Foley and Moran, both 35, retired from inter-county hurling at the end of 2009 and were not involved in last year’s ill-fated campaign.
“The situation is that I rang Mark Foley and I rang Ollie Moran because they are the only two players who had retired,” said O’Grady, who was speaking at the official launch of the 2011 Allianz Hurling Leagues in Croke Park.
“I just wanted to clarify the situation because they missed last year. I felt that they retired just because of that. Mark said to me that he hadn’t made any hard and fast decision.
“I said: ‘Look, if you want to you can come in and train with us or you can join to improve on your fitness levels.
“What we decided to do was to let them train away themselves and then we will have a look at things again in April. It’s the same with Ollie Moran. Whether they come back or not, I am not quite sure.”