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The prodigal son returns as Johnston welcomed back into Cavan fold

The forward was the subject of a long-running transfer saga in 2012.

Seanie Johnston during his last season with Cavan.
Seanie Johnston during his last season with Cavan.
Image: INPHO/James Crombie

FOUR YEARS AFTER he last played for Cavan, Seanie Johnston has been recalled to the panel according to reports this morning.

Johnston was the subject of a protracted transfer saga from January 2012 after then Kildare boss Kieran McGeeney announced he was seeking a transfer to Kildare club St. Kevin’s in order to line out for the Lilywhites.

In the end, Johnston became eligible to play for Kildare when he made a brief cameo appearance in a hurling game for Coill Dubh, a sister club of Kevin’s.

Interestingly, he made his Kildare in an All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifier against Cavan, coming on as a late substitute and pointing against his former team-mates.

Johnston last played for Kildare in 2013, returning to play with his old club Cavan Gaels the same year.

However, a spokesperson for the Cavan County Board confirmed to The42 this morning that, along with David Givney and Alan O’Meara, Johnston has now returned to Terry Hyland’s set-up.

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