Standing at just over 6’3″ David was always destined to ply his trade in the midfield area. Son of the illustrious Ogie, David honed his skills with the club starting with the U-8s in Strand Rd and moving quickly up through the ranks.
He first donned the county colours as a minor in 2006, graduating to the U-21s in 2007 and being a constant in the U-21 side for 2008 & 2009 – he picked up his first All Ireland medal in this grade in 2008 when Kerry overcame Kildare in the final. By the time he picked up that medal he had already gained senior experience with the Kingdom having made his league debut vs Donegal earlier in the year.
Injury in the form of the dreaded cruciate knee injury has hit him not once but twice but showing remarkable resilience he has put those misfortunes behind him and is now considered one of the top mid fielders in the country.
Perhaps his finest moment came in Limerick in 2014 when he put on a tour de force at midfield when Kerry defeated Mayo in the never to be forgotten All Ireland semi final replay and he went on to collect his second Celtic Cross a month later as Kerry defeated Donegal in the All Ireland final. He picked up an All Star award that year and continues to star for club and county.