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Conor Glass could be set for Derry return amid reports of AFL exit

Conor Glass has been with Melbourne-based Hawthorn Hawks since 2016. Picture by PA

JUST over a week after Tyrone’s Conor McKenna announced he was swapping the world of Aussie Rules for a return to Ireland, Conor Glass appears poised to do the same – and could be available to Derry boss Rory Gallagher this autumn.

A highly-decorated underage player at county level and with club Watty Graham’s, Glen, Glass joined Hawthorn Hawks as a rookie in 2016. However, reports yesterday suggested that, with his contract unlikely to be renewed, a return home could be on the cards.

The Maghera man continued his studies in Melbourne, and it is understood he is planning to enrol on a course at Ulster University.

Glass, who turns 23 next week, has never made any secret of his desire to play senior football for Derry and, with the Oak Leafs resuming their National League campaign in mid-October before the Championship gets under way on October 31/November, he could yet figure in Gallagher’s plans.

If Glass were to return home, that would leave just Armagh’s Ross McQuillan and Derry duo Anton Tohill and Callum Brown as the Ulster contingent Down Under.

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