Sunday 16 December 2018

Dublin's Paul Flynn recovering from back surgery but won't return for league final this weekend

Dublin's Paul Flynn. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Dublin's Paul Flynn. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Frank Roche

DUBLIN manager Jim Gavin is confident that Paul Flynn will be back in Sky Blue contention in plenty of time for the start of their Leinster SFC defence at the end of May.

However, the four-time All Star definitely won’t feature in next Sunday’s Allianz Football League final against Galway as he continues his recovery from surgery to his lower back earlier this spring.

“Paul had a minor procedure probably five weeks ago now, so next week’s game is probably too soon for him,” Gavin outlined. “But I think we’ll see him with Fingallians in the championship, that’s for sure.”

Flynn has been dogged by a variety of injuries in recent campaigns. His last Dublin appearance was as an early sub for the stricken Jack McCaffrey during last September’s All-Ireland final against Mayo.

Gavin’s squad will go back to their clubs after Sunday’s Division 1 decider in Croke Park, with the Dublin SFC pencilled in to start during the ‘club-only’ month of April. Fingallians will now be competing in the second tier, the Dublin senior 2 championship.

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