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London GAA v Leitrim

⚽️ High stakes Gaelic Games action at McGovern Park features London GAA versus Leitrim in a quarter-final Connacht Championship showdown.  See below for ticket information. 

Commiserations to London who lost a nail-biting match against Leitrim by the narrowest of 2-11 (17) 3-12 (21) margins, in a match only decided deep into injury time.  Stay tuned here for news of London GAA’s next home match to follow shortly.   

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The spotlight is on Gaelic football this Easter Sunday afternoon as the Connacht GAA Senior Football Championship returns to west London.  London GAA‘s annual home match in the competition pits them against Leitrim with a place in the last four at stake.

Excitement levels have already been running high this season after London’s superb return to league action in the Allianz Football League Division 4.  Three wins on the spin started with a superb victory on the road against Carlow on the opening day of the season.  A result that marked the first time London have won their opening fixture in the league since 2011, and the the first match together in 23 months for Michael Maher’s team who had nine players making their league debut. 

Wexford ended London’s winning run at the end of February before the McGovern Park side came unstuck away to Sligo who prevailed 3-19 to 0-10 with a dominant performance.  However, London bounced back with a determined performance against league leaders Cavan on Sunday 20 March, only to lose out 1-15 vs 2-11 having taken the game to the wire.

Now Michael Maher’s men set their sights on knockout glory in the Connacht Championship against a Leitrim team who are currently two points ahead of them in the Division 4 table.  At stake for the winner is a place in the semi-finals against either Galway or Mayo who meet next Sunday.

The new 2022 season follows a landmark moment in the history of London GAA who last October marked 125 years of existence.  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. 

Will London GAA or Leitrim take the spoils this afternoon?  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 are on sale via the Get Tickets’ link.  Tickets must be purchased in advance, there will be no admission on the gate.  

⚽️ Today’s match: London v Leitrim throw-in is at 2.30pm.

🚊🚗 Travel tips: Public transport is recommended as there are no parking facilities at McGovern Park this weekend.  The nearest railway station is South Ruislip which has an overground service and is approximately 10 minutes walk from the ground.  South Ruislip overground station is on the Chiltern Railways line with a direct connection to London Marylebone.  Note:  the Central Line underground service to South Ruislip is not in operation this weekend however Ruislip Station (accessed via the Metropolitan and Piccadilly Lines) is open and the E7 bus outside the station has a stop-off point outside the stadium gates.  Use the Transport for London website to plan your journey.

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