Paul Flynn (Gaelic footballer)

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Paul Flynn
Personal information
Irish name Pól Ó Floinn
Sport Gaelic football
Position Right Half Forward
Born (1986-07-08) 8 July 1986 (age 28)
Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Occupation Teacher
Club(s)
Years Club
2003 - present Fingallians
Colleges(s)
Years College
DCU
College titles
Sigerson titles 2
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
2008 - present Dublin
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 5
All Irelands 2
NFL 1
All Stars 3

Paul Flynn (born 8 July 1986) is a Gaelic football player for Dublin and Fingallians. He is from Swords, County Dublin. He got All Star Awards in 2011 and 2012 and romped home against the Aussies in 2013. He rooms with fellow DCU team-mates, the Donegal legend Michael Murphy and Aidan Walsh of Cork, and roams graveyards before games to calm his nerves.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Flynn made his Dublin debut when appearing as a second-half substitute in Dublin's first-round O'Byrne Cup victory over Wicklow on 5 January 2008 in Parnell Park. Flynn made his National Football League debut for Dublin against Westmeath and scored a goal in the process, helping guide his team to a first-round victory.

He made his Championship debut against Westmeath on Sunday 29th. On 18 September 2011, Flynn helped Dublin claim their first All-Ireland title in sixteen years, as they beat Kerry at Croke Park. He was awarded his first All Star Award for his performances for Dublin in the half forwards in 2011. Under Pat Gilroy's management term Paul Flynn became a regular in the Dublin half-forward line and was selected as Dublin's lone All Star in 2012. In 2013, he complained about a lack of intensity of the Dubs and he brought amazing fitness levels and intensity to the team. On 22 September 2013, Dublin won the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship with a big help from Paul Flynn in the half-forward line wearing number 10. He played twice for Ireland against Australia in the 2013 International Rules Series.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scully, Michael (29 May 2013). "Paul Flynn on his graveyard walks ahead of turning out for Dublin". Mirror. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ireland 57-35 Australia". RTÉ Sport (RTÉ). 19 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ireland 116-37 Australia". RTÉ Sport (RTÉ). 26 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.