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London thrown away a 15 point lead with a few minutes to go. What on earth happened at half time?

square_ball_ref (UK) - Posts: 127 - 30/06/2013 17:07:08    1419157

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London hold on to win by a point. Spectacular comeback by Leitrim but not enough. FT 1-13 to 2-11. Congrats to London!!!

square_ball_ref (UK) - Posts: 127 - 30/06/2013 17:16:40    1419168

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Sounded like the Sligo game all over again with London having next to no possession the last 20 or so. Great result though and hope a fair few make it over for the final.

Early marker for followers of PaddyKeenan's LOCKS is to target London on the first half handicap for the final.

PaddyKeenan (UK) - Posts: 36 - 30/06/2013 17:21:57    1419179

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Congrats London, an amazing achievement!

scruff (UK) - Posts: 467 - 30/06/2013 18:50:26    1419357

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Great win London, congrats.

TheGateKeeper (Tyrone) - Posts: 2843 - 30/06/2013 19:12:03    1419397

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Great win for London today, as a Wexford man, am wondering whether or not Lloyd Colfer is still in london, he was flying it in the league, and didn't see him down to play in any of the two leitrim games, injured, left london or just dropped.......... A good footballer on his day

rossytilidie (Wexford) - Posts: 253 - 30/06/2013 19:28:35    1419425

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Congrats to London. Need to work on the second half if we are to beat Mayo. What a great position to be in. Win or lose we get a 5th game. Now that is history.That wind towards to Cemetery end must have been a major factor. I thought some of the movements and KICKED passes were as good as I have seen this year. The qualifiers are AI and not Connacht, so could we get a game at Ruislip ....If required?

CocknyTribesman (UK) - Posts: 192 - 30/06/2013 19:35:09    1419443

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Great win, ref gave London no favours in the last 10 minutes but they held on, fair play to them.

Faithfull (Offaly) - Posts: 573 - 30/06/2013 19:59:51    1419493

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Well done London, we left ourselves too much to do in second half. Fantastic first half by ye. We played second half missing 9 first choice players through injury and suspension, but no excuses because the best team over the two games won.

Would fear for ye (as I would for us had we won) against Mayo. Look forward to meeting again in the championship when we will hopefully have a full hand to play with and a different result than today hopefully

leitrim4sam (Leitrim) - Posts: 429 - 30/06/2013 21:04:01    1419626

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Great day for London GAA, should be a great weekend in 3 weeks time - will be watching out for the ht handicap lines Paddy Keenan, you're spot on there.

hnigelfaragean (UK) - Posts: 5 - 01/07/2013 09:46:38    1419909

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Well done London.

mayojoe (Mayo) - Posts: 262 - 01/07/2013 12:01:40    1420194

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Congrats on ur historical achievement

royalpainter (Meath) - Posts: 874 - 01/07/2013 13:28:58    1420368

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Well done to all concerned. A lot of guys behind the scenes at club level and board level will take great pride in this success after what I'm sure was many tough years slogging away keeping the game going over there when numbers were thin on the ground.

Would anyone be able to list the squad and their home counties? I often wonder where lads have originally come from.

ringo (Wexford) - Posts: 384 - 01/07/2013 16:15:18    1420710

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A Meath supporter living in London, very well done to London yesterday, a great achievement! Very best of luck in the Connaught Final.

Meath1986 (Dublin) - Posts: 247 - 01/07/2013 19:48:47    1421021

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Ringo see below for where the players are from

http://www.irishtimes.com/blogs/generationemigration/2013/05/31/the-wild-geese-at-the-heart-of-london-gaa/

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 1774 - 02/07/2013 09:18:53    1421219

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Story of the championship. Great stuff and well done to all involved in London GAA. Fantastic achievement for the players, managers, mentors. Enjoy the Connacht final whatever happens in it.

tribeinbrum (Galway) - Posts: 4141 - 02/07/2013 09:58:25    1421247

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The journey of the 2013 London Footballers will be remembered forever and a day no matter what happens from here. For all those who have been involved with the GAA and the promotion of our beloved games over here, Sunday was a day that brought a tear to the eye. Football is more than just a game in London and London is like no other county. You have to be part of the GAA in London to understand it. Look at Sunday, you have Mayo fellas, Cavan fellas, Dublin fellas, Longford fellas, Down etc all together on the field representing their love of the GAA and keeping their love of home and the game alive through representing London. And of course you have young Butler who is the only London born fella on the panel and that's wonderful to see. It was tremendous to see the London players at the final whistle on Sunday. I mean they have achieved the so called impossible dream, and that dream was to be taken "SERIOUSLY" by the people at home in Ireland. Those 26 players have ensured London football will be respected and taken seriously from now on. London in a Connaught Final is unbelievable and although in Mayo they face one of the top 4 or 5 sides in Ireland….you just never know. Even then they will be able to say they have played in a Connaught Final and will be only one game away from Croke Park if they go into a qualifier .

BannerBoy2013 (Clare) - Posts: 325 - 02/07/2013 10:29:52    1421276

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Well done London and look forward to welcoming ye to Castlebar. Should be a great occasion. Very disappointing to hear that Mark Gottsche will miss the final. Shame for him after all the hard work he has but in.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9853 - 02/07/2013 11:30:42    1421351

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Thanks Rosineri1 - an interesting read.

ringo (Wexford) - Posts: 384 - 03/07/2013 12:20:31    1422577

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Absolutely amazing scenes in Hyde Park on Sunday. Whatever else you's lads go on and do for the rest of your lives lads, it will never touch the Summer of 2013. London has always had talented individuals at their disposal but never had a proper team, lads who have been together for the long time and now would do anything for each other. All the pressure is on Mayo now, the same hunger as last week and who knows. If people can get over and offer their support, please do.

Lazarus1 (Galway) - Posts: 173 - 03/07/2013 14:11:11    1422739

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