Cunningham hopeful Glynn will return from States for Championship
Galway hurler Johnny Glynn looks set to miss a large chunk of his county's League campaign next spring after a recent move to America.
Glynn left the country shortly after his county's All-Ireland final defeat to Kilkenny and missed both his club matches with Ardrahan in the Galway SHC. He had secured a visa and had been planning to travel once Galway's interest in the Championship was at an end.
It is expected that he will be back some time in April, and Galway manager Anthony Cunningham last night confirmed that he will be available for the Championship.
Glynn was one of the big successes of Galway's summer - his performance against Cork in the All-Ireland quarter-final was one of their highlights.
Cunningham was ratified for a further year in charge by Galway County Board on Monday night.
Iarla Tannian has also been out of action for his club because of a hand injury. It is not clear if he sustained the injury prior to the All-Ireland final.
Meanwhile, the Munster Council have expressed condolences to the family of Waterford referee Paul Foley, who has passed away.
In Leinster, the draws for the 2016 U-21 and minor championships took place last night.
Dublin and Wexford have been paired in an U-21 hurling quarter-final with the winners likely to face Kilkenny, who have Westmeath in their first match. Carlow/Laois and Kildare/Offaly make up the remainder of the quarter-final draw.
In U-21 football, Meath will have a home quarter final against champions Dublin while Kildare will host Offaly. The winners of Wexford/Longford will meet Westmeath and Louth/Laois will play Wicklow/Carlow in the other quarter-finals.
The minor football draw sees Dublin meet Offaly in their opening round while champions Kildare have Wexford. Meath will host Laois while Carlow, Kilkenny and Westmeath have home draws against Louth, Wexford and Westmeath.