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Johnny Glynn returns to Ireland on Wednesday ahead of the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship.
Johnny Glynn returns to Ireland on Wednesday ahead of the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship.

Glynn available for Leinster Championship


By Cian O'Connell

Galway manager Micheal Donoghue has confirmed that Johnny Glynn will be available for the upcoming Leinster Hurling Championship.

Glynn returns from New York on Wednesday and Galway have also been boosted by the fact that Joseph Cooney is back following a stint in Australia.

Donoghue is delighted that the Sarsfields clubman is training with Galway ahead of the May 12 Pearse Stadium tussle against Carlow.

"He is getting there, it is great to have him back, he is an integral part of the group, a huge member of our team, highly respected within the group, so we are delighted he is back with us," Donoghue says about Cooney.

Galway boss Donoghue also acknowledged that it is a significant blow to be without Joe Canning for the provincial encounters.

"I'm not going to be naive to say a player of his calibre wouldn't be a loss to any team," Donoghue states.

Former Kerry footballer Kieran Donaghy is involved in the Galway backroom team.
Former Kerry footballer Kieran Donaghy is involved in the Galway backroom team.

"Right now his job is to work on his rehab, it is up to the rest of us to focus on our job. We have spoken about being stronger on the collective more than any individual, that is something that is stuck with this group over the last number of years.

"We have focused on training and our preparation for the last number of weeks, it has gone pretty well for us. We are looking forward to kicking off on Sunday week."

Kieran Donaghy's addition to the backroom team is interesting with Donoghue enthusiastic about his work.

"Obviously there were areas we were looking to improve," Donoghue admits.

"I think when you are bringing in somebody you need somebody that has instant recognition with the players.

"He has proven he is a winner on the field, he is somebody with a really strong personality. He is getting on well with the boys."

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