KERRY hurling boss Tom Howard has reiterated his stance that the door is very much open for a return by Kilmoyley star Shane Brick.
A couple of weeks ago that seemed a distant prospect. Liam Boyle's return from retirement last week shows, however, that players who have called it quits can change their minds.
"Look there's an open invitation to Shane," Howard said this week. "I'd love to see Shane Brick coming back, nobody knows Shane's value better than myself. I'd love to have Shane back and, maybe, through your own medium I'd extent that invitation to him and hopefully he might agree."
With Shane Nolan (current joint top scorer in the league alongside a certain Joe Canning) scoring 2-10 of Kerry's 2-16 total at the weekend Kerry would certainly benefit from the Kilmoyley man's presence.
Crucially scoring difference seems set to come against the Kingdom in their quest for a place in the Division 2A final, with Westmeath and Laois currently in pole position to take the top two berths.