Former Connacht Rugby captain Gavin Duffy has joined the Mayo senior football panel.

Duffy left Connacht at the end of the season after a 13-year professional career that included two spells with the Westerners.

The Ballina native has played under-age football with Mayo, and was part of the team that lost the All-Ireland Minor final in 1999 against Down.

Manager James Horan recently met with Duffy and on Tuesday night the former rugby star joined up with the rest of the squad for a training session.

Horan said: "Gavin Duffy was invited down to join up with the squad for a couple of weeks where the management will have a look at him to see where he is at."

Horan added that Duffy is a "professional athlete who brings great leadership and a presence to the squad."