Tadhg Kennelly has said he would find it hard to turn down a call from Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice, if he was required to help the Kingdom through it’s present crisis.
The county has struggled in the early stages of the league and Kennelly, who previously ruled out a return to championship football, has now opened the door to a possible return to the green and gold:
“Look, of course I’d take the call. Jeez, who wouldn’t? But that’s ifs, whats, wheres and what nots. I can’t really answer that. I am over and back from Australia. If I wanted to do it I would have to honestly decide can I or can’t I do it, with work?”
Speaking in the Irish Independent, the Listowel man said he is confident it would not take too long to improve his fitness levels:
“I am going to play county championship football, but that’s probably it. I am a full year from any hard training. Generally, most athletes, with the muscle memory they have, and if they’ve been a professional footballer or any elite athlete for more than five or six years, it’s only going to take you the bones of six weeks or two months to get back up to fitness.
“I’ve found that when I’ve had a break for a couple of months and then went to the gym and started running again, it took me a couple of weeks.”