IRISH EYES SMILE ON LIONS
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.
TON UP: Brisbane Lions midfielder Pearce Hanley is set to play his 100th
match this weekend.