Longford’s involvement in this year’s Leinster Club Championship may have come to an agonising conclusion at the weekend, but for one proud GAA performer the path to possible All-Ireland success is still very much alive and well.
Two weeks on from lifting the British Junior Championship, Dominick Glennon is hoping to extend that winning sequence next month as his St Peter’s of Manchester side take on Castleknock in the All-Ireland quarter-finals.
That encounter comes after the Mancunian outfit saw off Cardiff rivals St Colmcille’s, a club which also contains three other Longford men-Des Gilleran, David Quinn and Martin Flood.
“I suppose we (St Peter’s) were that bit stronger and a couple of early goals definitely helped us,” said Dominick, who captained the side following their comfortable 2-17 to 1-3 victory. “I had a pint with the (Longford) lads after the game and it was good to catch up with them.”
Pitted against the trio, which included his long time friend David Quinn, posed its own set of challenges however according to the free-talking 31-year-old.
“I have known David since the age of ten so it was kind of odd playing against him,” he admitted.
Attention has now turned to December 16 and his side’s All-Ireland quarter final date with Castleknock.
“It’s hard to gauge how it will turn out,” added the son of Longford Co Cllr Denis Glennon. “I have seen them (Castleknock) play fairly recently and they looked strong. But we have home advantage and have good players ourselves so we would be quietly confident of springing a surprise.”
He is hoping to make it third time lucky should the prospect of GAA glory come calling for a third time.
“I have won a Longford Championship (with Longford Slashers two seasons ago) living in Manchester and a UK Championship living in Dublin. I just can’t seem to get it right!”