Irish born O’Connor comes from a Gaelic football background, impressing with County Kerry to find his way onto the AFL radar. After attending the International Combine, O’Connor showed his athletic traits, running a 9.56 3km Time Trial at the 2016 NAB AFL Draft Combine. The 189 centimetre prospect was sought after, with three AFL clubs chasing his signature. Geelong prevailed and signed O’Connor as a Category B Rookie. He will bring all his skills from Gaelic football to Geelong’s VFL program and look to develop from there in 2017.