Tadhg Kennelly has ended speculation about his sporting future by committing himself to the Kerry football team for another year.

The former Aussie Rules professional won his first All Ireland medal with his native county on Sunday when Kerry beat Cork by 0-16 to 1-9 at GAA Headquarters in Croke Park.

Sydney Swans coach Paul Roos had discounted the Irish man’s return, consistently saying that If Kennelly wanted to come back and his body could still handle the rigors of footy then he would not rue it out.

However, Kennelly finally put paid to speculation on Tuesday by saying his future laid with the round instead of the oval ball.

'I am committing (to Kerry). I had a great time at Sydney. I haven't really thought about it at the moment, but I will sit down and have a good think about it,"said the 28-year-old.

"My head is truly, truly set on Kerry. And my heart. That's probably the main thing that has come out here."