First-half goals send London into final
By Larry Cooney
Two goals in five minutes midway through the first half paved London’s way into the league final rematch with Meath at glacial Castlebar last Sunday afternoon.
While never having to reach the heights as they did against Down in their previous encounter in Ruislip a couple of weeks ago, London were always comfortable against a game Mayo team and they now look set to clinch a place in the league decider with a final victory over Roscommon in Ruislip this weekend.
But the only downside to London’s latest eight-point triumph was a second-half hand injury to star forward Tony Dunne. The Tipperary man, who was a late inclusion, was in sparkling form and his spectacular solo goal within three minutes of the re-start was one of the highlights of an otherwise drab encounter between two very contrasting teams in terms of hurling ability.
Although London faced a stiff biting wind in the first half defending the town end they were quickly off the mark with a brace of points from Tony Dunne and Gerard Hennelly within four minutes.
For more see the March 30 print edition of the Irish World