O'Donoghue in the reckoning

August 16, 2019

Kerry's James O'Donoghue. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

James O'Donoghue is pushing for a place in Kerry's 26-man All-Ireland final match-day panel.

Manager Peter Keane confirmed at yesterday's press event that the 29-year-old forward, who has been plagued by shoulder and hamstring problems in recent years, has returned to training ahead of the September 1 showdown with Dublin.

“He’s very close. Everyone is okay. We met up last night, had a bit of a training session, everybody was fairly okay so we are happy enough with where we are at," Keane said.

“The other side of it is that you have 30-odd fellas who are available for selection. His name [O’Donoghue] keeps cropping up by ye, but every other fella inside in that squad is looking for a spot as well. They are all reasonably in good shape.”

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