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All-Ireland winner Galvin is back from Boston and has rejoined the Clare hurling squad

The news has been confirmed this morning.

Colm Galvin is returning to the Clare senior hurling panel.
Colm Galvin is returning to the Clare senior hurling panel.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

Updated 11.34am

COLM GALVIN HAS returned from Boston to join the Clare hurling squad.

An official statement released on behalf of the Clare senior hurling maangement this morning confirms that he has rejoined the Banner hurling panel.

The 2013 All-Star midfielder has returned to Ireland after a two-month stint in Boston, handing manager Davy Fitzgerald a major boost ahead of their All-Ireland qualifier against Offaly at Cusack Park in Ennis on 4 July.

“Ahead of his departure to the US, the management team assured Colm that the door would remain open for his return to the squad should he decide to come home over the course of the summer,” stated manager Davy Fitzgerald.

“During the past couple of weeks Colm expressed his desire to return and through regular communication with his father Kevin, we were only too delighted to invite him to rejoin the squad.

“Colm is an exceptionally talented hurler and had been a key figure in the Clare side up to his departure following the National League in April. He will resume training with the rest of the panel this week.

Davy Fitzgerald Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald. Source: Tommy Greally/INPHO

“Pending match fitness, I expect that Colm will be part of the match day panel in next week’s Qualifier tie. In the meantime, the management and players are delighted to welcome him back into the fold.”

A member of the Banner’s All-Ireland senior winning team two years ago, Galvin has also won three consecutive U21 titles with his county.

In April, the 22-year-old departed for Boston where he hurled for the Tipperary club, helping them to Sheehan Cup success at the expense of Fr. Tom Burke’s by scoring both goals in their 2-11 to 1-12 final win.

Tony Kelly and Colm Galvin celebrate at the end of the game Tony Kelly and Colm Galvin celebrate Clare's All-Ireland U21 final win last year. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

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