"It's a new challenge and I'm really looking forward to it" - Graham

September 21, 2023

Mickey Graham

Mickey Graham says he’s looking forward to a new challenge as assistant manager with Leitrim’s senior footballers.

It was confirmed on Monday night that the former Cavan boss would be part of Andy Moran’s backroom team next season

Speaking to GAA.ie this week, the Cavan Gaels clubman says he’s eager to start working with the Connacht men in his new role.

“It's a new challenge and I'm really looking forward to it,” Graham stated. “I'd know quite a bit about Leitrim and I'm really looking forward to getting to work at it and working with Andy and the rest of the backroom team.

“Andy and myself would be talking over the last number of years on various things so we'd know each other quite well.”

He added: “There's a lot of talent in Leitrim. Like any county, it's about getting your best players playing and getting them on the field. They were unlucky last year with a few injuries and things like that, but they were always competitive. A lot of work has gone in the last couple of years and there's a good foundation in place from talking to Andy.

“There's a lot of good things in place at the moment and it's probably just about trying to build on that and keep moving the thing forward. I know there's great plans in place for not just the year ahead but for future years as well.”

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