Wednesday 28 September 2016

Clare's Davy O'Halloran joins the county's football panel after controversial hurling exit

Published 15/04/2015 | 11:17

Davy O’Halloran
Davy O’Halloran

Davy O'Halloran has changed codes after it was confirmed that he was joining the Clare football panel.

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Manager Colm Collins, father of former Clare hurler Podge,  revealed to the Irish Examiner that the Eire Óg man recently linked up with the squad.

"We took a week off after the league and he's in with us this week. He's an excellent footballer."

It came to light last month that O’Halloran and O’Connell left the Clare squad after refusing to accept punishment handed down for an alleged breach of discipline.

O'Halloran went on to claim double standards had been applied after a senior player avoided punishment for a similar offence.

O’Halloran was man-of-the-match in the 2013 All-Ireland U21 final and O’Connell had been a member of the senior squad since 2010.

The Irish Independent confirmed yesterday that Nicky O'Connell welcomed back after a recovery session at The Inn in Dromoland and subsequently apologised to the squad after team manager Davy Fitzgerald made it clear that he had no objection to O'Connell's return.

He returned to full training last night.

O'Halloran will team up with familiar faces when he begins life with the footballers,  brothers Podge and Sean Collins and Cathal McInerney who were in both county set-ups last year.

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