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Cathal McCarron set for comeback with Tyrone after high-profile problems

The defender is set to make a return to his home county’s squad.

Cathal McCarron dejected Cathal McCarron after Tyrone's 2013 All-Ireland semi-final loss to Mayo. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

CATHAL MCCARRON IS set to make a comeback with the Tyrone footballers for 2015.

An official statement released from the Gaelic Players’ Association today confirmed that McCarron is back training on his own with a view to rejoining the Red Hands squad next month.

McCarron hit the headlines last year when it emerged he was the latest high-profile inter-county player to struggle with a gambling addiction.

He moved to Britain and the Dromore club man joined London outfit Round Towers. McCarron subsequently lined out this year for Paul Coggins London senior football side.

Today’s statement confirms that McCarron, who was an Allstar nominee in 2013, is back in the reckoning to feature for Mickey Harte’s Tyrone senior side in 2015.

Mickey Harte Tyrone manager Mickey Harte. Source: Presseye/Russell Pritchard/INPHO

The statement reads:

“Cathal McCarron and the Tyrone senior football management would like to inform the national media that Cathal is currently working on his personal fitness under a strength and conditioning coach with a view to returning to full training with the Tyrone squad when they regroup next month.

“While conveying this positive news we would like to point out that Cathal will not be engaging with media in any capacity for the foreseeable future.

“On behalf of Cathal, the Tyrone squad and management, the GPA would kindly ask you to respect Cathal’s need to focus on his recovery and his return to football.”

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