Tuesday 17 January 2017

Flynn ready for Dubs Championship opener

Published 26/05/2015 | 02:30

Paul Flynn is ready for Dublin’s Leinster Championship opener against Longford on Sunday
Paul Flynn is ready for Dublin’s Leinster Championship opener against Longford on Sunday

Paul Flynn is expected to play a full part in Dublin's Leinster Championship opener against Longford on Sunday despite reports he had picked up a serious injury but Rory O'Carroll is a doubt with a hamstring injury.

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Concerns over Flynn surfaced over the weekend with suggestions he had aggravated a groin problem that he had surgery on earlier this year.

Flynn didn't return to the Dublin team until early March due to the rehab but featured regularly before missing the league final win over Cork.

However, it's understood he is expected to line out for Jim Gavin's side when they take on Jack Sheedy's Longford. Full-back O'Carroll picked up a hamstring injury early in the league decider win over the Rebels and is keen to fix the problem.

"Long term I want to get my hamstrings right rather than rushing back," he said. "It's a bit frustrating as I injured my left one against Monaghan and my right one against Cork."

Ger Brennan will also miss the game.

Elsewhere, Mayo were handed a significant boost as Cillian O'Connor returned to action for his club. The Ballintubber man made a 15-minute cameo on his return from a knee injury that had ruled him out since March as they got the defence of their Mayo Championship off to a winning start when seeing off Ballinrobe.

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