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Tadhg Kennelly appointed to new coaching role at the Sydney Swans

The former Kerry footballer returns to his old club.

Kennelly’s role in enticing some of the top GAA talent to Australia had drawn criticism.
Kennelly’s role in enticing some of the top GAA talent to Australia had drawn criticism.
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TADHG KENNELLY HAS returned to his former AFL club to take up a coaching position with the Sydney Swans, it was announced today.

The All-Ireland winner with Kerry had been working with the AFL as their international talent co-ordinator for the last five years but has now joined the Sydney coaching set-up.

Kennelly played 197 games for the Swans during his decorated Australian Rules career and helped the club win a Grand Final in 2005, before lifting the Sam Maguire with the Kingdom in 2009.

The 36-year-old’s previous role Down Under saw him receive criticism from some quarters within GAA circles as he oversaw the recruitment of young footballers to AFL teams as part of the annual combine.

Kennelly now joins the Swans as a development coach.

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