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Wales' Shane Williams bagged 0-4 in his Gaelic football debut on a freezing night in Donegal

The Welsh rugby great lined out for Glenswilly last night as part of The Toughest Trade.

IT’S A LONG way from the glamour of international rugby.

After winning 87 caps and bagging 60 tries for Wales, Shane Williams made his Gaelic football debut last night but had to brave a blizzard in Donegal while doing so.

39-year-old Williams was in action for Glenswilly, the reigning Donegal senior football champions, against nearby club St Mary’s Convoy in a challenge match as part of the third series of AIB’s ‘The Toughest Trade’.

He had to get to grips with a new sport in freezing winter conditions in the north-west.

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Still Williams managed to keep the umpires busy by getting on the scoresheet.

And he has a trusty left peg when it comes to slotting over close-range frees.

The former Lions winger looked to have made an impression on the local club during his week-long stay in Donegal.

He also spent time working at Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure, with the shop’s owner and Donegal captain heading to France to sample life with Top 14 rugby outfit Clermont Auvergne as part of the series.

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