Future of All-Ireland-winning Galway star up in the air ahead of 2018 title defence
JOHNNY GLYNN’s return to the Galway hurling fold is still up in the air with the towering attacker yet to make a decision about whether he will continue to fly back from his base in New York for the 2018 championship.
Glynn caused a stir last year when making regular commutes from the Big Apple to tog out for the Tribesmen – he was based at home from the Leinster final onwards, only returning back to the States for a few days after each game – and sources close to the Galway camp are hopeful that he will do likewise again as they bid to retain their All-Ireland SHC crown.
The 24-year-old’s only competitive start of 2018 came in their historic All-Ireland final defeat of Waterford when lining out at full-forward and manager Micheál Donoghue is said to be keen to avail of his services once again with a decision on his participation to be made in the coming weeks.
The Ardrahan forward is expected home from America – where he works as a project manager with Topline Dry Wall – next week for the first round of the Galway SHC and with two games to be played next month, the picture will be a lot clearer then.
Rumours of an April 1 deadline being placed on his return were rubbished and Galway will hope to have him in tow as they begin the defence of their Leinster and All-Ireland titles against Offaly on May 12 in O’Connor Park.