Sligo Rovers have announced a new partnership with Westport United.

The new agreement will see Rovers and Westport work together on player development, including knowledge sharing and workshops between Sligo Rovers Academy staff and Westport Utd personnel.

There have been close links between the clubs for many years, and recent Academy graduates Cillian Heaney and Conor Walsh have progressed to the First Team squad.

Sligo Rovers Head of Academy Conor O'Grady says it's good to have something official in place that will help both parties, and said the talent coming from Mayo to Sligo Rovers is second to none.

Chairman of Westport United Stephen Duffy says this partnership will help the club further cement their place at the top of the amateur game, while the players and coaches will benefit from the assistance and expertise that the Sligo Rovers academy will provide.

The agreement will also see the clubs play in a friendly match each season as well as the possibility of hosting Sligo Rovers led coaching camps throughout the year.