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Sunday 21 January 2018

All rosy for Glynn as Garden star bags 17th title

Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

WICKLOW star Leighton Glynn clocked up an incredible 17th senior club medal in Rathnew's Wicklow SFC final success over Baltinglass on Sunday.

Glynn picked up his ninth football medal with the club to go with the eight senior hurling championships he has won with Glenealy, the most recent of which came two weekends ago.

"They are all special," said the dual star. "You always remember your first championship, but Sunday was very nice too.

"We weren't being talked about at the start of the year as contenders and we were eight points down at one stage during the second half, but we kept going, I never really thought it was gone.

"That's what comes with experience. We had four young lads who were playing in their first county final and they were brilliant," added the Wicklow star who joins Crossmaglen goalkeeper Paul Hearty, who has also picked up 17 senior football titles in Armagh.

In addition, Glynn has collected league medals in both hurling and football for Wicklow and a Tommy Murphy Cup, while Rathnew were crowned Leinster club SFC winners in 2001.

He broke his leg against Meath in last year's Leinster championship, but 15 months and three operations later, he staged his comeback with his clubs in August.

Since then, he has lined out every weekend across both codes and with his leg holding up well, Glynn has not given up on making a return at inter-county level.

"I'd hate to go out the way I did (breaking his leg), so hopefully I'll be back involved with them next year," he said.

Irish Independent

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