The 2018 AIB Connacht Senior club championship was the first year in which the London champions competed in the competiton.
Tir Chonaill Gaels were beaten by Roscommon champions Clann Na Ngael 1-15 to 1-10 in Dr Hyde Park. Tir Chonaill Gaels had beaten Fulham Irish after a replay in the London decider to book their place in the Connacht campaign. The London winners would previously have played the Connacht winners in an All-Ireland quarter final.
Clann Na Ngael will now face Corofin in the Connacht Semi-final
The London side are managed by Roscommon man Paul Goggins. The former London boss praised the decision to put the London winners into the provincial competition.