Jack O’Connor warns Clifford of transition to senior

Jack O’Connor warned David Clifford that it will not be an easy transition from minor to senior grade.

“It’s a big jump. Minor level is all about playing ball whereas at senior level there’s a bit more to it., David will get a lot more attentionthan he would have got at minor level,” Jack O’Connor said.

The Kerry U20 football manager said he is happy that as early as now Clifford committed to Kerry but asks for patience from everyone.

“We’d be delighted to have him at U20 but the Kerry public will demand that he gets a go at senior level because he’s an exceptional player, probably the most dominant minor that’s come along in a long, long time.”

He added Clifford and Sean O’Shea will be instrumental for Kerry’s quest for redemption.

“They (seniors) fell short this year, it’s an important year ahead because these fellas have won a good bit underage, Hogan Cups and minors, and the stuff is in them.”