SPORT — 28 January 2014

By Damian Dolan.

Seamus Hannon believes London can build upon their success on last year by making an impact on the National Football League.

The Exiles open their Division 4 campaign against Wicklow in Aughrim on Sunday and Hannon, who captained London to a historic first-ever Connacht SFC final and led the side out at Croke Park, is in bullish mood.

And with good reason. London’s revolving door has been kind this year with Ciaran McCallion, Colin Daly and Caolan Doyle the only major absentees from last year’s history making panel, while Tony Gaughan is otherwise disposed pursuing All Ireland glory with Kiltane and could yet return to the London fold by the time Galway come to town in the Connacht Championship.

Losses all, but London have unearthed some capable replacements in the likes of Tyrone All Star nominee Cathal McCarron, Mayo panellist Michael Walsh, former Galway senior goalkeeper Adrian Faherty and ex-Down forward Marcus Miskelly.

For more see this week’s edition of the Irish World

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