Keane backs Clifford to take captaincy in his stride

January 21, 2020

Kerry's David Clifford and manager Peter Keane celebrate. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Peter Keane is confident that David Clifford’s “great temperament” will help him cope with captaining Kerry at such a young age.

Clifford, who turns 21 tomorrow, has been named as Kingdom captain for the 2020 season and his manager believes the Fossa ace can take it in his stride:

“David has a great temperament. That’s probably the best way I can describe him. Things rest lightly on his shoulder, which is a great trait for any person, no matter what age they are,” Keane notes in The Irish Daily Star.

“Specifically, it’s a huge honour for David himself and for his mom and dad, Dermot and Ellen. It’s a huge thing for him and his family.

“It’s a great honour historically for it to be bestowed on anybody to become captain of Kerry. From my own perspective, he is a member of the team and it’s about the team. We’ll be treating it accordingly.”

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