News from around the 32 counties of Ireland, Dec 9 2013



Wicklow have welcomed back Dean Healy to their football squad, despite the stinging criticism he leveled at the county board in August, when he announced that he was quitting the inter-county game.

Healy fired a broadside at the board over a number of welfare issues and problems that arose for the squad in 2013 and declared his intention not to play for Wicklow again. But the 22-year-old has had a change of heart and has been persuaded back to the fold.
[Source: Irish Independent]