By Damian Dolan.
Tony Gaughan returns to the scene of London’s historic first-ever Connacht SFC final appearance on Sunday, intent on making even more history.
The London half back lines out for his hometown club Kiltane at MacHale Park as he bids for Connacht Club IFC final glory against Roscommon’s Boyle.
Gaughan, who played a leading role in the Exiles’ sensational summer, has already achieved his primary goal – helping Kiltane to a Mayo intermediate title and promotion back up to senior at the first attempt.
It was the south Mayo club’s first intermediate county title since 1973, and getting the club back up to senior ranks was the sole reason behind the Gaughan’s decision to transfer back, rather than togging out for his London club Neasden Gaels
However, wins over Sligo’s Drumcliffe-Rosses and Menlough of Galway in the Connacht Club have opened the possibility to so much more. What has already been a great year for Gaughan, could be about to get even better.
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