Holidays are over for Cavan striker Cillian Sheridan.
Having featured heavily during pre-season, the big man's swashbuckling adventures through European football are set to continue later tonight when he is expected to make his competitive debut for Omonoia Nicosia.
The Cypriot outfit take on Dinamo Butami in a Europa League qualifier in Georgia tonight, and the former Celtic and APOEL frontman will be hoping to catch fire as he so nearly did during the Cypriot Cup final six weeks ago.
Cillian Sheridan is in Georgia training with Omonia Nicosia ahead of their Europa League tie tonight. Debut awaits. pic.twitter.com/8AguSRhhGS
— The Emerald Exiles (@EmeraldExiles) July 2, 2015
The 26-year-old left APOEL for neighbours Omonoia at the end of his contract last month, and will be hoping to guide his new club to their first victory over their cross-town rivals (with whom they share a stadium) since 2013, when the domestic league kicks off in Cyprus in August.
It might not seem like a long time to, say, a Tottenham fan, but the capital clubs have played each other 11 times in that period.
Sheridan disgracefully missed out on a place in Balls' Top 10 Funniest Irish Sporting Bios, with his "For bookings contact Father Dougal McGuire" entry going down in Irish sporting folklore, and perhaps undeserving of such trivial judgement.
Sadly, Sheridan's move to Omonoia means he has been stripped of the prestigious title of 'the only Irishman playing Champions League football,' but it's possible that by September he'll join West Ham's Joey O'Brien and Darren Randolph along with Southampton's Shane Long as the only Irishmen playing any type of European football, which is no mean feat.