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Jonathan Glynn uncertain about his future in New York as he basks in All-Ireland glory
Glynn started his first championship game for Galway since 2015 on Sunday.

GALWAY FORWARD JONATHAN Glynn hasn’t given much thought to his plans for 2018 in the wake of the Tribe’s All-Ireland success.

The 24-year-old moved to New York on a working visa after the 2015 All-Ireland final defeat to Kilkenny, but returned home sporadically this season after Micheal Donoghue extended an invitation to rejoin the panel.

Glynn featured for the New York footballers in the 2016 championship but committed to Galway this year and made his first start of the season in last Sunday’s All-Ireland final.

“I don’t know to be honest with you,” he said about his future plans yesterday. ”I’ll enjoy the few days here, and I’ll head back then for a while and head back to work next week at some stage.”

Once the call came from Donoghue, Glynn says the decision was a no-brainer.

“If Galway ring you to come home, you’re not going to turn your nose up at it. Galway is my county, that’s where I grew up, you’re never going to tell them go away.

“Last year I wanted a year out anyway, I had it booked and myself and the girlfriend decided we want to do the year, see how it goes. You don’t know what could happen in the morning and you’d hate to see you never tried it. You don’t know if you don’t try.”

Glynn, who works as a project manager with Topline Dry Wall, said the logistics of commuting from New York for training wasn’t as bad as people might perceive.

He was based in Galway home from the Leinster final onwards, only returning back to the States for a few days after each game.

“Two Leitrim-based lads, Jonathon Kenny and Padraig McGourty opened (the company) maybe five or six years ago, and I started there since I went over last two years, and I’m still there. The boys are sound; we work hard and we enjoy it.

“I went back for two or three days between semi-final and final. I didn’t miss any training, I trained hard and I wouldn’t be lazy. I trained away myself obviously, but you never train as hard as you would with the team.

“To be honest it wasn’t really a sacrifice. It’s easily done. It’s probably more hassle driving from Cork to Belfast, if you think of it that way. It’s only a few hours flight, into Shannon, and my home house is only 20 minutes from there. My dad (Martin) is always there to pick me up and we’ll have an oul chat.”

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Is he expecting a home-coming of sorts when he heads back to New York this week?

“There might be a few pints drank at some stage. I wouldn’t say no to that!”

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