as you may see above, I noted his "flying it" about a month ago. Says a lot that he has made an impact this year with the suspended Essendon players coming back and he didnt make it last year when they were absent. Unlikely he will return soon alright, had expected this to be his last year to get into the side and make or break, but looks like he has made it and cemented his spot.
As for others, Tuohy is having a great season after moving to Geelong. Highly regarded and noted by many as the best or at least one of the best transfers of the off season. Hanley has had a slower start to his move to Gold Coast. His brother dying and him missing a few weeks and then being injured has meant he hasnt had much of an impact so far. Still a top ten player for them but probably has the ability to be one of their star players. His brother at Brisbane seems to be improving in the reserve team.
Ciaran Sheehan and Ciaran Byrne are both still at Carlton overcoming longterm injuries. Sheehan played his first game in ages last week but dont think he went too well. Seems like Byrne is back ready to go too and pushing for a starting spot.
Mark O Connor was catapulted into the first team very quickly. He played a couple of games and then went back to the second team. He showed promise, so I'd reckon he'll get another crack at it soon enough.
There are also a couple of young lads at St Kilda, Ray Connelan and Darragh Joyce who are still going through their rookie season. Conor Nash and Conor Glass are both rookies at Hawthorn. Colin O Riordan is another rookie at Sydney. As far as I know, all are playing in the second teams of the clubs.
Paddy Brophy quit during the season and left West Coast. Was going no where really, was doing well with the reserves but never really looked like he would break through to the first team.