Michael Lyng

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Michael Lyng
Personal information
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Centre Forward
Born (1985-02-07) 7 February 1985 (age 32)
Cavan, Ireland
Years Club
2001- Cavan Gaels
Club titles
Cavan titles 10
Years County
2004- Cavan

Michael Lyng (born 7 February 1985) is a Gaelic footballer in Ireland. He plays for the Cavan senior football team and for the club Cavan Gaels, based in Cavan town.


He made his debut for Cavan against Galway in a NFL match before the start of the All-Ireland Championship in the summer of 2004 and scored 4 points. He started at centre-half forward in the opening game of Cavan's Ulster Championship campaign in 2004 against Down and scored 6 points in the match display. In 2005, Michael struggled with groin and hamstring injuries all year and missed most of Cavan's campaign. He did manage to score an injury-time free after the draw with would-be champions Tyrone in an early round though. In October, his club Cavan Gaels won a third successive county championship but was soon injured again while on duty for the Ulster team in the Interprovincial Series.


Aged just 16, Lyng began to play for the Gaels moving from native club Crosserlough. Since the move, Lyng's career has gone from strength to strength. As a player for Cavan Gaels he has won 8 Cavan Senior Football Championships, 6 Senior Leagues, 3 Minor Championship, 2 Minor League, 1 U-21 Championship and 1 South Ulster League. Individual Awards include Cavan senior player of the year 2004, Cavan Minor player of the year 2003, MOTH in the senior Championship final 2006 and South Ulster League final. Cavan U-21 Captain 2005. Michael has also one Railway Cup winners medal for 2004. He also won a Ryan Cup with DCU in 2007.


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