Sunday 26 February 2017

Benny Coulter agrees to come out of retirement and return to Down football Newsdesk Newsdesk

Brendan Coulter
Brendan Coulter

Down football have received a major boost with new manager Eamonn Burns confirming that Benny Coulter is set for a shock inter-county return.

The 33-year-old retired at the end of the 2014 season and didn't play in 2015 but Burns told the Irish News that the 2010 All-Star would be returning to the fold with the Mourne men.

“I was speaking to Benny and he’s started a wee bit of prep work on his own, so hopefully we’ll see him before Christmas, all being well,” said Burns.

Doubts remain over the future of Conor Laverty with Burns unable to confirm or deny whether the Kilcoo attacker was about to hang up his boots.

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