Irishman Caolan Mooney made his AFL debut against Fremantle on Saturday, acquitting himself well in his maiden outing for Collingwood.
The 19-year-old Irishman received a warm welcome from the MCG crowd when he came on as a substitute after six minutes in the final term, replacing Travis Cloke.
The former Down GAA man earned his call-up at the expense of fellow Irishman Marty Clarke, who has suffered a dip in form.
Mooney had kicked five goals for Collingwood’s VFL team last week, but had only played 12 games prior to being named as an interchange before Saturday’s game.
It was a composed performance by the Irish teenager, who has drawn praise from his teammates for his athletic abilities.
Harry O’Brien has been particularly impressed by the Irishman’s pace.
On the field, Fremantle’s Nick Lower bumped him over the boundary line after 15 minutes.
But Mooney recovered well, setting up goals for Chris Dawes and Dale Thomas.