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Johnny Glynn To Remain In America For Galway’s Championship Opener On Sunday

Galway forward Johnny Glynn will not be travelling home for the team’s Leinster SHC quarter-final with Dublin this weekend, as had been originally thought he would do. 

The Ardrahan hurler has been making transatlantic flights home to play for his club, and this spring he came to an agreement with Tribesmen manager, Micheal Donoghue, to commute from New York to rejoin the county’s set-up in pursuit of Liam McCarthy.

Glynn did not feature for the Galway hurlers last year, but he did appear for the Exile’s footballers in championship action, having moved to New York for work commitments only a few weeks after coming up short to Kilkenny in the 2015 All Ireland final.

He has since been plying his trade in the US as a quantity surveyor, but has committed to commuting for the league champions to be a part of their upcoming championship campaign. Although he will not make the trip home for Sunday’s clash with Dublin in Tullamore, The Indepedent have reported that sources close to the camp say that this does not mean that he won’t feature moving forward in this championship for Donoghue’s side.

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/9/2015.Kilkenny vs Galway.Kilkenny’s Joey Holden and goalkeeper Eoin Murphy with Jonathan Glynn of Galway.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The 23-year-old came on as a second-half substitute in the national league final hammering of Tipperary and was expected to travel over and back for every outing since. This has proven not to be the case and it now remains to be seen how much of the towering half-forward we do see in the maroon jersey this summer.

Since Cork’s shock win over the All Ireland champions, Tipp, on Sunday in Munster, and the manner in which the Premier came up short fresh off the back of their league final drubbing, Galway have shot into outright favourites with bookmakers to bring home their first Liam McCarthy since 1988 this year.

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