Clifford grew up in Fossa, County Kerry, and attended St. Brendan's College, where he won an All-Ireland gold in 2016. He rose to popularity with the Fossa club at the juvenile and underage levels before joining the senior team. There, he became a key member of the side and was described by The Irish Times as "one of the best young midfielders in Ireland."
He later studied economics and business management at NUI Galway.
In 2015, he was part of the Kerry squad that won the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship for the first time in nearly 100 years. That same year, he also received an All-Star award from GaelicFootball.com.
He is currently serving a one-year suspension after testing positive for methylphenidate during the inter-county season. The substance is commonly known as Ritalin or Novo-Ritalin and is a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
It has become popular among athletes who take it believe it can give them an edge over their competitors. It has also been linked to some cases of sudden death. As such, it is banned by the International Olympic Committee.
Clifford had said that he used the drug in order to stay awake during games and practices.
Patrick Ryan Devlin (born April 12, 1988) is a retired American football quarterback. In 2011, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins. He started as quarterback for the University of Delaware's Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens. From Downingtown East High School, he was recruited to play for the Penn State Nittany Lions.
In 2009, Devlin played in all 13 games with 10 starts at quarterback for the Fightin' Blue Hens. He finished the season with 1,977 yards of offense and 20 touchdowns against only seven interceptions. He led the team to its first undefeated regular season since 1987 when they were ranked No. 1 in the country. The Hens went on to win the Colonial Athletic Association championship.
Devlin entered his junior year in 2010 as the starter for the Fightin' Blue Hens. However, after losing his first game as a starter against Richmond, he was replaced by Stephen Morris. Morris would go on to lead the Hens to another undefeated regular season and a second-straight CAA title.
Before coming to Delaware, Devlin starred at Downingtown East High School in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. He lettered in both football and baseball there and was named the District 11 Player of the Year as a senior.
After graduating from Delaware in 2010 with a degree in criminal justice management, Devlin decided to forgo his final year of NCAA eligibility and enter the 2011 NFL Draft.
Ward played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with Owen Sound before deciding to pursue collegiate hockey at the University of Prince Edward Island following a failed audition with the Detroit Red Wings. He studied sociology for four years before graduating in 2005.
During his time with the Islanders, Joel was assigned to play in the American Hockey League (the NHL's minor league system). In 72 games with Bridgeport/Worcester, he scored 23 goals and added 42 assists for 65 points. He also appeared in two games with the Islanders during that time.
After his time with the Islanders, Ward signed as a free agent with the Calgary Flames on July 1, 2009. He spent the entire season with their AHL team - the Abbotsford Heat - scoring 16 goals and adding 30 assists for 46 points in 76 games.
In 2010-11, Ward returned to the Islanders organization when he signed as a free agent with them on July 1, 2010. He played in eight games with New York before being traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Matt Donovan on January 19, 2011. He finished the season with the Hurricanes' AHL club - the South Carolina Stingrays - scoring 14 goals and adding 28 assists for 42 points in 57 games.
In Saanich, British Columbia, he attended "Mount Douglas Secondary School," but then transferred to "St. Michaels University School," where he played basketball, soccer, and rugby. In his senior year of high school, he led his team to the British Columbia AAA provincial title.
Nash was drafted #1 by the Vancouver Grizzlies in the 2003 NBA draft. He immediately became one of the best point guards in the league, helping them win the Western Conference championship before losing to Detroit in the finals.
After eight seasons with the Grizzlies/Phoenix Suns, he decided to retire in 2016 after having surgery on his knee.
During his career, Nash won three MVP awards, two Olympic gold medals, and one World Championship with Canada. He is still considered one of the best Canadian athletes of all time.
Here are some other famous people that went to Mount Douglas Secondary School: actor Ryan Gosling, singer-songwriter Neil Young, ice hockey player Keith Tkachuk, and baseball player Mark Teixeira are just a few of the many celebrities who attended this school.
It is not known when or how soon after graduating from Mount Douglas Secondary School that Steve Nash moved to America, but we can assume that by the time he was 18 years old he had already committed to playing basketball for a college team.
Michigan Wolverines football team Colleges/Maurice Hurst Jr. went to University of Michigan and played college football for the Wolverines from 1994 to 1997. He started at center as a freshman and was named an All-American at that position.
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Maurice Hurst Jr. first came to attention while playing high school football in Warren, Ohio. The future Wolverine star attended Brewster Academy in New Hampshire where he made an immediate impact on the sports scene. At 6'4", 265 pounds, Hurst blocked for Tom Brady when he ran for a school record 2,116 yards during his junior year. After graduating from Brewster, Hurst enrolled at the University of Michigan. He started all 13 games at center as a redshirt freshman in 1994 and was selected by the Associated Press as a second-team All-American. As a sophomore, Hurst started every game at center for the undefeated 1995 team that won the national championship. He was again selected as a second-team All-American by the AP.
After his stellar two-year performance at Michigan, many believed Hurst would be a first-round pick in the 1996 NFL Draft.