It was only fitting that one of the men who has battled for so long for Leitrim would play such a pivotal role in ensuring Leitrim’s first ever qualifier win and the role played by James Glancy was duly recognised nationally as he was named the GAA gaelic footballer of the weekend.
After enduring more than his fair share of disappointment wearing the green and gold James Glancy gave the performance of his career on Saturday evening last as he terrorised the Wicklow defence, scoring five fine points from play.
Recognition outside the county doesn’t often come the way of Leitrim footballers but on Monday morning there was good news for Glancy and his team mate Alan Wynne who were both named in the GAA team of the weekend.
Glancy’s role was lauded on the GAA official website - “The challenge for a team like Leitrim every year in the championship is massive. With the smallest population in Ireland, and being in a province dominated by two heavyweights, to have won two championship games already this year is a fine achievement.
“In order to have days like they had on Saturday, they need men to step forward and elevate themselves. Glancy did exactly that.”