McCarthy to return
Mike McCarthy is on his way back to the Kerry panel, Kerry boss Jack O'Connor has confirmed.
"Mike had other commitments. I think he was vital to our success last year and I think he can be a big part of our attempt to regain the All-Ireland this year," he said.
"He is a great stabilising influence and the lads have an awful lot of respect for him."
McCarthy spent the winter playing soccer with Castleisland. His decision comes amid doubt over Aidan O'Mahony's future.
O'Mahony missed the recent training trip to Portugal despite being scheduled to go. He was suspended for yesterday's win.