FORMER Waterford star John Mullane has reiterated that he will not be making an inter-county comeback, despite his former manager Davy Fitzgerald's midweek prediction that the former All Star will return.
Mullane called time on his Deise career in January and has insisted that there will be no going back. The 32-year-old also revealed that he was in touch with Fitzgerald during the week to mend bridges after the pair fell out following last year's Munster championship clash between Waterford and Clare.
Five-time All Star Mullane (right) was pumped up after Waterford's two-point win and celebrated just yards from where Clare boss Fitzgerald was standing at full-time.
Mullane revealed: "There was a bit of effort made by both of us this week to bring an end to what happened last year. As far as I'm concerned, that's the end of it now.
"I was very honoured by Davy's comments during the week, but I won't be coming back. People in Waterford might be wondering about the timing of his comments, but he did say some lovely words about me.
"I'm not for turning. How many more times do I have to say it? I have a summer holiday booked."
On Sunday, Mullane will be in the stands when Clare and Waterford clash in Division 1A of the National Hurling League in Ennis. Mullane's De La Salle will play Fitzgerald's home club Sixmilebridge in a challenge game tomorrow and the Waterford champions are planning an overnight stay before taking in Sunday's Cusack Park tussle.
"I'm looking forward to going away for a night with my mates. That's the type of thing that I wouldn't normally be able to do at this time of year," said Mullane.
"An overnight stay is something nice. We're going off playing a club game on Saturday and we'll have a few beers on Saturday night. I'm really looking forward to it and I'd like to wish Waterford the very best of luck against Clare on Sunday.
"It's an important game to start the league campaign with."