Wednesday 7 December 2016

Video: Diarmuid Connolly has hair ruffled, gets Westmeath player in a headlock

Published 17/07/2016 | 16:54

Diarmuid Connolly gets to grips with James Dolan
Diarmuid Connolly gets to grips with James Dolan
James Dolan, Westmeath, in action against Dublin players, left to right, Brian Fenton, Philip McMahon, Diarmuid Connolly, and Michael Fitzsimons

Diarmuid Connolly is once again at the centre of a major talking point after he appeared to grab Westmeath's James Dolan in a headlock and drag him to the ground during the first half of the Leinster Final at Croke Park.

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The duo clashed in the 30th minute when Dolan ruffled the Dublin man's hair. That caused a reaction from Connolly, who bundled Dolan to the turf and a 20-man tussle ensued.


The Dublin forward can possibly count himself lucky to remain on the pitch and his actions provoked strong reaction on social media.

— Aidan O'Donoghue (@AidanDonoghue) July 17, 2016

— Sean Murray (@murrays07) July 17, 2016

— Cian McCarthy (@CianMc98) July 17, 2016

— Independent Sport (@IndoSport) July 17, 2016

— John Twomey (@twomey1415) July 17, 2016  

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