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Geelong Cats celebrate their 2022 AFL Grand Final triumph over the Sydney Swans in wild scenes

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Geelong star Jeremy Cameron has led the party following the club’s 81-point grand final in Sydney; with his winner’s medal last seen around the neck of one of his cows.

Such was the dominance of the Cats in their 81-point victory, commentators already noting that it was “party time” during the third quarter; and it looks like this went on until at least 4.20am for some players.

Cameron, who lives on a farm just outside Geelong, shared his wild partying with his more than 57,000 Instagram followers, with the partying going on until at least 4:30am.

No doubt the lad from the small rural town of Dartmouth in northeastern Victoria will submit his nomination for ‘Best on Ground’ during the off-field celebrations.

After the side handed out the cup to fans outside the MCG and held an official club function, Cameron continued to party on his farm with some merry friends.

In a barn on his farm that has been converted into a bar, Cameron posted a video of him and four friends, including former Cats ruckman Dawson Simpson, raising a glass of beer.

He filmed one of his friends pouring a beer from a tap installed in the converted barn and saying, “Maybe too late tomorrow.” The video has a timestamp at 4.18pm.

From there it got even wilder.

The following video on Cameron’s Instagram story hilariously showed him chasing a small herd of calves, admitting that “we’ve done something stupid here.”

One of Cameron's calves can be seen with a blue ribbon around his neck

Jeremy Cameron gave his grand finale winner’s medal to one of his heifer calves

The star points fully forward to one of the calves, which wears its large final winner around its neck.

“Can I have my medal back?” Cameron asks the oblivious cow, before suggesting that he can continue to carry it overnight.

“Let him have it for the night, go out, enjoy it, it’s for all of us.”

No doubt Cameron, and many of his Cats team-mates, will have aching heads this morning after winning the Premiership.

Despite a long night of partying, Jeremy Cameron posted a photo of him sitting next to a fire pit just after 7am, appearing to be holding a glass of beer.

Despite a long night of partying, Jeremy Cameron posted a photo of him sitting next to a fire pit just after 7am, appearing to be holding a glass of beer.

That didn’t stop the tireless star, who scored two goals in the Cats win: He was already at 7am and placed a shot that resembled him with a glass of beer in front of a Geelong-decorated fire pit.

Earlier in the evening, Cameron posted a few selfies as he enjoyed the club celebrations on the team bus and the official function.

He was also seen drinking from the Premiership trophy, in a video posted to teammate Brad Close’s Instagram.

Cameron and Patrick Dangerfield (left) wear their medals for the grand final winners

Cameron can be seen on the bus drinking from the Premiership cup after the game

Jeremy Cameron featured prominently in the Cats celebrations after the game

Irishman Zach Tuohy, who played in his 250th game and presided off the field, was also in the festive spirit.

He posted a video of AFL legend Eddie Betts, who is now an assistant coach with the Cats, wearing stylish sunglasses and calling it “GOAT stuff (the best of all time).”

Tuohy was also seen with fellow Irishman Mark O’Connor after the match, with the latter posting a photo of them together with the caption: Far from home, mon the town.’

Tuohy provides insight into the Cats celebrations

Eddie Betts wore stylish sunglasses to the party

Zach Tuohy shared photos of Cats assistant coach Eddie Betts enjoying the party

Irishmen Zac Tuohy (left) and Mark O'Connor (right) remarked how far from home they were after playing pivotal roles in the Cats 2022 Premiership

Irishmen Zac Tuohy (left) and Mark O’Connor (right) remarked how far from home they were after playing pivotal roles in the Cats 2022 Premiership

Despite the huge 81 point win, there was some heartbreak in the Geelong rooms.

20-year-old winger Max Holmes fell from the wing at the last minute after a hamstring injury in the preliminary final.

He reportedly passed a fitness test but couldn’t be sure he would last the biggest game of the year – so Geelong opted to bring in O’Connor instead.

Holmes was of all classes and showed leadership after his years as he stoically coped with the heartbreak; before taking to social media to thank the footy world and Cats fans for all their support.

Geelong winger Max Holmes (left), who had to leave the side at the last minute due to injury, thanked Cats fans for their support

Geelong winger Max Holmes (left), who had to leave the side at the last minute due to injury, thanked Cats fans for their support

After the final siren, the Cats lingered on the sacred MCG grass for a long time, understandably wanting the moment to last as long as possible.

Then they moved from the ‘G to Yarra Park, where a legion of fans waited for their beloved heroes.

On stage, the players posed with the trophy in a group photo before Joel Selwood and Norm Smith medalist Isaac Smith reached for the microphone to speak to their supporters.

Geelong Cats finally let their hair down after a six-month marathon that resulted in winning the AFL premiership

Geelong Cats finally let their hair down after a six-month marathon that resulted in winning the AFL premiership

Cameron praised the impact of the rabid Cats fans after the game and said they were the reason he played footy.

“I’ve been calling it all year but to get the buzz back, but it’s one of the reasons I love football so much,” he said.

“I hated not having a crowd. It sucks. To see everyone back in the G – Swans supporters… that’s huge and the family is even better.”

The team plans to present the cup to their fans this morning in Geelong, where the sore heads will disappear for a moment as the entire ‘Steel City’ chants their names.

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