Ulster duo set to travel for AFL combine

TWO talented young Ulster footballers are  set to travel to Australia later this month to participate in an AFL combine.

Odhran Murdock (Tyrone) and Eoin McElholm (Tyrone)  been involved in ongoing trials in Ireland alongside Cork’s Conor Corbett, Galway’s James McLoughlin and Down’s Odhran Murdock, according to earlier reports from the Irish Independent.

The quartet are viewed as potential AFL recruits and are expected to visit a number of AFL clubs in their two-week trip to Australia.

McElholm captained Tyrone Minors to last year’s Ulster Minor Championship and also wore the captain’s armband for Omagh CBS’ run to MacRory Cup and Hogan Cup glory earlier in the season. He’s a highly promising forward and scored 2-5 in Omagh CBS’ Hogan Cup final win over Summerhill College, Sligo in the Hogan Cup final.

Odhran Murdock, meanwhile, is a gifted up and coming midfielder for Down. The Burren youngster was a key figure in Down’s Ulster U-20 championship winning team and is already earning plaudits for his performances at senior intercounty level.

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