New Lorne football coach Jack Hollmer has put to bed rumours that a trio of former Geelong AFL players were set to join the Colac district league club this season.
The rumour mill had been running hot about former Cats premiership players like Tom Lonergan, Corey Enright and Andrew Mackie joining the Dolphins in 2019.
But Hollmer, who is Geelong’s VFL games record holder, said this week that there was no truth to the rumours.
“I had heard the rumours, someone said something to me about it pre-Christmas,” he said.
“I’m good mates with Tom Lonergan just through playing footy with him, and someone had asked if he was coming down.”
Enright, Lonergan and Mackie combined for 821 AFL games between 2001 and 2017 when Lonergan and Mackie retired – Enright had retired a year earlier.
All three played more than 200 games for the Cats, and featured in at least one of the club’s premierships in 2007, ‘09 and ‘11.
Lonergan has taken on a talent manager role with TAC Cup club Calder Canons, while Enright is now a development coach with the Cats.
See today’s Colac Herald for more.