London’s Mark Gottsche attempts to block Michael Lundy  scoring another point for Galway during their Connacht  quarter-final at Ruislip, London. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 3-17 London 0-7 Careful what you wish for, eh? After spending last summer clawing and scratching to be taken seriously, London were (...)

Galway’s Paul Varley tries to dodge the challenge of  London’s Stephen Curran during the Connacht SFC quarter-final at Ruislip. Photograph:  Gerry McManus/Inpho

Galway 3-17 London 0-7No fairytales this year for London, as Galway came over to Ruislip and administered an old-fashioned hammering with the minimum (...)

London captain Lorcan Mulvey: “People think we’re a flash in the pan. That’s just what people think. So it’s up to us to change that.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

CONNACHT CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL London v Galway Ruislip, Sunday, 3.30 Life went on for the London footballers when the summer ended. They went b(...)

London manager Paul Coggins is taking positives from their display in the Connacht final – despite the concession of five goals to Mayo. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Mayo

After the past few weeks nothing can faze London football manager Paul Coggins. Anyway, today’s commute over to Dublin is the easiest and most enjoyab(...)

Mayo’s Alan Freeman celebrates scoring the opening goal in Castlebar.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mayo 5-11 London 0-10: So the first globalised Connacht football final ended up distinctly local, as Mayo effectively waltzed around their home ground(...)

Shane Mulligan at Woolwich Arsenal station. It can take him almost two hours, taking three different trains, to travel across the city to Ruislip to make training in the evening. Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Putney Leisure Centre, 5.50amThe 337 bus is late. Why this should be so is a mystery beyond the foggy workings of the mind at such an appalling hour. (...)

Tony Gaughan of London and Robbie Lowe of Leitrim at Dr Hyde Park. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

London 2-11 Leitrim: 1-13: Even after all these years the championship is still making history, the London footballers writing their names into the Co(...)

A calf strain ends  Emlyn Mulligan’s afternoon in the first half. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leitrim 0-13 London 2-7: London came within a whisker of making it through to the Connacht final but two late points from Darren Sweeney and Kevin Con(...)

London’s Pádraig McGoldrick on the way to scoring the only goal of the game against Leitrim at Ruislip last year. The visitors prevailed in the end 0-12 to 1-8. Photograph: Gerry McManus/Inpho

Listen in to the hit parade of London’s near misses in the Connacht Championship down the years and you generally find the same song, just with multip(...)

Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh is surrounded by a pack of Donegal players in Ballybofey

Well now we know. All winter, we wondered what version of Donegal would be presented for summer service. We pointed to year after year of All-Ireland (...)