Former Derry minor Conor Glass has retired from Australian Rules football, aged 22.
The Hawthorn player joined the Melbourne club in 2015, becoming the first Irish player to do so, and he has played 21 times in the AFL.
But with his current contract at the club expired, Glass will now return to Ireland, with the official AFL website attributing the decision to homesickness.
A special shoutout to 2018 premiership player Conor Glass, who today announced his retirement from AFL football.— Box Hill Hawks (@BoxHillHawks) September 23, 2020
Go well, Glassy, and enjoy life back home. pic.twitter.com/YgmNPjBWig
Hawks chief of football Graham Wright said: "Conor has spent four and a half years at Hawthorn and has been totally committed to his AFL career the whole way through.
"While he will be missed around the club, the pull home has always been there for Conor and we fully support his decision.
"We thank both Conor and his family for his service to our club, the will always be a part of the Hawthorn family.
'We wish Conor all the best in his future endeavours."
Glass, who captained Derry minors to the 2015 Ulster title, is now expected to make himself available to Derry senior manager Rory Gallagher.