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NYGAA reappoint O'Halloran for two-year term   10/25/2017

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. 

The County Board made the decision to retain the services of the Kill Shamrocks clubman at a recent management committee meeting following some tremendous progress with the Exiles, memorably running Roscommon to within a point in 2015 whilst narrowly losing to Sligo in this year's 2016 Connacht Championship. 

Speaking to GAANewYork.com, O'Halloran said: "It's a big honor to get another crack at the championship and we will be hoping to improve on last year's performance. Big thanks to Martin Rooney and Tommy McConvey on all their help last season. The lads gave a tremendous effort to the squad and we are thankful for that.

"We will be hoping to have the majority of players back from last year and maybe some new faces to add to the panel so we will see where we are in the new year," he continued. "With Leitrim ahead of us next year we will have to train harder than we ever did before to get a result. At the end of the day they are the same as any county team and will be training like a professional unit. That said, we want to be confident but humble going into next year as we do cherish the role of being the underdog but if we want to do what no other New York team has done and beat a Connacht Team in the Championship, we will have to work harder than ever before." 

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. 

Chairman of the New York GAA Laurence Mc Grath welcomed the reappointment of O'Halloran: "On behalf of CLG Nua Eabhrac, we would like to congratulate Justin on his reappointment as New York GAA Senior Football Manager. We are very proud of the efforts of our teams as we now approach our 20-year anniversary of participation in the Connacht Senior Football Championship. The squad have come very close to causing a major upset in recent years and the board here in NYGAA wish the boys all the best as they take on Leitrim in 2018 and we look forward to the continued participation of the New York Teams in Connacht Championship in the years to come." 

New York will take on Leitrim in Gaelic Park in the opening game of the 2018 All Ireland Senior Football Championship with a date and time to be announced.

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