Bernard Flynn says Dublin must bring back Diarmuid Connolly if they want to kick on and win a fifth successive All-Ireland.
The depleted Dubs have lost two of their opening three league games this year and have looked a shadow of their swashbuckling selves. While accepting that Ciaran Kilkenny and Stephen Cluxton have been huge losses to Jim Gavin’s side, Flynn reckons the quality of Connolly is what they’re now lacking most:
“Dublin need Diarmuid Connolly back,” the former Meath attacker writes in The Irish Daily Mirror. “After seeing their three games in full, it’s very evident to me there are some shortcomings starting to appear up front that only he can remedy.
“Gavin’s substitutions over the last three games prove my point. Yes, they have fielded 27 players thus far in the league but none possess the genius-like qualities of Connolly.”