Deely keen to get Mayo's Irwin on board with London

March 01, 2018

Mayo's Liam Irwin scores a goal against Cork.
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by Damian Dolan

London Football manager Ciaran Deely is hoping to get Mayo's two-time All Ireland winner Liam Irwin on board with the Exiles as early as this week.

Deely was at the Scrubs on Saturday to see Irwin qualify to play for the Exiles when he lined out for new club North London Shamrocks in a senior football championship preliminary game against Kingdom Kerry Gaels.

"We'll be chatting to him about his availability," Deely told the Irish World. "We always want to bring in quality...he's definitely on our radar.

"We'd like to get him in to train with us this week. There's always a space for a couple of quality players within the squad, but anyone who does come in will train and then we'll see."

Irwin played National Football league for Mayo's seniors last year. The Breaffy clubman previously won an All Ireland U21 title with Mayo in 2016, scoring 2-2 in the final to help capture the Clarke Cup for the first time in ten years with victory over Cork.

In 2013 he was part of the Mayo team which beat Tyrone in the All Ireland Minor final, scoring 0-4.

He also helped Breaffy reach the Mayo senior football championship final in 2015, only to lose out to Castlebar Mitchels.

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