Moore leads trio of Magpies re-signings

Collingwood have re-signed gun defender Darcy Moore, winger Josh Daicos and Irishman Mark Keane until the end of the 2022 AFL season.

DARCY MOORE of the Magpies takes the ball during the JLT Community Series match between the Collingwood Magpies and Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
DARCY MOORE of the Magpies takes the ball during the JLT Community Series match between the Collingwood Magpies and Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. Picture: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

All-Australian defender Darcy Moore has re-signed with Collingwood for another two AFL seasons.

Key back Moore, talented young winger Josh Daicos and Irish defender Mark Keane have all committed to the Magpies until the end of the 2022 season.

Moore, 24, enjoyed an injury-free year to mark his best season at Collingwood, playing all but one game to become one of the league's premier defenders.

As a result, he snared a maiden All-Australian spot and finished fourth in the club's best and fairest.

Meanwhile, fellow father-son selection Daicos, 21, had a breakout season, averaging 17.3 disposals while also booting 10 goals in 18 games - more matches than he'd played in his first three seasons combined.

Key defender Keane, 20, made his AFL debut against Fremantle in round nine.

"Clearly, given the ages of all three players, there is significant upside," Magpies list manager Ned Guy said.

"Even for someone like Darcy, who is now and All-Australian, his peak years are ahead and with Josh and Mark they have so much scope to develop.

"We expect all of them to be important to Collingwood for many years to come."

The Magpies still have some work to do on the re-signing front, with out-of-contract goal kickers Jordan De Goey and Brody Mihocek yet to commit.

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said money was a key factor in negotiations with De Goey - who is currently without a professional manager and has been assisted in contract negotiations by his father.

"Elements of people on (De Goey's) side would like to see him remunerated as well as he possibly could and we want him to be rewarded appropriately as well," Buckley said after their 68-point semi-final loss to the Geelong.

Former mature-age draftee Mihocek, 27, has booted 90 goals in 58 games since debuting in 2018.

He led the Magpies' goal-kicking tally for the past two seasons and will be looking to capitalise on his form with a long-term contract.