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Thursday 17 April 2014

Tommy Walsh may return home to the Kingdom from Sydney

Walsh will watch in Australia

Former Kerry star Tommy Walsh has revealed that he could be returning from home from Australia if he is not offered a new contract by the Sydney Swans next year.

Following their All-Ireland final success in 2009, Walsh left to join Melbourne AFL side St Kilda but has failed to make the impact expected on the Aussie Rules game.

Walsh moved to the Sydney Swans in October 2011 in search of game time and had been progressing well last season until he suffered a serious hamstring injury against Essendon earlier this year when his hamstring tore off the bone. An injury he is still rehabing from.

Walsh is adamant that if his contract is not renewed next year, he will return to Ireland.

"As of now I'll be coming home," Walsh told the Kerryman. "And I'd be ok with that. I'll probably make my mind up in the middle of next year depending on what the Swans do. But I could go out and play every game next year and still decide that it is time for me to come home.

"I'll be 26 at the end of next season and I'd consider that to be young. There's still a lot of things I want to do with Kerry and Kerins O'Rahillys.

"Look I grew up around my father, Ogie Moran, the Bomber Liston; I grew up listening to the stories. That's still in me, it never leaves me. I love Kerry football, I love my club and I love the game. That will never go. That will always drive me to want to come back."

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