right decision | 

Kerry's David Clifford has no regrets about turning down several offers to play Aussie rules

Kerry star David Clifford says he is happy enough with his decision not to move to the AFL and remain with Kerry in the hope of bringing them to All-Ireland glory. Photo: Sportsfile

Michael Verney

David Clifford has no regrets about turning down several offers from the AFL to instead play football with Kerry.

Clifford was coveted by AFL clubs on the back of his sensational exploits with the Kerry minors in 2016 and ’17, but the three-time All-Star stayed loyal to the Kingdom cause.

“Not particularly,” Clifford said when asked if he had any regrets about not making the switch to AFL. “Maybe when you’re stuck into an assignment in college, that is the only time. I’m happy enough with my decision.”

One player who was lost to the AFL, however, is Mark O’Connor – with the 2015 All-Ireland-winning minor captain making a name for himself with the Geelong Cats. Clifford has never played for Kerry alongside the Dingle native, but he hopes to some day.

“He’s flying it. The Dingle lads are in constant contact with him. He’s doing an unbelievable job in fairness to him and it’d be brilliant (to play with him), but I don’t know,” said Clifford.

Today's Headlines

More GAA

Download the Sunday World app

Now download the free app for all the latest Sunday World News, Crime, Irish Showbiz and Sport. Available on Apple and Android devices

WatchMore Videos