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Home and away: It's Kennelly versus Galvin in local showdown... maybe

Former AFL star Tadhg Kennelly is on his way back to Kerry and may feature in championship game this weekend.

Tadhg Kennelly: retired from AFL last year.
Tadhg Kennelly: retired from AFL last year.
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FORMER SYDNEY SWANS star Tadhg Kennelly may face off against his former Kerry team-mate, Paul Galvin, this weekend.

But it all depends on how he’s feeling after his trip home from Sydney, according to club spokesman.

The AFL Premiership winner will be in Listowel this weekend as a roundabout in the area is being dedicated to his father Tim, a Kerry football legend himself, with five Celtic Crosses, of course.

The Irish Examiner and Irish Independent quote Listowel Emmets chairman Mike Kennelly this morning as saying the AFL veteran will indeed tog off against Finuge in the North Kerry championship semi-final.

But contacted by TheScore this morning, the official said the club would perhaps have to ‘wait and see’.

“I’m not in a position to say if he plays or togs out or anything. He’s on the way home at the moment and we’ll all have to see how he’s feeling – it’s a long journey.

“I can say that if he does line out or if he is in the dressing-room, it will be a big boost for everyone else. But we don’t know yet.”

Should Kennelly – who helped Ireland to International Rules victory in Australia recently – pull on his boots for the last-four clash, he’ll face off with Kerry forward Paul Galvin of Finuge.

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