Corofin GAA Club (Galway)

Founded 1925

Co. Galway


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Jimmy Glynn was a member of the Corofin minor team which brought the club its first title in 1962. Corofin defeated a Galway City combination team, St Augustine’s, by 0-10 to 0-4 in the final. In 1963, Jimmy went on to play with the Corofin junior team which captured the county title ensuing that the club would be promoted to senior for 1964, a status they have maintained ever since. He went on to play in four county finals with Corofin but lost them all. In his last one in 1974 he was on the field of play with his three brothers.

He won a Connacht and All-Ireland junior title playing with Galway in 1965. He was a sub on the Galway senior team in 1965 when they captured the second of the counties famous three in a row, defeating Kerry by 12 points to 9. However, Jimmy never received an All-Ireland medal as only five subs were presented with a medal. He was however, presented with a Connacht senior medal. He won two National League titles in 1965 and again in 1967. In 1967 he partnered Frank Canavan at midfield, defeating Dublin in the final. He also played for Galway in the Polo Grounds, New York, later that year.

In the 1970's, Jimmy took up the game of rugby, playing with Corinthians, where he served as a player and later committee member becoming president of the club in the 1998-99 season. Jimmy played as a second row and represented Connacht at interprovincial level. He played on the first official team from the province to play overseas in October 1974. He was part of the team who faced the mighty All-Blacks in the Sportsground on the 20th of November 1974. Later he played against Ulster in Ravenhill where he marked no less a player than Willie John McBride, who later captained the British and Irish Lions.

Jimmy is predeceased by his wife Pauline. We offer the sincere sympathy of the club to his family and friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


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