Hawthorn defender Conor Glass has made the decision to return home to Ireland, calling time on his AFL career. 

Glass will return to his hometown, Maghera, where he will continue his university studies and recommence his Gaelic football career playing for County Derry.

Chief of Football Graham Wright thanked Glass for his dedication and service to the club.  

“Conor has spent four and a half years at Hawthorn and has been totally committed to his AFL career the whole way through,” said Wright. 

“While he will be missed around the club, the pull home has always been there for Conor and we fully support his decision. 

“We thank both Conor and his family for his service to our club, the will always be a part of the Hawthorn family.

“We wish Conor all the best in his future endeavours."

Glass joined the Hawks at the end of the 2015 season as an International Category B rookie. He went on to become the first Irishman to represent Hawthorn when he made his debut in 2017 and has played 21 AFL games throughout his career.