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Former Leitrim player Williams to train New York for Green & Gold clash

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Former Leitrim player Williams to train New York for Green & Gold clash

Enda Williams

A former Leitrim player will be plotting the downfall of the Green & Gold next Summer with the news that Enda Williams has been added to the backroom team of the New York team for next year's Connacht Championship.

Williams, who transferred to Leitrim from his native Longford for the 2012 & 2013 seasons before rejoining Longford, has been named as the trainer for Justin O’Halloran’s team who are plotting for their first ever Connacht Championship win when Leitrim travel over next May.

Williams, who has lived stateside since 2015, will be hoping to build on a very strong New York performance against Sligo last May when the Exiles led until the 50th minute of a cracking contest.

In a statement, New York GAA said “New York GAA is delighted to announce that Justin O'Halloran has agreed to stay on as senior football manager for an additional two-year-term that will see the Cavan man stay at the helm until the end of the 2019 season.

“O'Halloran will be joined in the backroom team by former Longford intercounty player Enda Williams as trainer while his team of selectors will consist of Gerry Fox, current manager of Sligo NY, Longford's Dermot York and Monaghan's Bonnie Duffy.”