By David Hennessy
The new London hurling manager has been confirmed with Fergus McMahon ratified at the county board meeting on Monday November 10.
A statement from the London County Board reads: “London County Board are delighted to appoint Fergus McMahon as manager of the Senior Hurling Team. Having represented London with distinction during his playing career we believe that Fergus has the skills necessary to bring further success to London Hurling in 2015. We’re looking forward to working with Fergus, his backroom team and the players and look forward to the coming year ahead”.
Fergus captained London’s hurlers to Nicky Rackard victory in 2005. He also played for London in the 2009 final of that competition that London lost narrowly to his native county of Meath. Had McMahon not been stretchered off in the closing stages of that game, the result could have different.
Fergus has also led his London club to Croke Park success when he won the All-Ireland Intermediate Championship with Robert Emmetts in 2007.
He has also played football with Tir Chonaill Gaels and London.
London will play their hurling in the Christy Ring Cup next year after being relegated after two years in the Liam MacCarthy. Fergus succeeds Tommy Harrell who took charge of their last championship campaign after Eamonn Phelan departed after 2013.