Preview: Hurlers v London

February 15th, 2017 | Hurling News

Preview: Hurlers v London

After a battling performance which deserved a victory against Kildare last Sunday, Armagh welcome the exiles to the Athletic Grounds.

London lost to Antrim last Sunday on a scoreline of 0-20-0-13, but were only three point in arrears at half-time, with some excellent performances against the Saffrons most notably Eoin Kelly in goals who also scored 0-2.

London have a long and proud tradition on the hurling field. Winners of the Senior All-Ireland in 1901 and 5 All-Ireland B titles in 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990 and 1995. In recent years they have competed in the Leinster SHC after winning the Christy Ring Cup in 2012. London famously reached the All-Ireland semi-final in 1973 defeating Galway in the quarter-final.

Winners of the inaugural Nicky Rackard Cup in 2005 have 11 hurling clubs in the capital with Robert Emmetts, Kilburn Gaels and St. Gabrials reaching the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Finals with the Emmetts winning in in 2007.

However Armagh are making their own hurling history and if Danny Magee of Sean Tracey’s can add to his impressive haul of 1-5 from his National League debut then the Orchard County aren’t far away from claiming an opening two points. Armagh will once again look to David Carvill, Nathan Curry and big Ryan Gaffney to steer them forward towards success.

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