Roller­coaster ride for re­li­able Flynn

Bray People - - SPORT - JOHN FLYNN

JOHN FLYNN may never come down from his cur­rent high. The Balt­in­glass man is still pick­ing his jaw off the floor af­ter be­ing named county foot­baller of the year and then he keeps a clean sheet as the Garden County shock the mighty Dubs!

While most of Wicklow will have wo­ken up on Mon­day morn­ing still coming to terms with the fact that they'd top­pled the 2011 Al­lIre­land cham­pi­ons, Flynn was still strug­gling to grasp that he was the county foot­baller of the year!

'I ac­tu­ally couldn't be­lieve it. Usu­ally as a goal­keeper th­ese kind of things pass you by but I was ab­so­lutely thrilled; I was over the moon. I didn't think I had a chance but a few peo­ple had said to me that I was their favourite and most con­sis­tent but I just took it in my stride. I cer­tainly wasn't ex­pect­ing any­thing like that.'

If any­thing was go­ing to bring the goal­keeper back down to earth it could have been the not-so friendly chants he was forced to en­dure through­out Sun­day's match, but even that draws laugh­ter from the net-min­der.

Look­ing ahead to an­other sea­son un­der Harry Murphy though is no laugh­ing mat­ter, and Flynn thinks that the fu­ture is bright un­der the Rath­new man.

'To­day (Sun­day's vic­tory over Dublin) is a great step- ping-stone for head­ing into Di­vi­sion 3.

‘Ev­ery­one's men­tal­ity is fan­tas­tic, all the boys have bought into Harry's way and each one of the lads would die for each other now.'

While hopefully such dras­tic mea­sures will not be re­quired, ev­ery­body would cer­tainly en­joy it if Flynn and co. were able to bury a few ghosts and lead our foot­ballers to glory.

Balt­in­glass and Wicklow goal­keeper John Flynn is the de­serv­ing win­ner of the county foot­ball award for 2012.

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