With just over 24 hours to go to the CityJet London Senior Hurling Final
St Gabriels are ready to take on the current champions Robert Emmets in a much anticipated decider.
Sunday's showpiece event is a repeat of last year's final when Robert Emmetts upset the odds to defeat a strongly fancied St Gabriels side.
The tables may have turned somewhat in the meantime with the ebb and flow of players across the Irish sea this year. While St Gabriels have been rebuilding this year, there may be no doubt that Robert Emmetts are going into Sunday's game as favourites to do the double.
However, St Gabriels are in the final on merit having topped the group stage of the competition. Making an impact this year in the senior ranks are guys like Fergus Fahey, Ronan Boyle, Adam Holden, Ian Mackessy, Paddy Kelly, Ronan Royston, David O Gorman and Fiachra Connellan. With experienced players like James Barrett, Neil Rogers, Enda Cooney, Frankie Tierney, David Coffey, Tom Lally, Derek Morkam, Sean Gilchrist and Michael Ivors in the mix, the team has a nice balance.
The St Gabriels team manager Martin Corcoran and selectors Tom Moroney and Ollie Sheehy have a full squad available and are in confident mood going into the final. The team is captained by Michael Ivors (Tipperary) as St Gabriels chase their 17th London SHC title. We wish Michael and all the lads the best of luck.
Match Day Venue
With the redevelopment of the Ruislip GAA Grounds, this years CityJet SHC Final final will be played at the Tir Connell Gaels grounds in Greenford, Middlesex.
Venue Address: The Pavillion, Berkeley Avenue (Off the Greenford Road A4127), Greenford Middx. UB6 0NZ. Turn off Greenford Road A4127 (opposite main entrance to Glaxo factory) into Berkeley Avenue. The entrance to the playing fields is directly facing you at the end of the road. The nearest tube stations are Greenford (Central Line) and Sudbury Hill (Piccadilly / Overground) Check with TfL for travel updates.
Supporters are encouraged to arrive early. Car Parking is available at the venue
(£5 charge to include programme). Throw-in at the Greenford venue is 3 pm.
Post Match Meal
The club will host a post match meal for the players, friends and supporters at the Claddagh Ring, 10 Church Rd, Hendon NW4 4EA from 6pm.