After a year out, Louth's Ciaran Byrne will finally make his Carlton return this weekend

The 21-year-old is over his hamstring injury and starts against the Gold Coast Suns in the AFL on Saturday.

Byrne and Tuohy in action for Carlton.
Byrne and Tuohy in action for Carlton.
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FORMER LOUTH FOOTBALLER Ciaran Byrne has been named in the Carlton team for this weekend’s AFL game after a year on the sidelines.

21-year-old Byrne, who signed a rookie contract with the club in 2013, suffered a hamstring injury in training last April just days after making his debut.

However, he has featured in pre-season this year and scored a brilliant individual goal for Carlton’s affiliate club the Northern Blues.

Byrne comes into the team for Saturday’s meeting with the Gold Coast Suns, while fellow Irishman Zach Tuohy also starts a week after making his 100th appearance for the club.

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