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Elite Athletes Colm Begley

Name: Colm Begley

Studying: Bachelor of Business

The remaining half of the Lions' Irish recruiting "experiment", Begley has previous experience playing in Australian after touring with an Ireland under-age side. Made a meteoric rise to senior ranks when he debuted against Melbourne in Round 2 of the 2006 NAB Cup against Melbourne - getting there even faster than his illustrious Irish predecessors Jim Stynes and Tadhg Kennelly. Seems likely to develop into a tall running defender or a mobile half-forward and his skills with the unfamiliar oval-shaped ball are progressing rapidly. Hails from Stradbally in County Laios (pronounced Leesh)