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Kennelly set to make Gaelic return

Updated: Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 10:09

Tadhg Kennelly - Starred for Ireland in their recent International Rules win over Australia
Tadhg Kennelly - Starred for Ireland in their recent International Rules win over Australia

Tadhg Kennelly is set to make a return to Gaelic football this weekend with Listowel Emmets in the North Kerry football championship semi-final.

Kennelly retired from Australian Rules football last season when he finished up with Sydney Swans after ten years and is expected to line out against Finuge on Sunday.

30-year-old Kennelly is home as his late father Tim, an Emmets great who won five All-Ireland titles with Kerry, is having a roundabout at the top of Cahirdown in Listowel town named after him at a plaque-unveiling ceremony this afternoon.

Emmets chairman Mike Kennelly said in The Examiner: "It was never planned that Tadhg would be home for the North Kerry semi-final but that’s the way it has worked out. I am hopeful that he will tog out with us. It would be a great boost to the club and the lads if he was to play some part.

"He has played in nearly all the North Kerry championships over the last 10 years and it would be a great benefit if he could take part because we are going in as underdogs. We need any boost that we can get and Tadhg will be welcomed into that dressing room on Sunday."

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