Yesterday — September 9, 2012 — Glee’s Damian McGinty (Rory) officially left his teenage years behind. The bright-eyed Irishman is now 20 years old, and plenty of his Glee Project pals took to Twitter to send their congratulations on his big day.
Damian’s Season 1 Glee Project co-star Hannah McIalwain tweeted, “@damianmcginty Knock Knock!! Happy Birthday to my number one Irishman. Love ya kid :)”
Season 1 runner-up Lindsay Pearce (Harmony) wrote, “Happy birthday @damianmcginty . You're the best brother ever. Love you so much.”
Season 1 contender Bryce Vine tweeted, “Happy Birthday to my brother @damianmcginty . Cheers!”
Damian’s Season 1 co-winner Samuel Larsen (Joe) wrote, “Happy birthday mr. @damianmcginty I love you do much man. Promise I'll see you soon”
Damian McGinty on Twitter
Season 2 Glee Project contender Abraham Lim tweeted, “Happy birthday to my favorite Irishman ever @damianmcginty. I love you, man.”
Tyler Ford and Lily Mae Harrington of Season 2 also tweeted birthday messages. “Happy birthday, @damianmcginty! You're the best. Love you!” Tyler wrote, while Lily tweeted “Happy Birthday to a true gent @damianmcginty! I hope all of your Birthday wished come true!”
The day before his big 2-0, Damian tweeted, “So, its been emotional. And for my last 8 hours of my teenage years....im going shopping.” He later added, “The first time, that getting that little bit older, has been that little bit weirder. BUT....still have the baby face. #rocknroll”
The next day, he got on Twitter to share his excitement for all the birthday congrats. “Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes folks! Really appreciate it. No longer a teen!”
Happy 20th, Damian! We hope you had a blast on your big day, and we can’t wait for Glee’s Thanksgiving episode to get here now that we know you’ll be returning for it!