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Austin Flynn

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It is with sadness we here of the death of Austin Flynn. One of the greatest full backs of all time and All Ireland winner in 1959. A truly hurling full back in a time when full backs were known more for braun.
Condolences to his family and friends may he R.I.P.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 1644 - 27/04/2021 17:18:22    2338977

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Replying To Canuck:  "It is with sadness we here of the death of Austin Flynn. One of the greatest full backs of all time and All Ireland winner in 1959. A truly hurling full back in a time when full backs were known more for braun.
Condolences to his family and friends may he R.I.P."
Very sad news indeed, Canuck. I saw Austin playing a few times but I was far too young to appreciate the finer points of defensive play. However, I know he was very highly regarded in Tipperary and Kilkenny, both of whom had great battles with Waterford in the late 1950s and early 1960s. A good friend of mine from Waterford tells me he was also a very nice man. May he rest in peace.

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 325 - 27/04/2021 19:53:21    2338997

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Replying To Canuck:  "It is with sadness we here of the death of Austin Flynn. One of the greatest full backs of all time and All Ireland winner in 1959. A truly hurling full back in a time when full backs were known more for braun.
Condolences to his family and friends may he R.I.P."
I remember hearing Michael O'Heher's 1959 drawn and replay commentaries, that Waterford were my heroes then. The name of great men like Tom Chesty, Martin OG, Larry Guinan, Austin, Ned Power, Francie Walsh, the grey haired Johnny Kiely and Phil Grimes etc echo through the decades. I saw some of them play in the flesh in the '66 Munster Final in Limerick, when though past his best, Larry Guinan scored one the greatest individual goals I have ever seen that day.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3263 - 28/04/2021 12:09:43    2339082

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