Galway hurler Johnny Glynn has joined the backroom team of the New York footballers ahead of the 2020 campaign.

Glynn has been in the Big Apple since 2016, playing football with the Exiles' that year and almost helping them to pull off a huge Connacht SFC upset against Roscommon, who got out of the Bronx with a one-point win.

He's travelled back to Ireland for the last three summers to hurl for the Tribesmen in the championship.

New York confirmed Glynn will be part of a fresh back-room set-up under new manager Gerry Fox.

The Longford man takes over from Justin O'Halloran, and is building towards a provincial clash with Galway in May.

Yesterday, GAA President John Horan insisted any redrawn championship structure - under the recommendations of the Fixtures Taskforce - would not leave New York in the cold, even if it would mean they are excluded from the All-Ireland SFC.

"The practicalities of it are, New York gets one game in New York every year. That's been the way, and I'm quite sure we wouldn't take that game away from New York under these proposals.

"We will find a way that New York will get a match over there. The possibility will be that the winners of a Tier 2 Championship will go over and play New York for what would be considered something along the lines of an intercontinental cup."