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#157 Kilburn win first London title

London County Board Chairman, Tommy Harrell presents the new London Senior Hurling Championship Cup to Kilburn Gaels Captain Brian Forde, also in picture, goalkeeper John Joe Burke. (Photo by London PRO, Declan Flanagan).

Last Sunday in Ruislip turned out to be a historic day for Kilburn Gaels as they won their first ever London senior hurling championship title. The hurling decider brought together a novel pairing in that Kilburn and their opponents Sean Treacys, had never met in a London hurling final. The game from a neutrals perspective turned out to be a disappointment as once Kilburn crashed home two early goals they never looked like losing and coasted home for a 3-11 (20) to 0-07 victory. The Intermediate final on the other hand, between London’s oldest hurling club and favourites, Bros Pearse and newest club, Michael Cusacks , was a lot more competitive.  ‘Cusacks lead by 0-2 at the break but two second half goals by Bros Pearse edged them in front and they held on for dear life at the end to win by a goal, on a scoreline of 3-08 (17) to 2-08 (14). Here once more to tell us all about the action is Wexfordman and London GAA Chairman, Tommy Harrell.


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