Michael Walsh may have existed on a spartan diet of action with Down over the past couple of years because of injury.
But the cultured forward is still one of the most creative players in the Mourne County and he will get the chance to prove this when he lines out against Bryansford in tomorrow's Powerade Down SFC semi-final at Pairc Esler, Newry (5.00).
Walsh's intelligent distribution, selfless running and opportunism will undoubtedly bolster a Mayobridge side determined to extend their domestic dominance. And, of course the team is far from being a one-man show.
After all, Benny Coulter is as sharp as ever, Brendan Grant is a solid defender and both Robbie Coulter and Ronan Sexton certainly know where the posts are.
Bryansford, in the limelight lately following the decision to sell St Patrick's Park, Newcastle which has been their base for many years, will certainly not be entering the match with an inferiority complex.
They have tagged together some impressive performances and are unlikely to be fazed by their opponents' pedigree. Last year, Burren failed at the final hurdle to halt the Mayobridge juggernaut.
Tomorrow, Bryansford hope to arrest the champions' progress - but they may find this a hugely demanding task.
Down manager Ross Carr and his assistant D J Kane are likely to take in the proceedings as they begin to focus on the task of assembling their squad for 2008.