Walsh revelling in Sydney surrounds
10 January 2012
Tommy Walsh and Tadhg Kennelly in action for Kerry in 2009
Tommy Walsh is enjoying the build-up to the new AFL season with Sydney Swans.
The former GAA Young Footballer of the Year failed to make his AFL debut with his former club St Kilda but has impressed in training with the Swans since transferring last October and is optimistic about his prospects of making the cut when the AFL season starts in six weeks:
"I am just taking it week-by-week. It's a new club and a new adventure for me. It's exciting. I am just excited about getting the next month under my belt and kicking on for the games," the Kerry man said in the Examiner.
"It's a great city. It's been a bit cold lately but that suits me. I am enjoying it. It's a good place to live. I feel like I am at home with all the Irish in Sydney.
"Training has been solid since we got back from the break last week. We had a very tough session on the first day back and we've just kicked on from there. All of the boys have come back in good shape so it's exciting for the rest of the season.
"Because I'm new, I'm still learning the game plan and working on my leading patterns and follow up work.
"Everyone's got a lot to work on, but you have to just keep plugging away and hopefully it all comes together. It's tough work but I expected that. I feel I'm fitting in well and getting to know all the boys and the way the team plays."