Tyrone’s Cathal McCarron commits to London

Tyrone’s Cathal McCarron commits to London

FORMER TYRONE corner-back Cathal McCarron is in line to play for London after turning out in the opening round of the county championship last weekend for Round Towers.

McCarron, who was nominated for an All Star award after helping Tyrone to an All-Ireland semi-final, moved to Britain in the autumn.

The Red Hands player has endured troubles off the pitch and his struggles with gambling have been widely reported.

He has so far been unavailable to talk to The Irish Post but it is believed he came to London to make a fresh start.

McCarron helped his new club to a lop-sided victory over Kingdom/Kerry Gaels last Sunday.

The nature of the 8-12 to 1-10 score line demonstrates the seriousness with which this set of fixtures was treated by the clubs.

Of the four SFC games over the weekend there was no real contest and teams who turned up with a strong panel won out easily.

The victors were Tir Chonaill Gaels, St Kiernans, Round Towers and Fulham Irish.

The positive return from the matches is that players are now tied to club and county for the duration of the season.

It is hoped this will be the last time clubs are forced to play a round of championship games in the winter in order to make players eligible for the county teams.