FANS Of the Oscars and other such award ceremonies are well used to seeing the recipients feign surprise.
When Conor Flannery heard he was set to be named the Junior C footballer of the year, his reaction was one of genuine astonishment because, in his own words; 'I only played about one game!'.
It would be fair to say that the forward and his lethal feet were used sparingly by Bray Emmets on their march to the Junior C championship this season but when his talents were called upon; he did not disappoint.
For their final clash with Blessington, Flannery was handed a starting berth and he put on a man of the display as he bagged 2-3 to help them lift the trophy.
Displays like that would make one believe that Flannery could still mix it with the big boys but what does the man himself reckon? 'My back hasn't been great so I'm trying to get that right. I'd hope to play that level again but hoping can only get you so far!'
A recent holiday in Japan could well have helped to ease his back worries but only time will tell whether Flannery will remain a big fish in a small pond or have a crack at reliving his former glories.