Kennelly 'slowly getting there'

Tadhg Kennelly is back in training with the Sydney Swans for the first time since his father Tim's untimely death last month.

Tadhg Kennelly is back in training with the Sydney Swans for the first time since his father Tim's untimely death last month.

Kennelly joined up with his team mates in Los Angeles last week where the AFL Premiership champions were playing the Kangaroos in an exhibition game at UCLA Stadium.

The 24-year-old, who was not involved in the 86-38 defeat, has been eased back into training this week in Hawaii - the Swans' final port of call on their American tour.

Swans coach Paul Roos said: "Tadhg is slowly getting there - we expected him to take some time to get over his father's death but he is now starting to focus a bit more on his footy."

The new Premiership season, which begins in April, could be Kennelly's last Down Under.

His current Swans contract runs until September, and the lure of coming home to help Kerry win an All-Ireland SFC title could prove too much for the former minor and Under-21 star.

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