan, Tadhg Corkery, Liam O'Donovan, Damien Gore and Kevin O'Donovan.

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