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Paul Flynn Delighted Diarmuid Connolly's Moment Of Forgetfulness Was Caught On Camera

Paul Flynn Delighted Diarmuid Connolly's Moment Of Forgetfulness Was Caught On Camera

As Joanne Cantwell spoke to James McCarthy on the pitch during the All-Ireland final celebrations, the RTÉ camera wounds its way through the Dublin players on the pitch.

It captured a funny moment between Diarmuid Connolly and Paul Flynn. Both had just won their fifth Celtic Cross with the victory against Mayo. Though, that was not something which Connolly realised at the time.

'Four' Connolly mouthed to Flynn as he tousled his teammate's hair. The delight on Connolly's face when he was informed it was now actually five All-Ireland medals in his collection was abundant.

Speaking on Newstalk's Off The Ball on Tuesday night, Flynn said he's glad it's a moment others also got to enjoy.

I remember it clearly. I said it to him in the dressing room then after. I was delighted that it was caught on camera because it was funny. It was one of those moments where it happens and you think no one's ever going to know about it. It was a good moment.

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Flynn could empathise with Connolly's moment of forgetfulness.

Sometimes you can get too in it to look [at it] from the outside. He, obviously, wasn't thinking about that. Then he says four and he wasn't really thinking about it. Then, you tell him five. It goes to show you how caught up you can get in the whole thing.

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