Late goal denies London after gallant display

London 1-13, Limerick 1-16
Limerick 1-16 – 1-13 London

Limerick 1-16

London 1-13

By Larry Cooney at the Gaelic Grounds

London’s championship campaign is over after a three-point defeat by Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds last Saturday afternoon.

After the highs of a historic Connacht SFC final appearance last Summer, the Exiles had managed to bow out of this year’s competition even before Sligo – the team they defeated so dramatically in Ruislip last May, had opened their own championship campaign but not before a gallant display especially in the second half after the visitors trailed at one stage by seven points.

But while it is an early elimination for London, Paul Coggins’ charges certainly didn’t go down without a fight in this clash against the Munster men, which was played before just 607 spectators.

The Treaty men were made to battle all the way and for much of the second half the momentum was with the Exiles until Limerick substitute Ger Hegarty’s goal eleven minutes from the end of normal time.

For more see this week’s edition of the Irish World


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