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Teen sensation Clifford to make senior Kerry bow in league opener


Kerry David Clifford. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Kerry David Clifford. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile


Kerry David Clifford. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Kerry minor sensation David Clifford will make his debut for Eamonn Fitzmaurice's senior side in tomorrow's opening league clash with Donegal at Fitzgerald Stadium.

The Fossa teenager has been one of the most talked about youngsters in the GAA and brought the curtain down on his inter-county minor career with two All-Ireland medals and a burgeoning reputation.

He rebuffed offers to move to the AFL and has been fast-tracked into the Kingdom's starting XV, with Fitzmaurice clearly wanting to blood his new talent early.

He starts in a full-forward line that also includes the experienced duo of Paul Geaney and Barry John Keane.

Kenmare's Seán Ó Sé, who has also been tipped for a big future, is given a chance to impress at centre-forward.

Dr Crokes net-minder Shane Murphy gets the nod in goals, while Ballydonoghue's Jason Foley lines out at full-back.

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Irish Independent