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The Five Most Effective Left-Footers Playing Inter-County Gaelic Football

There’s something mesmeric about watching left-footed footballers in full-flight. While the ‘lefties’ often find themselves at the brunt of jokes, particularly when it comes to penalty kicks, their talent and value is important as it provides teams with balance, especially in Gaelic games where scores are quite often kicked from the wing-forward positions. From Padraic Joyce to Ciaran McDonald, some …

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David Clifford Names Toughest Ever Opponent

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David Clifford is probably the most intriguing footballer in Ireland. Marked out from before he was old enough to drive as a star in the making, the Kingdom captain has done nothing to dampen those expectations following two highly successful debut seasons playing senior inter-county football. The Kerry forward is already recognised as one of the best players in the …

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Kieran Donaghy On Why “Unfortunate” Red Is A Lesson For David Clifford

Former Kerry footballer Kieran Donaghy believes that David Clifford will have learned a “cheap lesson” following his controversial sending off in the Kingdom’s clash with Tyrone. Clifford was shown a second yellow card for an off-the-ball incident with Tyrone’s Ben McDonnell, although replays appeared to suggest that it was the Kerry man who was hauled to the ground, with the …

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Mulligan: County Teams Should Learn From Barcelona’s Cynicism

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Owen Mulligan has weighed in on the debate surrounding the controversial red card David Clifford received in Kerry’s Allianz Football League loss to Tyrone last weekend. The Kerry captain was given his marching orders by referee Fergal Kelly after being hauled to the ground by Tyrone substitute Ben McDonnell. The incident was caught on camera, sparking outrage across the country. …

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Corry’s Corner: Captain Clifford More Than Ready To Step Up

David Clifford has been named Kerry senior football captain for 2020. His status as East Kerry’s only guaranteed starter on the county panel meant it came as no surprise as the Fossa man was expected to get the job. However, since the announcement on Monday questions have been raised about his age and whether or not he is ready to …

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Two Clifford’s Better Than One As Paudie Gains Kerry Call-Up

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As East Kerry stormed their way to a first county title in two decades last month much of the talk centred on the magic of David Clifford whose scoring exploits drove on the divisional outfit.  While the name Clifford was uttered repeatedly throughout their march to glory, it’s fair to say that much of the praise was being lavished onto …

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Allianz Leagues: Conclusions Following Exciting Final Round

With only the finals left to be played in the Allianz Football League (apart from Louth & Westmeath’s Round Six clash), it’s time to reflect on some of the things we’ve learned over the past couple of months.  Despite falling off the wagon after a promising start, Mayo recovered well to make the league final where they face Peter Keane’s …

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Kingdom Ace In Line For Shock Return Against Mayo This Weekend

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Kerry star, David Clifford is in line for a shock return to the Kingdom side for this weekend’s sold out clash with Mayo at Austin Stack Park. According to Kerry manager, Peter Keane, Clifford is not far away from making his 2019 bow after undergoing shoulder surgery in the off-season. Clifford is not the only Kingdom scoring machine who is …

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O’Brien On Clifford: “He’s Unbelievable At Singing… He Just Has It All”

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Though the championship didn’t exactly go to plan for Kerry, one major positive from 2018 was the emergence of David Clifford as one of their star players. The 19-year-old scored a phenomenal 4-18 throughout Kerry’s campaign, including 1-5 during the otherwise dismal encounter with Galway and that all important goal against Monaghan that saw them live to fight another day. …

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Vote: Who Will Be Crowned Footballer And Young Footballer Of 2018?

It’s been another eventful summer of football from the rise of Kildare, to the early exit of Mayo, to the introduction of the Super 8s. As we reflect on the season that’s passed, we pick our contenders for Footballer and Young Footballer of the Year.  _____ Footballer of the Year  Name: Ciarán Kilkenny County: Dublin Credentials: Kilkenny has been the beating heart …

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The Forecast: Your Guide To A Bumper Weekend Of Irish Sport

Brought to you by   It’s August. This means a few different things. The intercounty GAA season is drawing to a close but on the other hand, the Premier League season is right around the corner and the beginning of the northern hemisphere rugby season isn’t too far behind it.  Thankfully, we’re set for another excellent weekend of Irish sport with …

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