Sean O’Sullivan has returned to the Kerry panel, two years after announcing his retirement from inter-county football.
O’Sullivan, who won four All-Ireland titles with the kingdom, opted out of the Kerry set-up in December 2009. However, he starred for Mid Kerry in the SFC final this year and manager Jack O’Connor has persuaded him to come out of retirement ahead of the 2012 season. The decision to return means he has been forced to give up his position as selector for the Kerry minor team.
“Sean felt that it was an opportunity that he couldn’t refuse as he feels that he has unfinished business with the Kerry seniors and he felt that he could not do justice to do both roles,” Kerry minor boss Mickey Ned O’Sullivan said.
“We totally understand his decision of wanting to return to playing with Kerry and he has the rest of his life for taking up management roles after that.”
Kerry county chairman Jerome Conway is delighted O’Sullivan has decided to return to the senior squad:
“Jack O’Connor was very impressed with his performances with Mid Kerry,” he is quoted as saying in the Irish Daily Mirror. “Sean has had his break from inter-county football and is over his injuries and now he is married and settled, he can make a commitment to the senior squad again.”