Diarmuid Connolly's medal haul is simply astounding so forgive his Ronaldo celebration 7 years ago

Diarmuid Connolly's medal haul is simply astounding so forgive his Ronaldo celebration

The best feet in Ireland, one of the best trophy collections in Ireland and maybe, just maybe the greatest physique in the country.

It was another good day at the office for Diarmuid Connolly. His office is the football field, his trade is magic, and business is good.


St. Vincent's clinched their 28th Dublin senior football championship with a five-point win over Castleknock and Diarmuid Connolly took home is fourth medal of the season. A national league, a Leinster championship and another All-Ireland were the stunning curtain-raisers to Connolly captaining his club to their third county title in four years and, now, they are favourites to go the whole way again.

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Connolly hit four from play in the semi-final and lit up Parnell Park that night against Ballymun but his role in the decider was limited to serving the rest of them with all the charm and etiquette of an uptown maid pouring after-dinner brandy.

He didn't feature in St. Vincent's 15 registered points on the scoreboard but he sent the Castleknock backs on a tour of a Parnell Park and brought a full pre-heated plate to the lap of Mossy Quinn until the inside forward could eat no more.


Diarmuid Connolly is tackled by Ciaran Kilkenny 5/11/2016

The end result was Vincent's emerging from the county once more and now with eyes on making it to St. Patrick's Day like they did in 2008 and 2014.

The end result was Diarmuid Connolly getting his hands on yet another trophy and, my, look how much it meant to him.

Diarmuid Connolly lifts the trophy 5/11/2016


That means, since he has become a senior player, Diarmuid Connolly's medal count with his club and county now stands at 30. At least.

With Dublin:

  • All-Ireland SFC - 4
  • Leinster SFC - 9
  • National Football League - 4
  • O'Byrne Cup - 3
  • Leinster U21 hurling championship - 1

With St. Vincent's:

  • All-Ireland SFC - 2
  • Leinster SFC - 3
  • Dublin SFC - 4

Total: 30

At 29 years of age, Connolly's medal count is more than his years on this earth and it just continues to rise. His skill level is constant but his passion only seems to soar as well.

Diarmuid Connolly celebrates at the final whistle 5/11/2016

Diarmuid Connolly celebrates after the game with Cormac Diamond and Cameron Diamond 5/11/2016


Then after all that, he only went and took his bloody top off too, and well... see for yourself. He's in decent shape.

And we thought Cathal Dineen was the most ripped man in the GAA.


But Connolly's decision to get the torso on show for the photo wasn't any less appreciated.

We'll stop talking about his body now. For today.

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