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David Clifford set to miss Kerry championship semi-final after losing red card appeal - reports

The Kingdom’s captain was sent-off in the closing stages of East Kerry’s win over St Kieran’s.

East Kerry's David Clifford protesting referee Jonathan Griffin's decision.
East Kerry's David Clifford protesting referee Jonathan Griffin's decision.
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DAVID CLIFFORD IS set to miss East Kerry’s county senior championship semi-final against St Brendan’s on Friday night after his red card appeal was unsuccessful.

The Irish Independent are among the outlets reporting that the Kerry captain failed to have his red card overturned and suspension lifted at a hearing tonight.

Two-time All-Star Clifford was sent-off in the closing stages of the quarter-final win over St Kieran’s following an off-the-ball incident.

The 21-year-old Fossa man was at the centre of the late drama in Austin Stack Park as he hit a key late goal, one of the final points and was then handed his marching orders as the defending champions eventually sealed their last-four spot.

He will play no part next time out, however. Tonight’s news comes as a huge blow for East Kerry, who are now without their star player as they look to win back-to-back titles.

The showdown comes as a repeat of last year’s semi-final, in which Clifford made the difference, and it will be shown live on TG4 on Friday night [throw-in 7.30pm]. 

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