Oisin Mullin to make his return to the Mayo starting line up against Dublin this weekend 11 months ago

Oisin Mullin to make his return to the Mayo starting line up against Dublin this weekend

A sight Mayo fans will be happy to see.

It's been a whirlwind of emotions for Mayo fans as Oisin Mullin had given them hope, only to take it away, and then restore it, all in a few months.

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The two time Young Player of the Year had announced that he would be making the move to the Australian Football League, on a professional contract with the Geelong Cats.

However, at the turn of the year, the bombing corner back said that although "going to Australia to play professionally was a really interesting opportunity and it was something I wanted to research and consider in detail" he had decided to stay in Ireland.

Now, with the National League about to play its third weekend of football, James Horan looks set to give his young defender his first start of the season.

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Mullin is one of seven changes that defeated Monaghan a couple of weeks ago, and they will need all of the firepower they can get as they take on the longtime kings of the sport, Dublin.

Although the capital have gotten off to a rocky start, losing to Armagh and Kildare in their opening games, the Dubs will be more up for this game than most.

This will be the first time the two teams have faced each other since Mayo ended their seven year unbeaten streak in the championship last summer.

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The Connacht champions were the first side to finally topple the giants, and although they still didn't win the All-Ireland that year, it is them that Dublin will want to seek revenge on.

Mayo

1. Rob Hennelly (Breaffy)

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2. Lee Keegan (Westport), 3. Rory Brickenden (Westport), 4. Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber)

5. Oisin Mullin (Kilmaine), 6. Stephen Coen (Hollymount-Carramore – captain), 7. Donnacha McHugh (Castlebar Mitchels)

8. Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), 9. Jordan Flynn (Crossmolina)

10. Bryan Walsh (Ballintubber), 11. Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber), 12. Jack Carney (Kilmeena)

13. Paul Towey (Charlestown), 14. Ryan O’Donoghue (Belmullet), 15. Aiden Orme (Knockmore)

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16. Rory Byrne (Castlebar Mitchels)

17. Sam Callinan (Ballina Stephenites)

18. Padraig O’Hora (Ballina Stephenites)

19. Eoghan McLaughlin (Westport)

20. Enda Hession (Garrymore)

21. Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy)

22. Conor O’Shea (Breaffy)

23. Fergal Boland (Aghamore)

24. Conor Loftus (Crossmolina)

25. Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore)

26. Fionn McDonagh (Westport)