Micheál Glynn is the last of three brothers to play MacRory Cup football for St Michael’s but he is the first to make it through to the final.

And having got that far, he is hoping to go on and claim the victory when St Michael’s take on Omagh CBS in the final on Monday.

“Cormac and Darragh both played MacRory Cup football, Darragh got to the semi-final and I think Cormac’s year got put out in the quarter-final so I’m the first one in the family to play in a final and for the family it is a big thing and they will all be there. Hopefully we can go on and win it,” said the Derrygonnelly Harps player.

As well as being a key component of Dom Corrigan’s side, Glynn is also a very talented soccer player. He made his first team debut for Harry McConkey’s Ballinamallard earlier this season while he is also a Northern Ireland youth international.

However, he has made a commitment to playing MacRory Cup football for the school and he admits that has been his priority this last few months with soccer taking a backseat for the time being.

“This year with doing AS Levels it has probably been harder to balance the two so I have had cut down on the soccer a bit as the focus is on the MacRory this last few months.

“Playing for Northern Ireland, I just see it all as good experience and any time you get picked to go away for Northern Ireland is great but at the minute the MacRory is my main priority,” stated Micheál.

The focus now for St Michael’s will be on getting a winning performance and Glynn for one knows all about the bitter disappointment that comes with losing a big schools final as he was part of the St Michael’s side that were edged out by St Patrick’s Cavan in the Rannafast decider last year. And he is determined not to be left with that same feeling at full time on Monday.

“That Rannafast final defeat was hard to take and the feeling in the dressing room after losing to Cavan was horrible and we don’t want to be feeling that way after this final,” he added.

Glynn knows the threat that Omagh possess but he stresses that St Michael’s are well prepared to face the challenge that lies ahead at the Athletic Grounds on Monday afternoon.

“We seen them against Armagh when they scored five goals and they are very dangerous so we know we can’t concede goals but we have our homework done.

“We’ve worked hard and from January to now there has been a massive improvement in our game,” he said.

And the Harps man is now looking forward to the game getting underway.

“I can’t wait, all the boys are buzzing and the buzz around the school is unbelievable.

“It is all you dream of when you come into St Michael’s, playing in a MacRory Cup final and hopefully winning it,” he commented.