Micheal Donoghue confirms Jonathan Glynn absence

Galway boss Micheal Donoghue confirmed yesterday that last year’s star Jonathan Glynn will not figure for the Tribesmen this season.

“Johnny Glynn is going to stay in America, there is closure on that,” said Donoghue.

“We won’t have him for the championship, we are just going to work hard with the lads to get them back from injury to push on.”

Donoghue wasn’t hiding his disappointment with the loss to Cork.

He said: “I thought that with a few minutes to go when we were three up that we were in a good position. It was a testament to the Cork team that they came back to get two goals to push on.

“The goals came at a key time because I thought we were in a decent enough position with six or seven minutes to go.

“Goals win games and they got two in quick succession, which has hurt us the most.

“Ultimately when you are playing Cork you don’t want the game to turn into a shoot-out. That is what it did. When you play that way you are going to live by the sword or die by the sword. They finished strong with those two goals.”

Donoghue pointed to some injuries Galway have, adding that those issues had forced him to try some inexperienced players.

“The game came a week too short for some, we have seven or eight injuries.

“Throughout the league we have tried a lot of players and we had a bit of inexperience as a result. For the magnitude of the game we could have done with players with a bit more experience, but some lads came in and did well.

“Throughout the league we have used 32 players and now we want to drive on from here. It is bitter disappointment, Galway needs to be at the top table with the top teams. Unfortunately, we are down to Division 1B, but we have to concentrate on the championship. We will concentrate on the league next year to try to get Galway back into the top flight.

“In the league we started behind other teams. We are bitterly disappointed, but we just have to push on. Other teams have been here before and enjoyed good championships. We have looked at 32 players, the aim for us was to stay in the division.”


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