Lucey looks set to stay on into '17
Friday, November 25 2016 @ 01:29 pm ACDT
Contributed by: Troy Thompson
Geelong's delisted International rookie Padraig Lucey looks like staying in Australia into next year whatever happens. He could be taken by another AFL club or even relisted by the Cats. But even if that doesn't happen, Geelong's VFL coach Shane O'Bree expects he will stay.
In the Geelong Advertiser O'Bree said “As far as I know he’s loved his time in Australia, and especially Geelong, and he’s pretty keen to continue his AFL career...and if it’s not at AFL level it will be at the highest possible level, which is VFL.”
An extra incentive to stay might be the prospect of another crack at the International Cup which will be held in Melbourne next year. The big fella was a handful up forward and handy in the ruck for the Irish Warriors in 2014 with little footy experience. He was also named in the World Team of the tournament at CHF. This time around he would be looking to go one better with his team after they went down to PNG in the Grand Final at the MCG.
And with two seasons of VFL footy under his belt might be hard to stop for any international full backs.