A promising young Gaelic footballer, Irishman Mark Keane took up the challenge of AFL after he caught the eye of recruiters during a Gaelic football game in 2017.
Keane grew up in Ireland and played Gaelic football before making a code switch to AFL. Invited to the Draft Combine, Keane was subsequently picked up by Collingwood ahead of the 2018 season
A tall defender, it was Keane’s poise which initially stood out as he quickly learnt the game and showed an ability to read the play. Competitive and with a strong overhead mark, Keane cut his teeth in the VFL over his first years at Collingwood, before earning his AFL debut in Round 9, 2020.