National - David Clifford to surpass the Gooch?

Replying To Damothedub:  "Clifford WILL outpass the Gooch most likely in a BMW on the M50 south bound,"
Not if gooch is driving a Ferrari , don't forget he's testimonial Is coming up in a few weeks :-)

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts:6029 - 13/10/2017 11:48:09   2055020

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Aye woops, who was it said gooch was a one trick pony?
Well jod was the one hit wonder :-)"
Do not agree with you there. Gooch was an excellent player and won his first AI against an average Mayo team. I was very close to the incident when he scored his first goal - he pushed the Mayo corner back and the Ref did not see it - pretty normal for Refs in AI's -just like the Murphy incident! DC is a very good player and has played against the Dubs just as the Gooch. I do not remember his marker in any match scoring 1-2!!

browncows (Meath) - Posts:1595 - 19/10/2017 00:30:05   2056131

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gooch has done it all. club county all stars, player of the year.generally regarded as one of,if not the best corner forward ever? very unfair on the young man who has his career in front of him to be mentioning him in the same sentence as the gooch. call back in 10 years and we will see!!

kavvie (Clare) - Posts:466 - 19/10/2017 09:08:15   2056148

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Replying To kavvie:  "gooch has done it all. club county all stars, player of the year.generally regarded as one of,if not the best corner forward ever? very unfair on the young man who has his career in front of him to be mentioning him in the same sentence as the gooch. call back in 10 years and we will see!!"
Indeed a lot of awards alright.
However, just a note on the player of the year award which many top players never win. He never won the GAA All stars player of the year which is the seen as the official award.
Clifford is only starting out and may or may not make the grade but that's for many years down the road.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts:1272 - 19/10/2017 11:19:09   2056178

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Gooch was a great and played on great Kerry teams.

Clifford was a great minor. If he's gonna win a haul of Celtic crosses he'll need a very good Kerry team to play in. Will also need management that can integrate some of their recent minors into their senior squad.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts:4133 - 19/10/2017 12:35:43   2056199

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i see Clifford put in another man of match performance at weekend. will be better than Mikey Sheedy

mayoforsam17 (Mayo) - Posts:11 - 19/10/2017 21:48:02   2056376

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give the lad a chance. i remember Mike Meehan and Sean Armstrong getting 3 goals each in an u21 final. Both had excellent careers but Gooch was on a completely different level to everyone else. u need luck (injury wise), a career that suits and u need to continue to develop. a different kettle of fish at senior level. i think he is in the right county to develop though. a few minor medals won't give him bragging rights in kerry!! He will be kept firmly on the ground.

hope he comes through though. was a pleasure to watch Gooch and the marque players before him.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts:446 - 20/10/2017 11:24:38   2056493

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texaco footballer of the year( the original and most prestigious award for gaa players since 1958 will do for me) 2004 colm cooper

kavvie (Clare) - Posts:466 - 20/10/2017 17:32:51   2056652

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No pressure on Clifford so

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts:267 - 21/10/2017 14:09:37   2056796

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