by Sean Moriarty
Following last weekend’s third round London senior football championship games it has been revealed by the London County board which teams will face each other in the semi-final stages.
The big news of the weekend was the exit of current champions The Kingdom Kerry Gaels. They could only manage a draw against St Kiernan’s who now go forward to a semi-final meeting with last year’s runners up Tir Chonaill Gaels.
St Kiernan’s chairman Jerome O’Shea said: “They will be hard to beat. We played them in the league and they beat us by five or six points. To be honest, I would have preferred to get any one of the other teams. There is huge room for improvement by our guys. We played well in the first half against KKG but left them back in to it with two soft goals and the game could have gone any way after that.”
TCG’s Stevie Keane said: “We have to play every team that is out in front of us. We will treat the Kiernan’s with respect. The championship is very open this year and Kiernan’s are not a team that have won it before so we will be expecting them to be hungry. “
TCG made it to the final last year but lost to the KKG. Keane added: “ Last year was the first and only time we lost a county final and many of those players are still involved and they will not want to be on the losing side again.”
Parnell’s will face Fulham Irish in the other side of the draw while Round Towers and Heston Gaels will fight to avoid relegations. All of these games will take place on the weekend of August 16/17.