Hirrell up and about for 2020

Hirrell up and about for 2020

Posted on November 23, 2019 in 'News'

It was a frustrating 2019 for Jacks defender Cian Hirrell, after he injured his knee against Stirling Lions in round six and missed the rest of the season. But the 23-year-old is back fit and ready to go for 2020, and this week he has resigned for the club.

The defender is up and about, and working hard to put last season behind him. “Yes, last season was very disappointing for me, especially picking up the injury so early on in the season,” he said.

“It was very frustrating sitting in the stands and not being able to help the team out, seeing as we had a lot of injuries last season, but it’s healed up well now. I’ve done my rehab and looked after it well and looking forward to getting back into things – It’s been too long.”

Hirrell said he was pleased to resign for the Jacks, and the only problem he has now is pre-season training. “I’m delighted to have re-signed with the club last week and come to terms and put pen to paper for another season,” he explained. “Usually me and pre-season don’t get on very well, I’m not the biggest fan of them, like most people I’d say.

“But this time round with not playing most of last season, I’m actually looking forward to getting back into things.  I’ve been doing my own little things hoping I’ll not be too far off where I want to be fitness wise, we shall see.”

The defender said next season is huge for the club, and with a new President (Jason Brewer) coming on board, he is determined to get back in the side and help them up the table.

“Yes, with Jason (Brewer) and Tom Durr coming on to the board, it’s exciting times at the Campus some big changes to the club and they seem to be going in the right direction, and I’m looking forward to see what the season has in store for us,” Hirrell said.

“On the field I know Dale is always looking to improve the team, and I know with how last season planned out he will be itching to get us back and show what we are really about.

“We all know last season wasn’t what we are capable of, and we will be doing all we can to change that, only time will tell but am looking forward to the season ahead!

Jacks assistant coach David Tough said it’s a huge boost for the season ahead. “Great news to have Cian back on board,” he said.

“He was at the top of his game over the last two years and was one of the best defenders in the league, so to loose him was a huge blow for us, but he has overcome the injury and we look forward to seeing him back at the campus again next season.”