Armagh midfielder Kieran Toner could miss the entire 2012 season after deciding to move to Australia.
The 23-year-old Granemore clubman will make the trip to Melbourne next Wednesday, with no confirmed date for a return home.
Toner, a joiner, has cited lack of work and a desire to travel as the reasons for the move Down Under.
"I haven't really decided if I'll be back for the Championship - it's a possibility," he told the Irish News.
He added: "I've no date set on coming home. I'm just going to see how I get on.
"Hopefully I will come back. It depends on how I get on out there and how I'm liking it."