Friday 15 November 2019

Donegal All-Ireland winner Frank McGlynn calls time on inter-county career

Frank McGlynn has called time on his Donegal career
Frank McGlynn has called time on his Donegal career

Sean McGoldrick

Donegal footballer Frank McGlynn has announced his retirement from inter-county football.

A key figure on Donegal's All-Ireland winning team in 2012, he played for a total of 14 seasons making over one hundred appearances.

A native of Glenfin, he also won five Ulster titles (2011, 2012, 2014, 2018 and 2019), a National League title and an All Star award in 2012 when he was also shortlisted for Footballer of the Year.

In a statement, he said: "Having taken some time to consider my inter-county future I feel it is the right time to announce my retirement from the Donegal Senior Football Team. It has been an absolute honour to have worn the Donegal jersey for the past 14 seasons.

"I have experienced so much during my career and I will be forever grateful for this. From great victories to heavy defeats, I have enjoyed every minute of it. I have shared a dressing room with some of the best Donegal players ever. There are memories both on and off the field that I will never forget.

"I have gained so much from Gaelic football and I'm grateful to the coaches and managers that gave me the opportunity to play for my county. I would like to thank the many supporters who followed us through both good and bad times. It has been a privilege to represent them on the field of play.

"It has been an unbelievable journey and one that I feel blessed to have shared with my family," said McGlynn.

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