Masters get off to a good star t with Lon­don

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LON­DON SLIGO 1-9 3-15

SLIGO Masters and Lon­don kicked off the new sea­son in beau­ti­ful con­di­tions in Tir Chonall Gaels pitch last Satur­day.

Last year’s beaten fi­nal­ists were fast out of the blocks and had four points on the board be­fore a well-taken Ai­dan Dil­lane goal brought the home side back in it. Sligo con­trolled pro­ceed­ings to lead at half-time by 1-08 to 1-1,

Dessie Sloyan notch­ing the goal and Paul Durcan with the pick of the points. Ea­mon Caw­ley, De­clan Caw­ley, Paul Tay­lor, and Sean Davey also weighed in with points. A well-worked goal from debu­tant Sean Davey, and a right-footed Sloyan goal saw Sligo com­fort­able at the end as they won out by 3-15 to 1-09.

Sean Davey, Colin Gor­don, Ea­monn Caw­ley and Mark Cos­grove all con­trib­uted hand­somely on their de­buts. Lon­don never re­ally re­cov­ered from their slow start, but they played some good foot­ball in patches with Chris Byrne, se­lec­tor with Lon­don se­niors, and Ai­dan Dil­lane al­ways threat­en­ing. Next up is Kil­dare on Satur­day May 26th. The Sligo panel would like to ex­tend a huge thank you to Lon­don Masters and David Igoe, a man with strong Castle­con­nor connections, in par­tic­u­lar for their hospi­tal­ity. From the bus to the air­port to the food in Mc­gov­erns, Willes­den af­ter to the craic in the Claddagh Ring, ev­ery­one had a mighty week­end topped off by the fine per­for­mance of the se­niors on Sun­day.

Sligo Team: Gerry Dooner; Mark Boland, David Killoran, Damien Kelly; Mor­gan McCor­mack, David Durkin (c), Mark Cos­grove; Con O’Meara, Nigel Clancy; Sean Davey, Paul Tay­lor, De­clan Caw­ley; Dessie Sloyan, Fer­gal Kelly, Ea­monn Caw­ley. Subs (all used): Paul Durcan, Blair Fo­ley, Gary Mullen, Colin Gor­don.

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