Hanley extends Oz adventure

19 August 2013

Pearce Hanley celebrates for Brisbane Lions
Mayo's Pearce Hanley has penned a five year deal with the Brisbane Lions.

The news will be welcome by Brisbane fans after a tumultuous week that saw them part company with club legend Michael Voss as coach.

The Irish import is favourite for Brisbane's best-and-fairest award.

The club has yet to formally announce the deal but the 24 year old confirmed to the The Courier Mail: "It was just a matter of getting the right contract.

"There was no rush, I wasn't going anywhere.

"It's just a coincidence that I'm signing this week after all that has happened at the club with Vossy.

"I love the club. We are a tight playing group, a really united playing group.

"I'm delighted that I'm staying."

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