Oh so close

By Damian Dolan.

Tommy Harrell heaped praise on his players after London’s heartbreaking draw with Carlow at Ruislip on Sunday, which saw the Exiles denied a famous victory in the dying seconds.

Marty Kavanagh’s late strike in added time secured the visitors a 2-17 a piece draw, although London’s Peter Phelan did have one last-gasp chance to win it for the home side, only for his shot to drift wide and the final whistle saw London’s players slump to the Ruislip pitch in disappointment.

“I’m very, very proud of the lads. It was a fantastic performance by every individual out there today,” said London joint manager Harrell. “I suppose at the start of the game we would have taken a draw, but on the balance of play we definitely deserved to win.

“It’s one of the best performances over the last five years, especially when you think we were without our best player in Brian Regan. It was a fantastic effort and it’s something for us to build on for the rest of the Leinster Championship.”

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




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