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22nd Jul 2018

Match footage shows Daniel Flynn red card incident in background

Patrick McCarry


Daniel Flynn was absolutely crestfallen but he did himself no favours.

It was only last weekend that we were gushing about the Kildare forward’s performance and goal against Monaghan at Croke Park. One week on and the Lilywhites star will be cursing himself after a silly red card at Newbridge.

Kildare and Galway played out a cracking Super 8s contest at St Conleth’s Park, with the Connacht champions taking in a one-point lead into the second half.

Flynn, who had played well up to that point, let his frustrations get the better of him after 44 minutes.

Looking to get up the pitch in support of an attack, the 23-year-old lost his cool when Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh blocked his path. Only Flynn could tell you what was going through his head, at this point, but he lashed out an arm and Ó Ceallaigh hit the deck.

The referee did not hesitate in sending the Kildare forward off and Flynn did not protest too much.

As the game raged on, TV cameras cut to a distraught Flynn with his boots flung off and surrounded by Kildare subs. He will be only too aware of his costly actions.

Over on The Sunday Game, former Dublin star Ciarán Whelan said, “Flynn took a swing at him and you can’t be doing that.”

Kildare trailed 0-14 to 0-11 at the time but rallied to get to within one point (0-17 to 0-16) with two minutes to play before the Tribesmen pulled away in the closing stages.

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