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Is David Clifford The Best Footballer In The Country Right Now?

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Mannion was held today?

He scored 5 points from play."
Fair point re. today. Only looking back over the match did I realise he scored 5 points. Silent assasin.

I still wouldn't put him in the top 5 nationally though.

Defaulter1831 (Kilkenny) - Posts: 40 - 11/08/2019 11:07:50    2223862

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Replying To mayo_123:  "any mention for paddy durcan probably not nothing new"
I haven't seen enough of Paddy Durcan this year as I don't have Sky!!

Excellent yesterday and for a few years.

Defaulter1831 (Kilkenny) - Posts: 40 - 11/08/2019 11:09:17    2223864

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Is DC the best? Yerrah no. Sure what does he be endorsing yet? The garsoon has a long road ahead of him there, so he does.

plike (Kerry) - Posts: 541 - 11/08/2019 11:09:27    2223865

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No he is not. Cathal Mc Shane is every bit as good.

border Gael (Monaghan) - Posts: 726 - 11/08/2019 13:09:45    2223934

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Replying To border Gael:  "No he is not. Cathal Mc Shane is every bit as good."
Con O' Callaghan is lethal. Probably more likely to destroy an opposing team than Clifford. Kerry will fear him in final.

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 482 - 11/08/2019 20:33:23    2224265

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Who cares let's just enjoy the great footballers from all counties

hipster (Dublin) - Posts: 2494 - 11/08/2019 20:41:53    2224272

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Michael Murphy is the best footballer in the country. Second is Con O Callaghan.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1707 - 11/08/2019 20:42:44    2224274

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For me it has to be Fenton followed by Murphy, Callaghan, Keegan, Mannion and Clifford

mayomanic (Mayo) - Posts: 67 - 11/08/2019 21:37:09    2224307

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Clifford has an average enough first half today. I do think he is one of the best players right now & has a lot more to give. If he was part of a professional Gaelic football team, he would be the best right now but because he is part of an amateur team, he has a few years yet to go.

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 679 - 11/08/2019 21:43:01    2224309

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Replying To galwayford:  "Michael Murphy is the best footballer in the country. Second is Con O Callaghan."
Yep 100% agree. ConO'C is incredible. Him v Clifford for the next decade I hope. Hope neither get injured. Think OC is realising his potential and at a slightly better level than Clifford but Clifford has slightly more potential. Certainly Clifford is the most stylish for me.

My no.1 transfer though remains Murphy

wicklu (Wicklow) - Posts: 331 - 11/08/2019 22:26:24    2224325

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Replying To wicklu:  "Yep 100% agree. ConO'C is incredible. Him v Clifford for the next decade I hope. Hope neither get injured. Think OC is realising his potential and at a slightly better level than Clifford but Clifford has slightly more potential. Certainly Clifford is the most stylish for me.

My no.1 transfer though remains Murphy"
Ah jees lads Clifford better than Murphy come off it! Possibly in time yes but not at the minute...

letterkennyGuy (Donegal) - Posts: 88 - 11/08/2019 22:39:13    2224335

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Replying To wicklu:  "Yep 100% agree. ConO'C is incredible. Him v Clifford for the next decade I hope. Hope neither get injured. Think OC is realising his potential and at a slightly better level than Clifford but Clifford has slightly more potential. Certainly Clifford is the most stylish for me.

My no.1 transfer though remains Murphy"
Look at the 2 teams that o'callaghan and Clifford are playing on, o'callaghan slips into a Dublin team that had won 4 out of the previous 6 allirelands and Clifford comes into carry a Kerry team that had lost the best players of the noughties.

Plus Clifford is 2 years younger, could ye imagine if Clifford could have been introduced on to a team like Dublin where you can make a mistake and it doesn't get shown up.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10020 - 11/08/2019 23:04:00    2224347

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I don't think he's even the best footballer in Kerry."
Really....

PointRoad (Louth) - Posts: 99 - 11/08/2019 23:15:06    2224357

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Clifford is a joy to watch and, like all top quality players, attracts unfair 'attention' from the opposition. O'Callaghan and Murphy are also quality players. Enjoy them (if they are not playing against your team) and don't worry trying to decide who is the best

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1613 - 11/08/2019 23:32:48    2224374

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Replying To wicklu:  "Yep 100% agree. ConO'C is incredible. Him v Clifford for the next decade I hope. Hope neither get injured. Think OC is realising his potential and at a slightly better level than Clifford but Clifford has slightly more potential. Certainly Clifford is the most stylish for me.

My no.1 transfer though remains Murphy"
Fenton is the top man..by a Kerry country mile

BlueBeret (Dublin) - Posts: 16 - 11/08/2019 23:48:16    2224385

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No.

lilywhite1 (Kildare) - Posts: 2960 - 12/08/2019 00:43:22    2224399

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Replying To mayo_123:  "any mention for paddy durcan probably not nothing new"
I would have Durcan as one of the top players in the country. For what he brings to the team as a defender and his ability to get into a scoring position and his consistency, his shooting can let him down though. Drops alot of balls short.

But skill wise its COC for me, hes lethal. Might only touch the ball 3 or 4 times because he's so tightly marked but will score or assist everytime.

Keegan shouldn't of been marking him, Keegan is good at tracking players and then bursting 4ward breaking lines, but no good being stationed in full back line. Didn't do well against Quinlivan either. Barrett should of been on Con, probably wouldn't of made a difference though.

Dec82 (Clare) - Posts: 181 - 12/08/2019 00:44:24    2224400

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Replying To hipster:  "Who cares let's just enjoy the great footballers from all counties"
Exactly, turning in a Ronaldo Messi rubbish debate.

westkerry (Kerry) - Posts: 1224 - 12/08/2019 06:56:33    2224417

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Replying To greysoil:  "Clifford has an average enough first half today. I do think he is one of the best players right now & has a lot more to give. If he was part of a professional Gaelic football team, he would be the best right now but because he is part of an amateur team, he has a few years yet to go."
But the GAA is an amateur organisation. There are no professional teams. How could you be a doctor, or a teacher, or a businessman and player GAA to earn a living. Sorry but you need to check your facts.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1230 - 12/08/2019 09:10:09    2224444

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Replying To essmac:  "
Replying To ConnollyDub:  "''but for me Clifford has a level of natural skill that is above and beyond that of any other footballer in the country''

Maybe I'm being biased but for me Connolly is the most naturally gifted player i have ever seen. Not saying hes the most consistent, and of course hes not playing much lately. But in terms of raw natural ability hes the best ever.... IMO."
Saw him playing for his club v Slaughtneil couple of years ago. C McKaigue snuffed him out entire game"
Was it a friendly? Clifford hasn't won a Munster club title which would be required to play teams outside your province

jonjon (Mayo) - Posts: 48 - 12/08/2019 09:26:58    2224451

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