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David Clifford

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Replying To BigJohn.6_8:  "Best I've seen at that age since the Laois star Brian Beano McDonald probably has more in his locker as well."
Beano was magic, saw moves ahead of everyone else. What he didn't have was Clifford's athleticism, size, strength and pace to combine with what was going on upstairs with Beano.

Unfortunately the bad leg injury v Tyrone in 2004, being over played as a minor meant Beano never became the senior star he should have been. Then he hadn't a team around him like Kerry or Tyrone at the time.

Laois76 (Laois) - Posts: 1270 - 22/08/2017 23:46:14    2036593

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "How come the Aussies aren't after con o'Callaghan?"
great question...and plaudits to Dublin if they are able to keep their best young talent. Shame the rest of the county teams are not in a position to do this. some great talent is being lost to the AFL these past few years. yes, i know a lot come back but its fairly sickening for smaller counties to see their future stars lost for a few years when they could be planning to build a team around these players if they stayed in Ireland.

Scaramanga (Cork) - Posts: 14 - 22/08/2017 23:51:03    2036596

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Replying To SecretsOfFatima:  "I'm fairly sure the Kerry management team aren't, not only because they can't within the rules, but because it would be a bit desperate and in many ways undermining the importance of the minors, especially with them being on the cusp of breaking records and making further history."
I think he can play because he is in his last year of minor ...... He wont play doh

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 238 - 23/08/2017 08:28:56    2036630

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Replying To Tarismelting22:  "I think he can play because he is in his last year of minor ...... He wont play doh"
Minors can not play senior inter county football or hurling.

Torcaill (Australia) - Posts: 181 - 23/08/2017 09:27:52    2036643

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Can any Kerry lads tell me how Clifford is getting on with Fossa seniors ? I'd love to know what he's like at adult football cause if he's playing well there then he is def the real deal

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - Posts: 445 - 23/08/2017 14:19:02    2036794

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Replying To LeitrimRoyal99:  "Can any Kerry lads tell me how Clifford is getting on with Fossa seniors ? I'd love to know what he's like at adult football cause if he's playing well there then he is def the real deal"
He hasn't played much but what games he has played he's put up big scores.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 6851 - 23/08/2017 14:55:48    2036803

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Fantastic up and coming player hopefully we can keep him in the right frame of mind...


Reminds me of a younger version of Maurice Fitz..

Has that stroll about him

HUP THE KINGDOM

Cankylunt (Dublin) - Posts: 30 - 25/08/2017 20:20:43    2037726

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After watching yesterday totally convinced correct decision to to play the young man , he'd have been battered , Kerry did right by him , will walk into that team when it's the right time.

Damothedub (Dublin) - Posts: 4791 - 27/08/2017 10:34:34    2038495

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Replying To Damothedub:  "After watching yesterday totally convinced correct decision to to play the young man , he'd have been battered , Kerry did right by him , will walk into that team when it's the right time."
There was no decision to make!!!!! He was not eligible to play!!!!!!

Torcaill (Australia) - Posts: 181 - 27/08/2017 11:02:59    2038509

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Replying To Cankylunt:  "Fantastic up and coming player hopefully we can keep him in the right frame of mind...


Reminds me of a younger version of Maurice Fitz..

Has that stroll about him

HUP THE KINGDOM"
Only a better stronger more powerful version if you ask me.

I nearly always agree with Damo but, if the rules allowed, i actually think he'd hold his own yesterday. Maybe it's fantasy on my part.

Laois76 (Laois) - Posts: 1270 - 27/08/2017 12:18:23    2038530

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Some player no doubt, one of the best I've seen at minor. But those who called for him to play yesterday (can't under new rules anyway) need to wake up. Let him develop. Minor to senior is a huge step up, he'll not have anything close to the space he gets at minor level, never mind being up against some battle hardened minds. And what would it have been like if he was in that match yesterday (if it was allowed), that would have stunted him. Give him a few years at U20s and then build a team around him as he makes his way and gets settled at senior. Hopefully that is if the GAA don't lose him to Aussie Rules

Loughduff Lad (Cavan) - Posts: 832 - 27/08/2017 14:31:58    2038610

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