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McKeever signs for Brisbane Lions

Niall McKeever
Niall McKeever started his first Championship game against Donegal

Antrim footballer Niall McKeever has signed a professional contract with AFL outfit Brisbane Lions and will fly to Australia in November.

The 20-year-old was offered a contract last month after impressing in two trials and put pen to paper in his Portglenone home this week.

McKeever has joined the Lions on a two-year international rookie contract.

The Saffrons midfielder is expected to play an important role in this Saturday's Ulster SFC game with Cavan.

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