David Clifford voted GAA.ie Footballer of the week
David Clifford has been voted GAA.ie Footballer of the Week.
The classy Kerry forward earned 12,011 votes on the Official GAA Instagram page with Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan second and Tyrone’s Cathal McShane third.
GAA.ie Footballer of the Week
1: David Clifford (Kerry) – 12, 011 votes
2: Con O'Callaghan (Dublin) - 9,626 votes
3: Cathal McShane (Tyrone ) – 5,592 votes
David Clifford was outstanding for Kerry in their All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Tyrone on Sunday.
Even in the first-half when the Kingdom struggled to find their rhythm, Clifford kept demanding the ball and showing real leadership.
Then, when the pressure was greatest in the final crucial 15 minutes of the match, he showed the way by scoring two brilliant points to bring his final tally for the day to five.
Con O’Callaghan’s two goals at the start of the second-half were the most decisive scores in Dublin’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final victory over Mayo.
They were both brilliant finishes too, as he calmly side-footed both shots clinically past Mayo goalkeeper Rob Hennelly.
O’Callaghan has added a couple of kilos of muscle to his frame this year and his ball-winning ability and ice-cold nerve when through on goal makes him the most natural goal-scorer in the game right now.
Tyrone might have lost Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final, but Cathal McShane came away from the game with his already stellar reputation further enhanced.
The powerful target-man tortured the Kerry defence throughout the match with his ability to win ball and finish clinically.
He finished the match with a personal tally of 0-7, 0-4 of which was from play.
Players of the Week are decided based on votes cast by followers of the Official GAA Instagram page.