‘I thought we were dead and buried’ – Glass

Glen’s Conor Glass in action during Sunday’s All-Ireland Club SFC final against St Brigid’s in Croke Park. Pic: Bernie O’Farrell

Beaming Glen captain Conor Glass couldn’t hide his joy after lifting the Andy Merrigan Cup following his team’s epic victory. He spoke about the closing ten minutes which were so decisive in the final analysis.

“After they went four points up and we had the black card, I thought we were dead and buried. Between the 50th and 60th minute, that 10-minute spell went by so quickly. There were multiple times I thought the game was gone”.

He continued: “The point Michael Warnock got to bring it back to a one-kick game, it was absolutely huge. Our shot selection all day was terrible, but we just got on with it… short-term memory… forget about those misses, and focus on what we can control. What we could control was the next kick-out, the next attack, that sort of way. It shows the character this team has”.

It was the very influential Glass who popped up with the late Glen goal that ultimately catapulted his team to within sight of an unlikely victory.

“I was lucky to get on the end of it (the goal), I put my foot through it, and we kicked on from there.

“Here we are, All-Ireland champions, it is a pretty good feeling” Conor concluded, perhaps not realising quite how big an understatement that was!