Local legend seals another league medal

Ryan O'Sullivan, pictured playing for Tooleybuc Manangatang last season, won this year's Feeny Medal in a landslide. Picture: PAMELA BLACKMAN

Ryan O'Sullivan, pictured playing for Tooleybuc Manangatang last season, won this year's Feeny Medal in a landslide. Picture: PAMELA BLACKMAN

FOUR-time Jack Betts medallist Ryan O’Sullivan has added another honour to his esteemed football career, winning the 2017 Feeny Medal.

O’Sullivan received the medal, awarded to the North Central Football League’s best and fairest, last week with daylight between himself and fellow contenders.

He won the award with an eyewatering tally of 33 votes, 12 clear of his closest rival, and polled in 13 of his 16 games this season with Sea Lake-Nandaly.

He fell only one vote short Alec Denney’s record of 34 votes from 1952. It’s the latest honour for O’Sullivan, who had a lengthy and successful career in the Central Murray with Swan Hill and then Tooleybuc Manangatang, winning the 2007 premiership with the Saints.

During his time in the Central Murray, he won the league best and fairest on four occasions in 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2014.

He plied his trade from 2004 up until last season with Tooleybuc Manangatang, along with 20 games in the SANFL with West Adelaide in 2006, before seamlessly transferring into the North Central League this season.

Receiving the league’s highest honour caps a stellar season for O’Sullivan who will run out in a preliminary final for the Tigers against Wycheproof-Narraport this weekend.

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