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Pictured Oisin McConville

Date: Wednesday 5th May 2010

Location: Studio

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Oisin's Tales with Marty Clarke: "I'm seen as one of Down's best, but I disagree"

Oisin McConville


Down legend Marty Clarke

Down legend Marty Clarke

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Down legend Marty Clarke

I have been having withdrawal symptoms lately, missing both my studio pals Mark and Marty, so I decided this week to call on Marty Clarke for a chat.

The epitome of a young footballing superstar, poise, balance, grace and a deadly finisher marked him out as the best player have I ever sen at McCrory Cup level.

He was Down's next big thing before he was spotted and taken to the other side of the world, where he mastered Aussie Rules quicker and better than any Irish player before or after him.