Pic: A quite gruesome injury suffered in the Meath Junior Football Final on Wednesday night (Warning: Graphic content) 8 years ago

Pic: A quite gruesome injury suffered in the Meath Junior Football Final on Wednesday night (Warning: Graphic content)

As the tweet says, do not open if you are squeamish. Seriously.

War wounds picked up in the heat of battle are a fairly common part of GAA life but we honestly don’t know if we’ve seen anything as bad as the injury sustained by a member of the Kilmainham team in the Meath Junior Football Final Replay on Wednesday night.

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From what we can gather from the Twitter account of Meath-based sports reporter Fergal Lynch, Kilmainham’s Barry Lynch had to be stretchered off in the clash against Drumbaragh after colliding with his own brother before half-time.

Such was the impact of the collision that Lynch required a neck brace at the time and was left with the gaping wound in the middle of his forehead you can see below, but before you scroll down we should warn you that it is not pretty, no sir.

 

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When you see a cut like that, it seems a bit churlish to say that Lynch wasn’t seriously injured but apart from his wounded forehead, the collision caused no lasting damage and we’re sure that with the help of a Wayne Rooney-style headband, Barry will be back on the pitch before too long.

Just watch out for the brother next time Barry, yeah?

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