Tierney back to assist club in county final bid
15 October 2008
Laois star Michael John Tierney will return from Hong Kong to line out for his club Ballyroan Abbey in this weekends county intermediate football final against Park/Ratheniska.
The highly-rated forward, who was nominated for the Young Player of the Year award in 2007, took up a temporary teaching post in the Asian outpost shortly after Laois exit from the All-Ireland championship this summer, but is set to return ahead of schedule as Ballyroan attempt to return to the senior ranks at the first attempt.
Ballyroan secretary Jim Whelan said: "All going well, hell be home on Friday night. He hasnt been gone that long so we wouldnt have any concerns over his fitness."
Whelan refused to confirm whether he would go straight back into the starting XV, but its hard to see how a player of his calibre could be left on the sideline.
The ace free-taker wont exactly be out of practice either, having lined out for Hong Kong in the recently held Asian finals in Malaysia where he played a starring role in their defeat of Singapore.