It hardly came as a surprise but nevertheless the news that Kildare football star and Johnstownbridge player, Daniel Flynn is about to a sign a two year contract to play Australian Rules, comes as a big blow to both club and county.
A member of Kildare’s successful U21 side this year, Flynn was promoted to the senior side and performed with extinction.
Regarded as one of the rising stars for Kildare Flynn’s departure later in the year is a blow to the incoming new county manager who is expected to be announced on Tuesday night.
The smart money has been on Jason Ryan from the word go and despite much speculation and rumour, Kieran McGeeney’s selector last term is regarded as the hot favourite (as we suggested many weeks ago) to step up to take charge.
The news that Flynn is departing for two years initially at any rate, is something the new manager was no doubt hoping would not be confirmed but all Kildare sports people will wish Daniel all the best on his voyage.
He will, of course, line out for his club, Johnstownbridge on Saturday against Castledermot in this Saturday’s Joe Fox Plant & Tool Hire IFC final at St. Conleth’s Park, Newbridge.