ULSTER MFC QUALIFIERS ROUND 2
Saturday, Brewster Park, 6pm
Ref: Enda McFeely (Donegal)
Micheál Glynn has had a pretty busy past couple of weeks.
He starred in Croke Park with St Michael’s, Enniskillen, hitting 0-7 as the school captured a first ever Hogan Cup.
The talented Derrygonnelly 17-year-old was then involved with the Ballinamallard squad as they featured in a first ever Irish Cup Final.
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.
“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 footballers. Thankfully this Saturday he will be fully committed as the side look to get past Down in Brewster Park.
“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) pulling the strings for them.
For Micheál 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 student has had some major success with the Harps and Ballinamallard, last season he hit a hat-trick of goals as Derrygonnelly claimed the u17 Division 1 League title against Kinawley, also winning League and Cup with Ballinamallard United at u15 National Youth League level.
From representing Northern Ireland u17s and travelling around Europe with Stephen Frail’s side, Glynn has made a fine name for himself on sports fields far and wide.
Maurice McLaughlin will now look to Saturday’s clash with Down and the way Glynn’s year is going thus far it would be no surprise if the Derrygonnelly spurred on Fermanagh to a result against the Mourne men.