Wednesday 13 December 2017

Coghlan exits Vincent's

Cliona Foley

Cliona Foley

TIPPERARY senior footballer Hugh Coghlan is about to reverse the recent trend of Laois clubs losing players to Dublin outfits.

Coghlan is transferring from northside Dublin stronghold St Vincent's to reigning Laois senior champions Portlaoise, though his transfer is not expected to be completed in time for the club's county SFC quarter-final against Portarlington tomorrow night.

Coghlan has been one of the stars of Tipperary's burgeoning team in recent seasons and he lined out for the Premier County when they pipped Laois in the first round of the All-Ireland qualifiers last summer.

Originally from the Moyne-Templetuohy club, he works as a garda and has recently moved to live in Portlaoise.

Coghlan played a starring role at midfield on the St Vincent's team that won Dublin and Leinster titles in 2007 and added the All-Ireland club crown the following March.

But his change of club affiliation will have no effect on his inter-county allegiance and he will continue to line out for his native Tipperary.

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