A Meath GAA legend has opened his heart about an emotional reunion with his daughter after she returned from her teaching job in Sydney for the first time in three years.
Former attacking ace, and current RTE radio GAA analyst Bernard Flynn,(57), was up early this morning to greet eldest daughter Jessica, (25), at Dublin airport.
At 7.30 am he tweeted a picture of an empty arrivals area at Dublin airport, and said, ‘A Dad waiting at the airport in wild anticipation of his daughter bursting through the door after three years away.
Half an hour later the dual All Star, who is an Irish Mirror columnist, tweeted a picture of himself and Jessica in a warm embrace adding the tag line, ‘She has landed from Aus’.
A photo of the smiling dad and daughter followed soon afterwards before the duo departed on an emotional trip to see the dual All Ireland winners mother Rosie who is in Sun Hill nursing home in Termonfeckin county Louth.
From there it was a quick trip to see the other granny 92 year old Mary Fanning in Moorehall Nursing home in Drogheda.
A heart warming picture then went up of Jessica curled up in bed alongside her granny Flynn
with the words, ‘Straight off the plane to see her Gran.’
The two time All Ireland winner with the Royal county said later, ‘ Covid stopped Jessica’s plans to travel home in the last couple of years so it’s three years since any of us saw her.
‘The roads up from Mullingar weren’t the best on the way to the airport but nothing was stopping me getting there, when she stepped through the arrivals door it was very emotional, and the first thing she said was ‘Bring me to see my Gran.
‘It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in the Flynn household.’
A Dad waiting at the airport in wild anticipation of his daughter bursting through the door after 3 yrs away