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“Riches dripping off their fingers” — East Kerry v Mid Kerry preview with John Evans

John Evans talks about managing David and Paudie Clifford with Fossa, and having a number of his Glenbeigh-Glencar players in with Mid Kerry

John Evans talks about managing David Clifford and his brother Paudie with Fossa, having a number of his Glenbeigh-Glencar players in with Mid Kerry, and where the county final will be won and lost. Brought to you by — get 15% off all jerseys with promo code ‘OurGame’.

John Evans says he can “definitely” see Paudie Clifford lining out for Kerry in the near future.

The Fossa man will be one of the leading lights for East Kerry this weekend as they look to retain the county championship at the expense of Mid Kerry.

Evans has previously managed the Clifford brothers with Fossa and spoke of their quality, including the energy levels of Paudie: “he has about four good engines, never mind one.”

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The currenr Glenbeigh-Glencar boss, who will watch Darran O’Sullivan and a number of his other club stars line out for Mid Kerry in the final, feels that David is quite a different player to his brother.

Where he does see similarities is in their temperament and how “they will fight to get the most out of themselves”.

Evans compares and contrasts David Clifford with Kerry legend Maurice Fitzgerald, and talks about how the young Kingdom captain should deal with the close attention he gets on the field of play.

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Carlow SFC quarter-final
– Dr Cullen Pk: Mt Leinster Rangers v Old Leighlin, 7.30

Cavan SFC final – Breffni Pk: Crosserlough v Kingscourt Stars, 7.15

Clare SFC final – Cusack Pk: Cratloe v Kilmurry-Ibrickane, 4.30

Derry SFC semi-final – Celtic Pk: The Loup v O’Donovan Rossa, 5.30

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Kerry SFC final – Austin Stack Pk: East Kerry v Mid Kerry, 7.0

Kildare SFC semi-final – Newbridge: Celbridge v Moorefield, 2.0; Newbridge: Athy v Sarsfields, 4.30

Kilkenny SFC quarter-final – Mullinavat: Mullinavat v Railyard GFC, 12.0

Waterford SFC semi-final – Fraher Field: Ballinacourty v The Nire, 7.0

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Carlow SFC quarter-final
– Dr Cullen Pk: Palatine v O’Hanrahans, 6.0

Cork SFC quarter-final – Páirc Uí Rinn: Nemo Rangers v Ballincollig, 7.30

Derry SFC semi-final – Celtic Pk: Slaughtneil v Ballinderry, 5.0

Dublin SFC final – Parnell Pk: Ballyboden St Enda’s v Ballymun Kickhams, 4.30

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Fermanagh SFC final – Brewster Pk: Derrygonnelly Harps v Ederney St Josephs, 6.0

Galway SFC semi-finals – Pearse Stadium: Moycullen v Tuam Stars, 1.30; Pearse Stadium: Corofin v Mountbellew/Moylough, 4.30

Leitrim SFC final – Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada: Mohill GAA Club v St Mary’s-Kiltog, 3.30

Longford SFC semi-finals – Glennon Bros Pearse Pk: Longford Slashers v Mullinalaghta St Columba’s, 2.0; Glennon Bros Pearse Pk: Mostrim v Killoe Young, 5.0

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Louth SFC final – Darver: Naomh Mairtin v Ardee St Mary’s, 4.30

Waterford SFC semi-final – Walsh Pk: Rathgormack v Gaultier, 2.0

Westmeath SFC final – Cusack Pk: Tyrrellspass v St Loman’s, 4.0 

Wexford SFC semi-finals – Wexford Pk: Castletown-Liam Mellows v St Martin’s,  1.30; Wexford Pk: Shelmaliers v Starlights, 5.0 

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