I think that sometimes Dublin fans are way too harsh on Stephen Cluxton. As obvious as it may sound, it is never simply an issue of hitting a ball from one spot directly to another spot where there is an unmarked player who makes a clean catch.
Sometimes weather conditions impact, players not following the game plan, players out of position, players being marked by better players, players not being marked by the player who they expected to be and once the majority of balls leaves the keepers foot it is essentially a 50/50 given the speed that players move at these days. Just look at the distance Howard had to cover to catch one of the kicks yesterday and the controlled movement of others to make that plan work out.
Cluxtons percentages are up there with anyone. One of the best keepers ever to play the game.