Any appearance for the 38-year-old keeper would see him come up against former Newcastle United teammate Ketsbaia, and the Georgian was full of praise for the Aston Villa man.
"I have known Shay for a long time now and our families are friends. I am glad to see him in Georgia - but I wouldn't be glad to see him play because he's really a very good goalkeeper," he told reporters.
"I don't want to make the decision for Martin O'Neill - he knows better than anybody else - but [Given] is a really fantastic goalkeeper.
"He has been with several clubs in the Premier League and it's obviously good for the Irish national team to see him again. But I don't know. We will try to score a goal - we don't care who is going to stand between the goalposts."
Ketsbaia also acknowledged that his side face a "very tough" test in their opening qualifying match.