It has been a brilliant week for the Flynn family of Lackagh as two of the family have been selected on the Irish Rugby team. Both Jonathan and Max Flynn who both played with connacht this season have been selected on the Irish teams at under 18 and under 19.
Jonathan Flynn has been selected on the Irish Under 19 panel while his brother Max has been selected on the Under 18 panel. The Flynn brothers are two of four students who attend St. Joseph’s Cistercian College who have made the Irish teams. the young men’s father, well-known businessman Julien flynn of Lackagh, who wan an All ireland Shot Put title with St. Joseph’s Cistercian College, Roscrea, was also an accomplished rugby player with Galwegians. Julien’s uncles had achieved much on the rugby fields with Richard Flynn gaining 12 connacht Senior Caps, his brothers Kieran and David gaining three Connacht Senior Caps each during their playing careeer. There are few left to remember but in 1935, it was students who were attending St. Joseph’s Cistercian College and played hurling there that brought the now famed black and white jerseys to Turloughmore, giving a direct link to the parish’s long involvement with the Loughrea’s college. The people of the area extend warm congratulations and good luck to Jonathan and Max and wish them and the extended Flynn family every success going forward.