Rough news for David Clifford as Kerry name strong team to face Monaghan 1 year ago

Rough news for David Clifford as Kerry name strong team to face Monaghan

The good news, at least, is that David Clifford will get a weekend off.

Clifford came off injured in The Kingdom's victory over Mayo, last Saturday, and this is the second game he will miss. The teenage scoring sensation was also forced to sit out I.T Tralee's midweek loss to D.I.T in the Siegerson Cup. He had previously juggled his club and college commitments with lining out and training for the Kerry seniors.

He showed promising signs on his senior debut but tweaked his hamstring in the Mayo game. The blow came just three minutes after his first point from play in the [green and] gold of Kerry.

Confirmation has come, this evening, that the young Fossa forward is out of the Kerry squad for this weekend's Allianz Football League clash with Monaghan.

Clifford is one of three Kerry players to miss out on this Sunday's match at Iniskeen [2pm throw-in]. Gavin Crowley and Sean O Sé are also out of the starting 15, with Andrew Barry, Daithí Casey and Jack Savage all coming in.

KERRY

  1. Shane Murphy (Captain) - Dr. Crokes
  2. Shane Enright -Tarbert
  3. Jason Foley - Ballydonoghue
  4. Ronan Shanahan - Austin Stacks
  5. Paul Murphy - Rathmore
  6. Andrew Barry - Na Gaeil
  7.  Brian Ó Beaglaíoch - An Ghaeltacht
  8. Jack Barry - Na Gaeil
  9. Barry O’Sullivan - Dingle
  10. Micheál Burns - Dr. Crokes
  11. Dáithí Casey - Dr Crokes
  12. Stephen O’Brien - Kenmare
  13. Jack Savage - Kerins O’Rahillys
  14. Paul Geaney - Dingle
  15. Barry John Keane - Kerins O’Rahillys

There are a few changes to the Kerry panel too:

Monaghan, meanwhile, have named a decent team but they have left Conor McManus in reserve on the bench.

MONAGHAN

  1. Rory Beggan - An Bhoth
  2. Kieran Duffy - Leachtain
  3. Conor Boyle - Cluain Tiobraid
  4. Barry Kerr - Cearra Craobh Mhairtín
  5. Neil McAdam - Na Cláirsigh Mhuineacháin
  6. Paraic Mc Guirk - Seán Mac Diarmada
  7. Karl O’Connell - Tigh Thalainn
  8. Darren Hughes - An Bhoth
  9. Niall Kearns - Seán Mac Diarmada
  10. Dessie Ward - Béal Átha Beithe
  11. Dermot Malone - Fág An Bealach
  12. Fintan Kelly - Cluain Eois
  13. Conor McCarthy - An Bhoth
  14. Jack McCarron - Curraichín
  15. David Garland - Domhnach Maighean