Mullane and Kelly set for Déise return

All Star corner-forward John Mullane is set to return for Waterford against Galway on March 25.

And, in another boost to manager Michael Ryan, another former All Star, Eoin Kelly, is poised to rejoin the panel next week.

Both players have been following their own training programmes for the past six weeks and their inclusion would be a massive boost to a side which has yet to record a win in this season’s League.

Waterford boss Ryan said: “Hopefully after next weekend (the game against Tipperary in Thurles) John will be back. He’s after having six weeks off and the bit of a break will do him good, but we’re looking forward to having him back.”

The news on another All Star, corner-back Noel Connors, isn’t so good, however. “He has a disc problem in his back which may take some time,” said Ryan.

Meanwhile, Ryan has quashed reports suggesting goalkeeper Adrian Power has left the county panel and expects him to play a full part attraining this week.

“Adrian Power had a thesis to hand in last Friday so he took a few days off. He’ll be back in full training on Tuesday night. He had a bit of a hand injury as well but he will be back in training on Tuesday night like everybody else and he will be fighting for his place.”


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