Tom Flynn was selected as part of the management team for Headford’s Team of the Last 30 years 1990-2020
by the public during the last lockdown and we felt he deserved a post of his own to acknowledge his contribution to the club.
As many of you will know Tom is a passionate Mayo man and a Shrule/Glencorrib native but in recent times has been heavily involved in Headford football at various levels. His first involvement with Headford came back in the 90s when he returned from London and played for the club for a number of years at both Intermediate and Junior level.
In 2008 he took up a selector role in the management of the Junior A team and by the end of that year he was the main man over the squad.
It didn’t take him long to lead the club to some success as we defeated Glinsk in the 2009 North Board Final but his dreams of a county title were dashed by Spiddal in Pearse Stadium. We reached the North Board Final again in 2010 but fell to Ballinasloe.
After a break from managing the team he returned in 2013 and once again he revitislised the team. That year we competed in the West Board Championship and faced tough opposition all the way to the Final in which we beat Aran Islands in Pearse Stadium in a fantastic game of football.
Tom often told the team that year that they would win the County Title and his words were seen to be true as he oversaw a glorious day as we defeated Tuam Stars. In 2014 more silverware followed with the Cahill Cup and a run to the Intermediate Quarter Final. Tom’s final year over the team was 2015 but he has continued to be intertwined in Headford football.
Along with managing St. Fursey’s Ladies Juniors to the Junior B County Title earlier this year, he also led the u-21s to a North Board Final and the Junior side to back to back finals in recent seasons as well as helping out at underage in whatever way he can.
Tom is a football man through and through and wherever there is a game you could very well meet him there, ready to discuss the latest in the world of the GAA!