Gaelic football: Jersey Irish in a giant-killing mood

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The fifth-series tie in the London Senior Football Championship is a must-win game for both sides if they are to progress to the semi-finals stage.St Brendan’s are one of the biggest and most successful GAA clubs in Britain, being the defending London and Great Britain champions.

In last season’s all-Ireland club quarter-finals they took champions Crossmolina to within three points and several of their players make up the spine of the London senior county side.St Brendan’s are strong favourites but some hope for Jersey is that their opponents are struggling to rediscover the form that took them all the way last year.Two weeks ago they suffered their first competitive defeat in 15 months at the hands of Parnells.It is a massive task for Jersey Irish but coach Adrian Henchy is quietly confident of a possible upset.’The application and attitude in training has been top class in the last two weeks.

We know there is one big performance from this team and tomorrow could not be a better time to produce it,’ he said.’Our squad is reduced through injuries and other reasons but the players we have now are totally committed to the club and can’t wait for the game.

It is a big occasion but one we are very much looking forward to.’Squad: Des Corbett, Neil English, Sean Killian, Kevin McDonald, Colm Brady, Noel Roche, Cormac Nevin, Tommy Doyle, Joe Pegley, Paul Duffy, Peter Lynch, Dermot Harrison, Kenny Rafferty, Jimmy McCormack, Brendan Dolan, John Molloy, Kevin McLoughlin, Keith Carthy, Eugene McCarthy.

Manager: Dave Russell.

Coach: Adrian Henchy.

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