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London Town

Photo: @mayonewssport The team may not be flying over until tomorrow but, by all accounts, the travelling support heading for Ruislip on Sunday started to make landfall in significant numbers over in London today. I’m heading in the opposite direction myself tomorrow – will the county be completely empty by then, I wonder? – but, clearly, the main traffic flow this […]

London name their team

Photo: London GAA Facebook The city slickers from across the water have named their team to face us on Sunday and, like us, they’ve released details of their full match-day panel of 26, which is as follows: London (Connacht SFC quarter-final v Mayo 29/5/2016): Gavin McEvoy (Tir Chonaill Gaels); Philip Butler (Tir Chonaill Gaels), Caoimhin Carty (Kingdom Kerry Gaels), Ciaran […]

London eye

Right, we’re now in countdown mode ahead of our first championship outing of 2016, our first summer campaign clash under Stephen Rochford’s management, the first fixture in what we all hope will be a championship campaign to remember. For the right reasons. And it all starts at 3pm over in Ruislip next Sunday. I love London. I first got to see […]

Connacht championship launch

Photo: Connacht GAA There I was yesterday tap-tapping away wondering about when the Connacht championship launch might be happening when at about the same time the lads were out in their finery over in Bekan, the rushes tickling their bare legs as they formally set in motion the 2016 battle for the Nestor Cup. The launch has spawned a fair amount of […]

Global connectivity and Galway (not forgetting London)

Photo: engadget.com The draws for the 2016 provincial championships were held last night – several months too early, as per usual with the GAA – but I haven’t had much time to think about the pairings. This is because bits of the internet, in particular the bit connecting the EU to the US, got a bad dose of constipation yesterday […]

Mayo 5-11 London 0-10: historic final, disjointed performance

There was certainly an air of history around McHale Park for much of the afternoon today, with London’s first ever appearance in a Connacht final resulting in the kind of pre-match pageantry you’d normally expect to see on All-Ireland final day. The warm, muggy weather – though it remained mercifully overcast throughout – added to the unreal air surrounding this […]