Former Kerry footballer Tommy Walsh set for St Kilda debut

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Updated: February 8, 2011

Tommy Walsh looks set to make his St Kilda debut in next week’s NAB Cup clashes with Essendon and the Brisbane Lions.

Walsh, 22, who spent last year on St Kilda’s rookie list, will play his first senior game after moving over from Tralee 15 months ago.

Saints coach Ross Lyon said on Tuesday he would look to use Walsh in several roles, including as support for ruckman Ben McEvoy.

“(He will play at) full-back and forward. He is a key position player. He might not like hearing he’s going into the ruck but it’s an opportunity for him,” Lyon said.

“He came fourth or fifth in the Sandringham best and fairest (in 2010). It’s a pretty high standard and to deliver on that has exceeded everyone’s expectation.”

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