Thursday 25 May 2017

All Star Colm Galvin returns from the US to give Davy Fitzgerald's Clare major boost

Colm Galvin has become a landmark figure among the most talented young generation of players Clare have ever produced. Photo: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Colm Galvin has become a landmark figure among the most talented young generation of players Clare have ever produced. Photo: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Clare's bid to regain their All-Ireland title have been dealt a massive boost with the news that Colm Galvin has cut short his stay to the US to return to the Banner ranks.

The Clare People are reporting that Galvin has returned home after a two-month stay in Boston.

The 2013 All-Ireland winner and All Star is now in the running to feature for Fitzgerald's charges in their All-Ireland qualifier against Offaly at Cusack Park in Ennis on July 4.

The three-time All-Ireland under-21 winner left for Boston in April but has returned to aid his county's bid for Liam McCarthy.

“Ahead of his departure to the US, the management team assured Colm that the door would remain open for his return to the squad should he decide to come home over the course of the summer,” Davy Fitzgerald said in a statement.

“During the past couple of weeks Colm expressed his desire to return and through regular communication with his father Kevin, we were only too delighted to invite him to rejoin the squad.

“Colm is an exceptionally talented hurler and had been a key figure in the Clare side up to his departure following the National League in April. He will resume training with the rest of the panel this week.

“Pending match fitness, I expect that Colm will be part of the match day panel in next week’s Qualifier tie. In the meantime, the management and players are delighted to welcome him back into the fold.”

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