Cork footballer Brian Hurley makes his comeback as a sub for Castlehaven juniors

April 21st, 2018 9:30 PM

By Kieran McCarthy

Brian Hurley runs on to the field as a second-half sub for Castlehaven on Saturday night. (Photo: Paddy Feen)

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Talented forward plays his first game since March 2017

THIS is the moment that Cork footballer Brian Hurley made his comeback after more than 13 months out injured.

Our photo captured by Paddy Feen shows Hurley running onto the pitch as a sub with ten minutes to go in Castlehaven’s South west junior A football championship round one clash with local rivals O’Donovan Rossa in Rosscarbery on Saturday night.

Hurley kicked two frees and was competitive on his comeback as he made his presence felt in the full-forward line – but he couldn’t help Castlehaven from slipping to a 1-7 to 0-9 first-round loss.

The injury-plagued 25-year-old forward ripped his hamstring off the bone for a second time in March 2017, seriously tearing the muscle in a league game for Castlehaven against Ballingeary.

The previous summer (2016) he had ripped the same hamstring off the bone during a Cork training session.

Hurley has admitted that this is his last chance to save his football career and his comeback appearance tonight is a significant step on his road to recovery.

Don't miss Thursday's Southern Star for more photos of Hurley's comeback plus a full match report.

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