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Ouch! Diarmuid Connolly got whacked full in the face by Bernard Brogan's powerful volley

This is not how he imagined his day in front of Hill 16 going.

SCORING A GOAL in front of Hill 16 is one of the sweetest feelings a Dublin footballer can imagine.

Getting whacked in the face and almost preventing a Dublin goal in front of Hill 16 is quite the opposite.

Diarmuid Connolly experienced both in today’s one-sided first half against Kildare.

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Fortunately for Connolly in the first instance, the umpire was quick to raise the green flag while he buried his burning face in the grass behind the goal-line.

And the forward shook off the blow and delivered a killer blow to Kildare’s chances before the break.

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