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'I'd love to be back there' - Tommy Walsh hints at Kerry return

The former Kingdom corner forward admits there is a decision to be made at the end of this year.

Walsh has wished his native Kerry good luck ahead of this weekend's All-Ireland senior football final.
Walsh has wished his native Kerry good luck ahead of this weekend's All-Ireland senior football final.
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AFL FOOTBALLER TOMMY Walsh has admitted he would love to return to Ireland and says it is “a matter of when and not if”.

The Sydney Swans star won an All-Ireland senior football medal with Kerry in 2009 before departing for Australia, where he linked up with another former Kingdom player in Tadhg Kennelly.

Five years on, Walsh is out of contract at the end of the current season and has hinted that he could soon be back in his homeland.

“Winning an All-Ireland was something I always wanted to do and if I hadn’t done it before I had left it probably would have eaten away at me more than the pull home has at the moment,” Walsh said in an interview from this week’s episode of RTÉ’s Thank GAA It’s Friday.

I was just so lucky to be able to do that at such a young age. It was an amazing experience, an amazing feeling and I’ll never forget it.

“From the first time that I came here I always knew that there would be a time when I was going back. It really is a matter of when and not if,” he adds. “I’m out of contract at the end of this year so there’s a decision to be made.

“I’d love to be back there. I’d love to be togging out this Sunday and playing in the All-Ireland final but I’m wishing them the best and hopefully they can pull it off.”

Watch Walsh and Kennelly in a teaser for Thank GAA It’s Friday, which is on RTÉ 2 at 9.05pm tomorrow night. 

Source: RTÉ Sport/YouTube

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