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.
— eir Sport (@eirSport) February 3, 2018
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.
- Shane Murphy (Captain) - Dr. Crokes
- Shane Enright -Tarbert
- Jason Foley - Ballydonoghue
- Ronan Shanahan - Austin Stacks
- Paul Murphy - Rathmore
- Andrew Barry - Na Gaeil
- Brian Ó Beaglaíoch - An Ghaeltacht
- Jack Barry - Na Gaeil
- Barry O’Sullivan - Dingle
- Micheál Burns - Dr. Crokes
- Dáithí Casey - Dr Crokes
- Stephen O’Brien - Kenmare
- Jack Savage - Kerins O’Rahillys
- Paul Geaney - Dingle
- Barry John Keane - Kerins O’Rahillys
There are a few changes to the Kerry panel too:
4 return to the Kerry panel - Peter Crowley Mikey Geaney Adrian Spillane & Tom O’Sullivan
— Sylvester Hennessy (@Slyone1069) February 9, 2018
Monaghan, meanwhile, have named a decent team but they have left Conor McManus in reserve on the bench.
- Rory Beggan - An Bhoth
- Kieran Duffy - Leachtain
- Conor Boyle - Cluain Tiobraid
- Barry Kerr - Cearra Craobh Mhairtín
- Neil McAdam - Na Cláirsigh Mhuineacháin
- Paraic Mc Guirk - Seán Mac Diarmada
- Karl O’Connell - Tigh Thalainn
- Darren Hughes - An Bhoth
- Niall Kearns - Seán Mac Diarmada
- Dessie Ward - Béal Átha Beithe
- Dermot Malone - Fág An Bealach
- Fintan Kelly - Cluain Eois
- Conor McCarthy - An Bhoth
- Jack McCarron - Curraichín
- David Garland - Domhnach Maighean