Mullane will be back, says Davy

Former Waterford boss Davy Fitzgerald believes John Mullane will return to intercounty hurling.

Mullane shocked the GAA world by announcing his retirement last month but Fitzgerald, now in charge of his native Clare, is convinced the De La Salle star will again feature for his county.

“From what I’ve heard John is adamant he won’t be back, but never say never because this guy loves hurling,” said Fitzgerald said at yesterday’s Allianz League launch at Croke Park.

“He never might have had the passion early in the year but I can tell you one thing that fella would be itching to get out here.”

Fitzgerald would welcome Mullane’s return — provided it doesn’t come ahead of their Munster quarter-final date on June 2!

“Would I like to see it? Feck it, maybe not against Clare I wouldn’t like to see it! But you will miss this guy around. He has flair and the game needs passion and flair.

“John Mullane still has something to offer. I just love his enthusiasm. We don’t want to have boring characters out there, we want characters who wear their hearts on their sleeves.

“It means something to him to play for Waterford and we need those guys.”

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