Watch: Stephen Cluxton Loses Patience & Marches Into Kerry's Half

Watch: Stephen Cluxton Loses Patience & Marches Into Kerry's Half

Often the issue for goalkeepers in dominant sides, Dublin's Stephen Cluxton appeared to get a little tired staying still today.

In a quarter-full Croke Park, Dublin took on Kerry amid what still managed to be a fairly raucous atmosphere.

Perhaps a little wary that Kerry were exacting an unexpected amount of control on the All-Ireland champions, had they been a little more efficient with their finishing, Dublin could have been in trouble.

Cluxton, with no great options in blue before him, decided to send his teammates a less than subtle message; if you're not going to give me an option, I'll do it myself.

Although most goalkeepers seem to believe they'd be equally adept at playing outfield as in goal, Cluxton, at 36-years of age, made moves out of his own '45, out of his own half, and was only stopped when fairly unceremoniously chopped down by a Kerry opponent probably not taking too kindly to Cluxton's willingness to roam.

You can see Cluxton's moment of calculated madness below.


In the end, Dublin ran out comfortable winners against Kerry and will look to next week's tie with Galway at Salthill.

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