Former Antrim star Watson steps into management with Derry club

December 29, 2021

Antrim's Liam Watson

Former Antrim hurling star Liam Watson has taken charge of Derry side Lavey for the 2022 season.

It sees the 39-year-old stepping into management for the first time, having enjoyed a stellar playing career which saw helping Antrim to 11 Ulster SHC titles, a National League Division 2 title and a Christy Ring Cup crown.

He was instrumental when Loughgiel captured the All-Ireland title in 2012, hitting 3-7 in the final victory over Edenderry of Offaly.

After moving to England, Watson inspired Warwickshire to a first Lory Meagher title in 2017 after the Exiles defeated Leitrim by 0-17 to 0-10 at Croke Park.

His playing pedigree will no doubt bring something to Lavey and, in a Twitter post last week, Watson pledged to “ leave no stone unturned” with the Derry outfit.

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