Video: Diarmuid Connolly has hair ruffled, gets Westmeath player in a headlock
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.
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.
24 players drawn to the sparks there after Diarmuid Connolly took unkindly to having his hair ruffled by Dolan. Ref books both. Typical.— Brendan O'Brien (@Rackob) July 17, 2016
Diarmuid Connolly is at his most self indulgent today. Showboating and playing like a Dublin forward from the Paul Caffrey era. #GAA— Sean Murray (@murrays07) July 17, 2016
Diarmuid Connolly is a fantastic player but is easily ruffled. Imagine what Tyrone or Donegal would do against him. #straightred— Árd Macha (@Ard_Macha) July 17, 2016
Shades of Tiernan McCann there with Diarmuid Connolly. Dublin v Westmeath LIVE: https://t.co/Y6ioiWtJ3K— Independent Sport (@IndoSport) July 17, 2016
What goes through Diarmuid Connolly's head. He has to know that's the response the opposition want— John Twomey (@twomey1415) July 17, 2016