Westmeath GAA supporters have received an early Christmas with the news that star forward John Heslin is set to return to the squad in the New Year.
It was reported last week that the St Loman’s clubman would not be available to the county squad for the foreseeable future.
However, Westmeath manager Jack Cooney states in the Westmeath Independent that Heslin could return by the end of January.
The 26-year-old is currently finishing his PhD and Cooney revealed that his focus is totally on that at the moment.
“John is finishing his PhD and that will be finished in mid-January. He’s under enough pressure with that,” stated Heslin.
“That’s the culmination of four or five years hard work. He’s working away on his own and the plan is that he will be coming back in after that.”