Clarke: AFL clubs will continue to monitor Clifford

December 04, 2017

Marty Clarke.
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Marty Clarke expects AFL clubs to continue to keep tabs on David Clifford, despite him committing his future to Kerry.

It's understood a number of Aussie Rules clubs were keen on signing the gifted 18-year-old from Fossa before he confirmed in October that he will be staying on home soil. 

Former Collingwood star Clarke, who coordinated last Saturday's AFL draft combine in UCD along with ex-St. Kilda and Brisbane Lions player Colm Begley, told the AFL.com.au: "I think Kerry have been fairly swift in trying to keep David Clifford because they're hurting by losing to Dublin (in the All-Ireland race), and he could be a key to them turning the tables.

"His chance (in Australia) may come again if he has another good year or two, but for now he's not on the radar."

Galway minor hurling sensation Jack Canning was among the hopefuls to attend the latest AFL draft combine, but it's believed that Cork's Mark Keane and Dublin's James Madden made the greatest impression.



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