Flynn injury doubts linger for Dubs as McManamon waits in wings
Published 16/09/2011 | 05:00
DUBLIN are expected to name an unchanged team today for Sunday's glamour All-Ireland against Kerry, despite the injury doubts surrounding Paul Flynn.
The all-action Fingallians wing-forward tore a hamstring in their semi-final clash against Donegal and there is speculation that he suffered a setback to his recovery during training last weekend.
Dublin have been insistent since the Donegal game that the tear was only minor and he will make it, but it still looks likely that he will face a late fitness test over the next 48 hours to make sure he is ready.
Flynn's workrate is vital to crowding out midfield and creating space up front for the likes of Bernard and Alan Brogan and Diarmuid Connolly and he has already been tipped to win an All Star this season.
If he doesn't make it, it is expected that St Jude's Kevin McManamon, who did well when he came off the bench for Barry Cahill last time out, will be his replacement.
McManamon was one of Dublin's best players during the National League yet could not nail down a starting spot during the championship.
However, he certainly made a strong bid for a recall with his display against Donegal.