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Gaelic Football

London GAA v Waterford

⚽️ McGovern Park is the place to be as London GAA continue their 2024 Allianz Football League campaign against Waterford.  See below for the latest ticket information.

London GAA earned their first point of the Allianz Football League Division 4 season against Tipperary last time out at McGovern Park.  A tense encounter saw the sides level at half-time and they could not be split at full-time either.  A dramatic late score from Cahir Healy rescuing a point for the Londoners.  The match ended 1-08 to 0-11 draw.  Full match review here courtesy of Conor Martin for RTÉ.

This afternoon, after trips to Longford and Laois in late February and early March, London GAA return to north-west London for their third and final home match of the season.  After a loss to Wexford and the aforementioned draw with Tipperary, a first home win is the aim.  But opponents Waterford will have other ideas. 

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London in action against Wexford | Photo: @mossfoto

MANAGER MICHAEL MAHER – ON THE NEW SEASON

In the lead up to the new season, London’s manager Michael Maher, speaking to the GAA, said about the Division 4 tests ahead: “We are under no illusions, we are playing Wexford in round one.  I think they are going to be a real force to be reckoned with this year. 

“Their preparation will be night and day compared to ours.  They will have had challenge games, O’Byrne Cup, they will probably have five times the amount of match practice that we will have had coming into January 28.  We always take the first few games at face value, but the performance is everything.

“The way it has worked out this year, we have some tough games in the middle block.  We finish with Waterford and Carlow, which are both going to be tough opponents going into the championship.

“The first few games I still think we will be finding our feet.  I don’t think you’ll have many teams with a 50 per cent new group on their senior county panel, which we have.  We will still be finding out what our best combination of players is up until round three or four.”

Read the full interview on the GAA website here.

LONDON GAA FOOTBALL – 2024 FIXTURE LIST

London GAA open their campaign with a match against Wexford at the end of January.  The first of three home fixtures this season.  On Sunday 18 February the Londoners host Tipperary ahead of the final home match of the season which is against Waterford on Saturday 16 March.  See below for the full 2024 fixture list.

Can London GAA make it a first home win of the season or will Waterford head home with the points?  All roads lead to McGovern Park this afternoon to find out at what is a great opportunity to watch top-level Gaelic football in the capital.     

TICKETS, TIMINGS & TRAVEL

🎟️ Tickets are on sale via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.  Adults €12 adults/Concessions €10/U16s are free. 

⚽️ Throw-in for London v Tipperary is at 1pm.

🚊🚗 Travel tips: Public transport is recommended as there are no parking facilities at McGovern Park for National League games.  The nearest station is South Ruislip on the overground.  It’s approximately 10 minutes walk from the ground.  The station is on the Chiltern Railways line with a direct connection to London Marylebone.  Use the Transport for London website to plan your journey.

ABOUT LONDON GAA

The club has a rich history in London celebrating 125 years of existence in October 2021.  The longest serving county outside of Ireland, and affiliated just 12 years after the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) itself came into existence, the celebrations marked the contribution that Irish people have made in the capital and the competitiveness and quality of London GAA matches. 

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