Darragh Joyce has joined the Brisbane Lions after being delisted by St Kilda last August.
The 2014 Kilkenny All-Ireland MHC-winning captain has signed a one-year rookie deal after making 13 senior appearances in six years with St Kilda. Joyce is the second Irish player to join the Lions after Tyrone All-Ireland SFC winner Conor McKenna recently decided to return to the AFL. Former Tipperary dual star Orla O’Dwyer is a star of Brisbane’s AFLW team.
“We’re really pleased to have Darragh on board to help bolster our defence,” Brisbane Lions General Manager Danny Daly said.
“We’ve been watching his journey over the past few years, and we feel confident he can play a role in our team.
“We see Darragh as a great fit for our club given his toughness around the contest, and he comes to us with some valuable experience from having been in the AFL system over the past six years.”
Another Irishman calls the den home 🇮🇪— Brisbane Lions (@brisbanelions) January 23, 2023
Welcome to the Club Darragh 🦁