Just over a year after he temporarily hung up his microphone – popular commentator Jack Nolan is back.
The Ratheniska man was forced to step back last March following a cancer diagnosis.
He underwent treatment in St James’ Hospital and is thankfully now well enough to return.
Jack will provide commentary as the Laois senior hurlers take on Westmeath in Semple Stadium.
That game is at 2pm in Thurles and Laois must win in order to avoid relegation to Division 2 of the National League.
Jack has been commentating on GAA games since 1990 and has had a ringside seat for all of Laois GAA’s big moments over the years.
And as well as having a great manner with those he interviewed and commentated alongside, he also had a genuine interest in the players he was commentating on.
While he was mostly synonymous with radio commentary, he also contributed widely to the local print media over the years with his columns and reports in the Laois Nationalist, particularly in the 1990s and 2000s, required reading for supporters.
Jack is an excellent commentator, with a great interest, understanding and passion for the games.
The last game that Jack called was the last significant game that the Laois hurlers won – a Division 1 relegation playoff against Antrim.
All the Laois hurling community will be hoping that Jack’s return will spark similar success.