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G’Day Callum

Thursday, 5 July 2018

DERRY talents Callum Brown and Anton Tohill will pack their bags for Australia and potential careers in the Australian Football League at the end of their county's All-Ireland U20 campaign.
The talented Oak Leaf duo have been earmarked as Aussie Rules stars of the future and it is understood that Swatragh clubman Tohill will be monitored by scouts from a number of clubs at a training camp 'Down Under' while Limavady Wolfhounds midfielder Brown has already been offered a deal by Queensland outfit Gold Coast.
Should Tohill decide that his future lies in the AFL he will follow in the footsteps of his All-Ireland winning dad Anthony who had a spell with the Melbourne Demons in the early 1990s before returning home to concentrate on GAA.
Tohill was on the bench in Clones last Sunday while Brown - also a talented soccer player who was on the books of Linfield - was a key figure in Derry's win over Armagh in the Ulster U20 Championship final.
Derry are now looking ahead to an All-Ireland semi-final against Connacht champions Mayo on July 14/15 and manager Mickey Donnelly says Tohill and Brown will be available for that game and the final should Derry get there.
“It's no secret that the lads have both been involved in AFL trials," said Donnelly.

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