CIARAN KILKENNY ANNOUNCED today that he is leaving AFL side Hawthorn to return home to Ireland.
The news is a major boost to Dublin football with the talented attacker now available to Jim Gavin’s side for the 2013 campaign.
Kilkenny departed for Australia last November but after just under two months he has opted to call a halt to his time in Melbourne.
He’s in good company in that regard.
Here’s 12 other GAA stars who have returned after stints Down Under.