Saturday 24 March 2018

Moynihan's shock return

Seamus Moynihan in his inter-county days for Kerry
Seamus Moynihan in his inter-county days for Kerry

Kieran McCarthy

FORMER Kingdom star Seamus Moynihan is making a shock return to Kerry SFC action this Saturday with East Kerry.

The four-time All-Ireland winner (37) trained with the county semi-finalists last night, returning to the divisional side's set-up for the first time since 2008 as they prepare for the weekend's clash with Mid Kerry.

Moynihan, a key member of East Kerry's three-in-a-row side of the late 1990s, had stepped back from the divisional side in recent years but has been persuaded to return as they close in on their first SFC final since 1999.

"Seamus is playing football as good as anyone in the division," said East Kerry manager James Sheehan.

"His experience of the big games will be vital in a game like Saturday's."

The return of the former Kerry star, who retired from inter-county football in 2006, is a huge boost to East Kerry's hopes. Moynihan, who turns 38 this month, has been in fine form recently for his club Glenflesk.

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Irish Independent

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