Mayo's Hanley suffers homesick blues

February 12, 2008
Brisbane Lions recruit Pierce Hanley has admitted he feels homesick since leaving Mayo for a career in Aussie Rules. The former Maritime County footballer is determined to make a go of it Down Under, however: "Lately I've been a bit homesick because I know now I'm in it for the long haul, but it's just a matter of dealing with it. "It's been very difficult learning a new sport, especially being away from home, because I've always had my parents' opinions from watching me playing games. "At the start it was tough just learning how to use the ball, bouncing it and kicking it, and I was struggling with that, but I've got the hang of that now."

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