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Glynn plays down Big Apple commute in contributing to Galway's 2017 triumph


Jonathan Glynn. Photo: Sportsfile

Jonathan Glynn. Photo: Sportsfile

Jonathan Glynn. Photo: Sportsfile

Former Galway star Jonathan Glynn has made light of the transatlantic travels which he regularly completed to help Galway bridge a 29-year wait for All-Ireland SHC glory in 2017.

The towering Ardrahan forward starred for the Tribesmen from 2017 to 2019 despite living in New York, although he downplays the lengthy commutes to Galway for training/games and insists that it was "actually very simple".

"To be honest with you, people would be talking to you and they'd say, 'Oh how did you do it?' It's actually very simple. You know, everyone thinks it's hard, it's not hard at all. Sure everything was done for me. The hardest thing I had to do was to get to the airport," Glynn told the Sunday Independent.

"I was getting on a flight in New York, it was five hours home to Shannon Airport which is only 20 minutes to the door of my home house. And my father (Martin) was always there to pick me up. So by the time I'd get off the plane, I'd be lying in bed within 40 minutes.

"So it wasn't too bad. It sounds a lot worse than it was. I had the routine going well. I wouldn't even bring a bag. Just bring the passport.

"Get on the plane. I'd sleep anywhere anyway. So I'd sleep the whole way home, wake up and I'd sleep for a couple of hours and I was sound."

Glynn didn't feature as part of Shane O'Neill's squad last season with Covid-19 complications ruling out any hope of a return.

But the 27-year-old has not fully closed the door on his county career just yet having last appeared in their 2019 Leinster SHC defeat to Dublin in Parnell Park.

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