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Kerry captain David Clifford. Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Kerry captain David Clifford. Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

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Kerry captain David Clifford. Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

A 'behind closed doors' championship would be better than no championship at all, according to Kerry captain David Clifford.

The Fossa star admitted that while a championship without supporters wouldn't be "the ideal scenario" he is hopeful that there will be action at some stage this year.

"Of course it would be strange, I suppose it's obviously what drives you on and you feed off the crowd, and get a massive lift off the crowd," Clifford said.

"But I suppose it's something I've been thinking about and a lot of fellas are of the belief that if you had a choice of playing behind closed doors or not playing at all I think everyone would choose to play behind closed doors. Obviously, that's not the ideal scenario but if that was the last resort, I think fellas would have no problem with it."

Clifford is working alongside brother Paudie, who is also on the county squad after a putting in some brilliant displays as East Kerry swept to last year's county championship.

"I suppose it (keeping up training) is one of the toughest things. We've a gym set up out the back, we took a bit of stuff from Fossa and a bit of stuff from Currans (the Kerry centre of excellence) so we've a bit which is keeping us ticking over."