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Hawkins gets a second chance

FORMER Bohemians, Shelbourne and St Pat's defender Colin Hawkins has been offered another chance to prove himself at League One side Brighton.

The Galway native played just one game all season for Brighton due to an Achilles injury. He's now out of contract and feared he would be axed. But Seagulls boss Gus Poyet has offered a number of Brighton players, including Hawkins, the opportunity to report back for pre-season training in the summer to try and earn a new deal.