Cluxton closing in on 11th Leinster medal

July 10, 2015

Stephen Cluxton lifts the provincial trophy after being presented with it by Leinster Council chairman John Horan (far left) ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Stephen Cluxton will equal Pat Spillane's haul of 11 provincial medals if Dublin beat Westmeath in Sunday's Leinster football final.

The Dublin goalkeeper is already top of the Leinster roll of honour, but still has ground to make up on Cavan's Jim Smith, who won a staggering 13 Ulster football medals. Another Cavan great, Tom O'Reilly, has 12 provincial medals, while Galway's Mattie McDonagh leads the way in the West with 10 Connacht medals.

Asked about Cluxton's bid for an 11th Leinster medal yesterday, Dublin manager Jim Gavin stressed: "He hasn't won it yet. You can ask me that question at 4.30pm on Sunday if we're successful.

"There are no guarantees. That cup could as easily be in the Westmeath dressing-room as it will be ours."

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