It has been a good return to Longford Slashers, so far, for defender Dominic Glennon and he’s hoping for some success on Sunday when they take on Dromard in the Senior Championship Final.
Glennon didn’t play with Slashers in 2011 and 2012 due to the fact he was living in England. In 2010 he showed true commitment, travelling back and forth from the UK to play with his native club and he won a county title that year.
Now back living in Ireland he is delighted to be in another county final with Slashers: “That’s the reason you come back to play football, for days like that,” he told the Leader. “I’m 32 now and I was there in 2010 but it was hard travelling over and back. When I got the chance to come home to Ireland I wanted to come back and give it another go and hopefully win another county title and it’s a great feeling to be back in another senior final.”
Dominic was involved with the GAA while over in England and got to the All-Ireland Junior Club Championship in December of last year with Lancashire side St. Peter’s: “I did very well over there,” he said. “The standard of gaelic football over in England is stronger than you think. It stood to me in good stead as I kept a bit of sharpness coming back to line-out again with Slashers.”
Now back in another Longford final, Glennon knows that Slashers will need to improve on both performances against Colmcille in the semi-final if they are to win the Connolly Cup. “It is a good thing if you can win when not playing your best football. We know we have to improve but we are in the final and that is all that matters. That’s what we set out to do and we are happy with that.”
The last time Glennon played in the County Final, Dromard were the opponents and he knows it will be a tough battle for Slashers on Sunday.
“We won that day but it was difficult. We know what to expect from them. Dromard are an excellent team, generally very strong with great forwards, and we are expecting another serious battle.”
Slashers are attempting to win the county title for the third time in four years and that would be a tremendous feat if it is achieved. The modest Dominic admits it’s not all about the players; it’s a real club effort from manager to the dedicated people running the club. “It shows the effort that is being put in. It’s a great club and so well organised. Everyone puts in a serious effort; from Denis (Connerton), to the selectors and the people behind the scenes. It takes a lot of work to keep the club going. The players themselves are training hard all year and hopefully we will get our reward on Sunday. It’s a big commitment but winning games like the one against Colmcille in the semi-final makes it all worthwhile. We are just glad to be in another county final.”