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Monday 20 August 2018

It's back to class for hero Dubs goalkeeper Stephen

DUBS hero Stephen Cluxton has returned to the classroom following his All-Ireland heroics over the weekend.

The 30-year-old science teacher arrived back to St Vincent's CBS secondary school yesterday and was warmly greeted by dozens of proud teenage fans.

His return to work at the school yesterday morning was marked by cheering students surrounded by balloons, flags and paintings for their teacher hero.

Since winning the All-Ireland, the Parnells clubman has become hot property but has vowed that he has no intention of taking on any lucrative sponsorship deals.

Companies are bound to be lining up to bag a deal with the victorious footballers -- after securing the Sam Maguire for the first time since 1995 against Kerry on Sunday. But media shy Cluxton said he would prefer to commit himself to charity work.

The talented player could earn himself up to a whopping €30,000 in lucrative sponsorship gigs, but the goalie said he is not interested.

Viewed by many as the county's best goalkeeper to grace the field, Cluxton has stated that he is perfectly happy resuming his post at the St Vincent's.

"I've no interest in doing anything for money -- my only appearances will be for charity events," he said.

"[Stephen] is only interested in the game, not the celebrity," school principal John Honan said.

Outside class, the school's No1 Dub takes on his coaching role and trains the young enthusiasts in how to be a winning player.

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