The former Meath footballer Colm O’Rourke felt sorry for Padraig O’Hora when it came to making the Fossa and Kerry star David Clifford. David Clifford is going to be one of the greatest players to ever play the game it seems and still only 23 years of age. Probably wasn’t the best idea to get one man to mark the UL Student on Sunday.
'He has all the skills, and keeping him fit is going to be key for Kerry'
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“Great players in every sport define their sport like Tiger Woods in golf or Michael Jordan in basketball or maybe Ronaldo in soccer, and this man is redefining the way gaelic football is played.
“I felt a bit sorry for Padraig O’Hora today.
“Padraig O’Hora tried to do a lot of the things right and he ended up having a nightmare game. And he’s a hardy. Fella but just pushed out of the way. Clifford is strong he’s fit he’s agile and he’s very unselfish.
“And I think just before this happened in the second half, Padraig O’Hora had lots of words in Clifford’s ears and I think he should have said nothing because Clifford obviously decided then he was going to give him the going over for the rest of the match.
“There is nobody comparable to him maybe the last person who did such damage was the likes of Gooch here or Peter Canavan, but he’s very much in a league of his own. He’s a class player and he’s the sort of player that attracts people to go and watch gaelic football.”