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Cluxton retiring is 'the one thing that gives Kerry hope' - but relentless keeper keeps striving for perfection

Eighteen years after first senior medal, Dublin’s No 1 still provides the X-factor

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The difference between Dublin 2002 and Dublin 2020 can be measured not just in 18 long years but in polarised perceptions and transformed mindsets. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

The difference between Dublin 2002 and Dublin 2020 can be measured not just in 18 long years but in polarised perceptions and transformed mindsets. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

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The difference between Dublin 2002 and Dublin 2020 can be measured not just in 18 long years but in polarised perceptions and transformed mindsets. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Stephen Cluxton is not just the nemesis of everyone else; he is the enemy of the chronological clock.

On the second Sunday of July 2002, he won his first Leinster senior medal when Dublin edged out Kildare by 2-13 to 2-11.

We are now approaching the second Sunday of July 2020, and the Dublin goalkeeper has accumulated 15 of those medals.