No excuses

By Damian Dolan.

London boss Paul Coggins conceded his side were beaten by a better side on the day, after the Exiles’ comprehensive 3-17 to 0-7 defeat to Galway at Ruislip on Sunday.

After the heroics of last year, the Exiles were brought firmly back to earth by the Tribesmen.

London fell behind after just 11 seconds with Michael Martin claiming the Tribesmen’s opening goal in only the third minute, while the home side had to wait until first half injury-time to open their account.

“We were beaten by a very good team. They were well up for the game – teams are well aware of us now,” he said.

“It just didn’t happen on the day. We had a lot of composure first half; we maybe didn’t show the composure we have in the last few weeks and when you don’t take your points early on with that wind you’re always going to be facing an uphill battle.

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


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