IR­ISH EYES SMILE ON LIONS

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - GREG DAVIS

and younger brother Cian, who is on the Lions list as an in­ter­na­tional rookie, for a host of tourist ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing a trip to Aus­tralia Zoo on the Sun­shine Coast ear­lier this week.

Han­ley said it was a spe­cial treat to have his near­est and dear­est in Bris­bane for his long- awaited mile­stone.

“They don’t get to see me play very of­ten so it’s ex­cit­ing,’’ Han­ley said.

“I’m proud of my­self for get­ting to 100 games. I’ve had a lot of in­juries so it’s taken longer than ex­pected. It’s a great club. I love the club and I’m thrilled to get to 100 games and d get my name above mocker.’’

Han­ley said the ham­string tight­ness that side­lined him last week­end has dis­ap­peared and he was “feel­ing fit and good to go’’ against the Swans. The 26- year- old made his se­nior de­but in 2008 and nom­i­nated his best- on­ground per­for­mance against Gold Coast last year as the stand­out game of his first 99 out­ings with the Lions.

Han­ley col­lected 45 dis­pos­als, nine marks and two goals against the Suns in Round 18 last sea­son to un­der­line why he is re­garded as an emerg­ing star of the com­pe­ti­tion.

Pic­ture: SARAH MAR­SHALL

TON UP: Bris­bane Lions midfielder Pearce Han­ley is set to play his 100th

match this week­end.

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