Tommy Walsh made his senior debut for Aussie Rules side St Kilda on Friday.

Ahead of the new season, Walsh made his first senior appearance for the Saints in the annual pre-season NAB Cup.

The 2009 All-Ireland winner played in both short-form games as St Kilda defeated Brisbane Lions before drawing with Essendon.

Walsh spent last season learning the ropes at Sandringham, St Kilda’s junior club, in the Victorian Football League.