The Michael Laffan Tournament has become synonomous among our younger members as a day of fun, sport, sunshine and ice cream. It is however important to remember the man in whose honour the annual tournament takes place- a long serving clubman who sadly left us in 2013. With this in mind his daughter Marie was kind enough to put a few words together in his memory. 

 “Michael was a distinguished member of Glynn-Barntown GAA Club over most of his lifetime as both a player and later as a selector and administrator.  He held most positions within the Club including Chairman, Secretary and also managed numerous teams.  He was a selector in 1987 with the Intermediate team that made the breakthrough to Senior level. He also served as a county U21 hurling selector in the late 1970’s.  He left behind his loving wife Marie, who was well accustomed to finding a set of jerseys in the house that needed washing and also his four sons Martin, Michael, Garry and Paul, (Garry won an All-Ireland medal in 1996 with Wexford, which brought a great sense of pride to Michael) and three daughters Liz, Marie and Louise.  The GAA gene has well and truly been passed on to his grandchildren now, some of whom play for Glynn-Barntown and St. Brigids, Blackwater.  The family are extremely honoured to be a part of the Michael Laffan Memorial Tournament and it means a great deal to them that it was set up by the club, it just shows the great respect and admiration that Michael left behind when he passed away in 2013.”