Micheal Glynn – Interview
Electric Ireland Ulster Minor Football Championship Qualifiers Round 2
Fermanagh v Down
Saturday May 11th
Brewster Park, Enniskillen @ 6pm
Referee – Enda McFeely (Donegal)
17 year old Micheal Glynn has had a pretty busy past couple of weeks.
From starring in Croke Park with St Michaels Enniskillen he hit 0-7 that seen the school capture a first ever Hogan Cup success.
The talented Derrygonnelly schoolboy was then involved with the Ballinamallard squad as they featured in a first ever Irish Cup Final for the small Fermanagh village which seen them defeated in the Final by Crusaders 3-0.
Glynn admits it’s been an amazing time, “To be honest it’s all just a bit surreal, we as a group never actually had any thoughts at all of winning the Hogan cup, we got through the MacRory cup, taking it game by game and next minute we were in the Final at Croke Park. The win was all for Mr Corrigan and it was just a really unbelievable moment.”
He continued, “The celebrations in St Michael’s went on a while and then we had a really good presentation in the school and even had a sing song from Mr Corrigan as he belted out The Gambler. Really it’s been amazing, from getting Man of the Match, the school winning a first ever Hogan Cup – just brilliant.”
Glynn has became a well known name throughout the County and further afield in recent weeks because of his success, however he has been unable to commit any time with the Fermanagh Minor football team but thankfully this Saturday he will be fully committed in trying to get past Down in Brewster Park.
He stated, “I was disappointed to miss the Cavan game, I had season commitments to Ballinamallard United so I am really looking forward to Saturday and the challenge of Down. We are a good team and actually played really well against Cavan but in the second half it just didn’t seem to get going.”
Fermanagh come into Saturday’s game after losing to the Breffni County, 2-14 to 1-7. While Down also come into the Qualifiers after a defeat against Monaghan in Clones, 1-13 to 1-10.
Fermanagh will hope Lawrence McKeown can shake off injury to come back into the starting 15, while Down will have talented players such as Ryan Magill (Burren), Sean Og McCusker (Kilcoo), Ronan Campbell (Tullylish) and Niall Sloan (Longstone).
For Micheal Glynn though his busy period shows no signs of ending, he starts into four exams next week so at present there is plenty of studying going on at home in Derrygonnelly.
The St Michael’s Enniskillen student has had some major success with Derrygonnelly Harps and Ballinamallard, last season he hit a hat-trick of goals as Derrygonnelly claimed the Under-17 Division 1 League title against Kinawley, while the talented teenager has also won League and Cup with Ballinamallard United at Under-15 National Youth League Level.
From representing Northern Ireland Under-17’s and travelling around Europe with Stephen Frail’s side, Glynn has made a fine name for himself.
Maurice McLaughlin will now look to Saturday’s clash with Down and the way Glynn’s year is going thus far it would be of no surprise if the Derrygonnelly man can spur on Fermanagh for a much needed win against the Mourne County.