Colin O’Riordan

AFL - Sydney Swans


Date of Birth



Tipperary, Ireland


Tipperary (Gaelic Football) / Sydney Swans


Colin O’Riordan was drafted during the 2015 International Draft by the Sydney Swans. Originating from Ireland as a Gaelic Football player for Tipperary, O’Riordan quickly transitioned into AFL and, after some time developing in the NEAFL, made his debut in 2018.

Tall and athletic, O’Riordan was tried in a variety of positions on the ground before he found his home in defence. With his work-rate, fitness, and ability to break lines, O’Riordan strung together 12 games in 2019 to show he was comfortable playing at the highest level.

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