Fergus McMahon in line for London Hurling job

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by Sean Moriarty

The man who led London to Nicky Rackard Cup success in running to take over county manager job.

Robert Emmetts talisman and former Meath inter-county player Fergus McMahon is in the running for the London County Hurling manager position after current boss Tommy Harrell announced he was not interested in a second term.

Harrell took over the running of the  The Exiles hurling squad following the departure of Eamon Phelan at the end of the 2013 season.

It marked London’s first season competing at Liam McCarthy Cup level in the All Ireland series and the narrowly missed out on staying in the grade following a defeat by Westmeath. Next season they will compete in the Christy Ring tournament which they last one in 2012.

Harrell, who is heavily involved in the St Gabriel’s club in London always insisted his position was temporary and only took the job as there no one else to fill the position following Phelan’s return to Ireland.

It has since emerged that McMahon, a highly respected figure in London hurling circles, has expressed an interest in the job.

The Meath man captained London to third-tier Nicky Rackard glory in 2005.  The 36-year-old is an ever-present member of the Robert Emmetts team in London was one of their star players during the 2014 County Championship Campaign.

The midfielder notably having won an All-Ireland Junior Hurling title with his native county back in 1999.

The Irish World understands that McMahon, who has already discussed the job with the London County Board, is seriously considering the role but wants time to speak to potential trainers, selectors and players. He has also asked to see copies of the 2013 and 2014 budgets before committing to the role.

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