SPORT — 11 February 2014

By Damian Dolan.

There aren’t too many counties where five years of service to the cause qualifies one for senior status, but the ever revolving nature of London GAA means Henry Vaughan is just that.

Following Martin Finn’s retirement, Vaughan is now the sole survivor of London’s 2009 Division 3B league winning side, when the Exiles defeated Roscommon 2-18 to 2-13, and whether he likes it or not, therefore, the most senior member of the London panel.

Not that it’s a mantle Vaughan is about to get overly sentimental about, as the Exiles prepare to open their National League campaign against Westmeath at Ruislip on Sunday.

“It was a long time ago. There’s no one left now; there’s been some changes alright,” said Vaughan, who hurled for Clare at Minor and Under 21 before joining Kilburn Gaels in 2009 from Ogonnelloe.

“There’s no real pressure on me. The likes of Brian Regan, Stephen Lambert and Martin Duggan, they’re bringing on the news guys as well, talking to them and getting to know them. We all kind of come together like that. The London county team is very like a club team.

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