London championship schedule confirmed
24 January 2013
No rest. Tir Chonaill Gaels took on Kerry's Dr Crokes in the All Ireland Club quarter final in mid December. The club will have to start their 2013 London SFC campaign in early FebruaryThe London GAA board have confirmed that the club championships will begin in early February.
This is to accommodate new players coming over that are likely to join the county hurlers or footballers.
A new rule brought in by the GAA last year states that a player must play club championship in the county before he is eligible for that county.
Both London hurling manager Eamonn Phelan and football counterpart Paul Coggins had stressed that they wanted the club championships started at an earlier date to allow players join up with their respective panels.
A round of club championship fixtures are scheduled to be played on the weekend of February 9th/10th.
However, the London footballers will have to work from last year's squad for their game against Offaly as it is due to be played at Ruislip on February 3rd.