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7 February 1985 |
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.
- Cavan Senior Football Championship (10) 2001 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2011 2014 2017
- Cavan ACFL Division 1 (6) 2001 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008
- Cavan Minor Football Championship (3) 2001 2002 2003
- Cavan Minor Football League (2) 2001 2003
- Cavan Under-21 Football championship (1) 2004
- Ulster Senior Club Football League (1) 2004
- Sigerson Cup (2) 2006 2010
- O'Byrne Cup (1) 2010
- Railway Cup (1) 2004
- Ryan Cup (1) 2007