Australian Rules hero Tadgh Kennelly is being eyed up for a shock return to the Kerry U-21 panel.
The Listowel Emmets club-man was a brilliant underage player but has been a vital part of the Sydney Swans Australian Rules side for the last two years.
It is understood he is being primed to return to the Kingdom fold for their All-Ireland semi-final clash with John O'Mahony's Galway on September 7.
A senior county official revealed: "It wouldn¹t be too far off the mark to speculate that much. Tadgh will be playing for Ireland in the International Rules series in October. So if he can play for his country then why can¹t he play for his county?"
Kennelly's father Tim, a legend at centre-back under Mick O'Dwyer in the 1970s and 1980s would only say: "Tadgh¹s coming back up on the 4th or 5th of September and he¹ll be at the U-21 game."
If Kennelly impresses there's every chance he could be drafted into Paidi Ó Sé's senior squad who face Dublin or Armagh in the All-Ireland final if they beat Cork on Sunday.