Sunday 23 October 2016

Tommy Walsh set to withdraw from the Kerry football panel - report

Published 28/04/2016 | 15:34

Kerry could be dealt a blow ahead of this year's championship, with reports suggesting that former Young Footballer of the Year Tommy Walsh has decided to leave the panel.

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According to the Irish Examiner, Walsh, who returned to Kerry last year following a stint in the AFL, has grown frustrated with a lack of playing time. The All-Ireland winner was an unused sub during last weekend's Division 1 league final defeat to Dubin, and barring an illustrious cameo during the quarter-final rout of Kildare during last year's championship, manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice has opted to keep Walsh in reserve.

The Kerry panel are training with their clubs for the week and when contacted by, the Kerry PRO said the team had nothing official to announce at this time.

In his first stint in the Kerry team in 2008/2009, Walsh formed a devastating one-two punch with Kieran Donaghy in the inside forward line. However since returning, he has also played in midfield, but hasn't been able to recapture his form of old.

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