McGlynn announces intercounty retirement

FRANK McGlynn has announced his intercounty retirement after 14 seasons representing the Donegal senior football team.

McGlynn was a firm favourite among the county’s supporters and he helped Donegal to five Ulster titles and the All-Ireland in 2012.

The Glenfin man was terrific in 2012 when he won an All-Star and was nominated for Footballer of the Year.


A versatile player, who lined out at corner-back, half-back, and in the half-forward line on occassion, McGlynn was respected as a stylish but tough performer, who was always good for a point or two when wearing the green and gold jersey.

McGlynn played well for Donegal in 2019, but did have his struggles with injury, and has now decided that the time is right to step away.

“Having taken some time to consider my inter-county future I feel it is the right time to announce my retirement from the Donegal Senior Football Team. It has been an absolute honour to have worn the Donegal jersey for the past 14 seasons,” he said in a statement.

“I have experienced so much during my career and I will be forever grateful for this. From great victories to heavy defeats, I have enjoyed every minute of it. I have shared a dressing room with some of the best Donegal players ever. There are memories both on and off the field that I will never forget.

“I have gained so much from Gaelic football and Iā€™m grateful to the coaches and managers that gave me the opportunity to play for my county. I would like to thank the many supporters who followed us through both good and bad times. It has been a privilege to represent them on the field of play.

“I thank everyone in CLG Gleann Fhinne who put me in a position to represent my county and I look forward to a future of playing and coaching in the club where it all began.

“I thank my parents and family for their constant support and encouragement. To my wife Diane and my three children Harry, Gracie and Lucas, who have made many sacrifices to allow me to pursue an inter-county career. It has been an unbelievable journey and one that I feel blessed to have shared with my family.


“Finally, I would like to wish Declan Bonner and Donegal of 2020 the very best of luck. I look forward to supporting them in their quest for further Ulster and All Ireland success.”

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