FRANK MCGLYNN has confirmed his retirement from inter-county football.
The Glenfin man made the announcement in a statement posted on the Donegal GAA website this morning.
McGlynn was appointed the principal of Drumkeen National School this summer and has a young family.
The 2012 All-Ireland winner also helped Donegal to win five Ulster titles and was a member of the 2007 League winning squad.
The 32-year-old was an All-Star in 2012 when Donegal won Sam Maguire and was a Footballer of the Year nominee the same year.
“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,” McGlynn said.
“It has been an absolute honour to have worn the Donegal jersey for the past 14 seasons.
“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 I’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.”Tags: