Browne lift for Deise
WATERFORD hurlers received a massive boost last night when veteran defender Tony Browne returned to training with the squad.
The 36-year-old had been handed an extended break by team manager Davy Fitzgerald following last year's championship, but the Mount Sion clubman has now committed himself to the cause for a 19th season.
"We're delighted to have Tony back -- not too many guys of his age are capable of playing top-level hurling," Fitzgerald said.
Browne is unlikely to feature on the panel for Sunday's National League visit to Tipperary, but he could play on April 4 when Waterford welcome Offaly to Fraher Field.
With Michael 'Brick' Walsh on the comeback trail from a broken arm, Browne could be positioned at centre-back when he does return to action.
Fitzgerald has also indicated that Browne's clubmate Ken McGrath will return to training next week, which will give the manager a full-strength squad to choose from approaching championship time.