David Clifford's star was born a couple of years ago, today he merely confirmed that it will shine brightly for years to come. Clifford, under considerable pressure to deliver another All-Ireland minor title for Kerry today, killed the contest after ten seconds. He hit a goal before TG4 had time to display the scoreboard, and went on to outscore Derry by himself, scoring an absurd 4-4. And perhaps his best moment lay not in scoring, but creation: an outlandish kick pass for namesake Fiachra to score the third goal, a kick that took SIX Derry players out of the game.
A phenomenal performance that was naturally rewarded with the Man of the Match award, and here;s the post-match interview he gave to TG4's Micheal O'Domhnaill.
David Clifford Interview
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Fitting that the final ever minor is graced by perhaps the finest minor we have ever seen.
Clifford may be the first man to have a Laochra Gael before a senior career.