Coleman planning to return to GAA

Seamus Coleman current Ireland international and captain has spoke about his desire to go back playing Gaelic Football again.

The Donegal native who plays with Everton FC in the English Premier League, togged out for St Catherine’s and Killybegs before turning to soccer to play with League of Ireland side Sligo Rovers and subsequently becoming a Premier League and international player. Coleman has said though that he would like to return to GAA club football before hanging up his boots, he said to the Irish Daily Star “In terms of sporting ambitions, I’d like to go back and play Gaelic at some stage, just for my local team, there is a plan to move home and I’ll want to keep myself fit”.

Coleman went on to say ”Obviously, I’m not going to come back early to play Gaelic. I’m going to play as long as I can over in England, but it’s something I’d like to do. I’d like to train like I used to back in the day – Tuesday and Thursday evenings with friends that I grew up with, that’s something I’m looking forward to”.

Coleman has enjoyed a superb spell in his career so far, he has returned from injury in which he sustained a broken leg against Wales in the World Cup qualifiers and is now back in the heart of the Everton defence. He has made 218 appearaces for Everton to date, while he also has been capped by Ireland on 46 occasions. We look forward to seen him entertain us in the Premier League for another few years at least before he commits back to the GAA.


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