The temptation of an early season showdown with perennial rivals Dublin has Kerry’s Tomás Ó Sé accelerating his plans to return to action.

The 34-year-old had planned to sit out the early stages of the league campaign and ease himself back into the swing of things, but this weekend’s clash with Dublin in Killarney has forced him into a rethink.

"Well I'm back, alright, anyway," he told the Irish Times. "I've been training away the last couple of weeks, but the plan really was to be easing back into it, maybe sit out these first two games.

"There is the three-week break after round two, and that was the plan, to really come back full tilt after that.

"That might have changed a little now, I don't know. There may be some part for me to play on Sunday, but we'll wait and see later in the week, maybe."

Ó Sé’s early return may also have something to do with the way in which Kerry were beaten by Mayo in Castlebar last weekend.

The Kingdom were beaten by a six point margin and were kept scoreless for the entire second half.