Conal Keaney has re-joined the Dublin senior hurling set-up for 2018.
The Ballyboden dual star announced his retirement from inter-county hurling in April 2016 but it seems that new Dubs boss Pat Gilroy has persuaded him to make a return.
The 35-year-old made his senior inter-county debut for the capital men during the 2005 National League campaign and went on to win a Division 1 title in 2011 before collecting a Leinster championship crown two years later with victory over Galway.
Keaney's return comes as a massive boost to the Dubs as they begin a new era under Gilroy, who succeeded Ger Cunningham in October.
Conal Keaney of @Bodengaa has rejoined the @DubGAAOfficial hurling panel for 2018. Gives great encouragement to fellow 35-year-olds like myself! Some career, considering he first joined senior county hurlers at the age of 17.- Shane Stapleton (@ShaneSaint) January 10, 2018