"We'll be very keen to have him back"

September 25, 2020

Dublin's Conal Keaney.
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Eoghan O’Donnell says he expects team-mate Conal Keaney to be back in the Dublin hurling panel for the resumption of the inter-county season next month.

The 38-year-old Keaney scored 1-1 in Ballyboden’s Dublin SHC final defeat to Cuala and is now focusing on his club’s senior football decider against Ballymun Kickhams this Sunday.

Following its conclusion, O’Donnell expects that the veteran forward will be back in Mattie Kenny’s squad.

"I haven't been talking to him. I haven't heard anything otherwise, so I assume he will be [returning]," O’Donnell told Sky Sports.

"He's a great player for Ballyboden and obviously for Dublin. He's coming into a really, really impressive run of form, so we'll be very keen to have him back. I haven't heard anything otherwise and I imagine he'll be there until we hear otherwise."

He added: “I don't know how he's doing it at 38. But he's been around a long time now and he has a lot of experience, so he knows how to get his body right for games.

“I'm not really sure what the Boden scene is, if he might have to miss the Tuesday session and a light session on Thursday to get himself up for a match at the weekend - but whatever he's doing at the moment, long may it continue because he's gone into some run of form."

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