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  • Senior Football: Galway v Wolfe Tones
    by Rory on June 18, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Wolfe Tones 4-15 Galway 1-19 Wolfe Tones added a win to their victory from their first season outing.  Three goals, two right at the start of the game and the third early in the second half, proved to be the platform for victory.  Galway made up most of the difference and stayed with their opponents in the first half, but after conceding the third goal ran out of steam somewhat.  Cian […]

  • Senior Hurling: Fr. Tom Burke's v Galway
    by Rory on June 18, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Galway 4-17 Fr. Tom Burke’s 3-18 In their first outing of the season Galway’s powerful looking forward line delivered the goods against Fr. Tom’s in an open, free flowing game of hurling Sunday afternoon.  Conditions were perfect for hurling, dry and fast with a slight breeze.  Aidan Helebert at center forward was essential for the tribesmen, and 2 second half goals from Waterford man, […]

  • Senior Football: Aidan McAnespies v Donegal
    by Rory on June 18, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Aidan McAnespies 2-10 Donegal 1-16 A good crowd was at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton to witness Donegal and McAnespies play a blistering game of championship football, one in which Donegal came through in the crucial last 10 minutes.  The sides were all square coming into the final stretch, and two great scores gave Donegal an edge that they carried to the final whistle.  Oisin […]

  • Seán Óg’s - Boston Northeast division's Newest Club.
    by Rory on June 14, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    This Saturday, June 16th, will see the newest GAA club in the Northeast Division take to the field at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton as the - Seán Óg’s line out for their first ever game in the Men’s Junior B Football Competition against Hartford. Comprised entirely of American-born players in the Boston-area who have come through the underage ranks, the team will serve as a pipelin […]

  • Senior Football: Shannon Blues v Donegal
    by Rory on June 12, 2018 at 2:19 am

    Shannon Blues 1-15 Donegal 0-16 Shannon Blues pulled out a win in a tremendous display against Donegal.  For much of the game it looked as though the northerners held the cards and the advantage, and with Crossmaglen’s Oisin O’Neill in the side, as well as a half back line anchored by Corofin duo Liam Silke and Dylan Wall Donegal looked to have an edge over their opponents.  A goal in t […]

  • Senior Hurling: Fr. Tom Burke's v Offaly
    by Rory on June 12, 2018 at 1:59 am

    Fr. Tom Burke’s 4-21 Offaly 4-9 It was another one-sided affair in the senior hurling encounter between Offaly and Fr. Tom Burke’s.  Tom’s were too strong in all facets of the game, and the scoring prowess of Naomh Barrog man, Dean Flood, Stiofan McMahon, and Jason Costello was something that Offaly could not match.  Flood proved to be a key factor in Tom’s efforts as they cruised to t […]

  • Senior Football: Connemara Gaels v Aidan McAnespies
    by Rory on June 12, 2018 at 1:36 am

    Aidan McAnespies 1-12 Connemara Gaels 0-15 The Gaels and McAnespies played out a very exciting game, at the end of which a draw was a fair result.  McAnespies will be the happier team with the outcome given that they played almost all 60 minutes a man down thanks to an early red card to Eric Finn for a high challenge on Ryan Caffrey.  Coming into the final 10 minutes the Gaels looked to […]

  • Senior Hurling: Tipperary v Wexford
    by Rory on June 12, 2018 at 1:20 am

    Tipperary 6-23 Wexford -1-4 The senior hurling championship got off to a start with a fairly one sided game between Wexford and Tipperary.  Wexford, who fielded more or less a home based team, did well to hold off Tipp in the first quarter, but a couple of Tipp goals mid-way through the opening half and the sending off of Tom Davey, led to the floodgates opening and a Tipp wave engulfing […]

  • Junior A Football: Cork v Christopher's
    by Rory on June 11, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Cork 2-19 Christopher’s 0-7 Cork had it easy against Christopher’s in the opening match of the junior A football championship.  The game was as good as over at half time with Cork holding a 15 point lead.  Christopher’s made a mini comeback after half time and rattled over a brace of points, and also missed a couple of chances to make a dent in the gap.  Cork, however, regained the […]

  • Senior Football Championship - Shannon Blues v Connemara Gaels
    by Rory on June 5, 2018 at 2:26 am

    Connemara Gaels 2-12 Shannon Blues 2-10 A dramatic finish marked the tie between the Gaels and Blues, which for the most part had the air of a routine Blues win.  The Blues started with American born midfield pairing of Pat Murray and Maurice Young, and built a 5 point lead and were looking fairly comfortable holding on until the final 5 minutes when the Gaels pulled within a point and took […]

  • Senior Football Championship - Wolfe Tones v Donegal
    by Rory on June 5, 2018 at 2:12 am

    Wolfe Tones 1-10 Donegal 0-11 Wolfe Tones tallied a win to get their season off to a good start.  The game was close until substitute Sean Kelly netted shortly after entering play.  Trailing by five points coming into the final 5 minutes, Donegal almost pulled off a late comeback with a flurry of scores, but the goal that would be needed to win the game evaded them to the relief of an […]

  • Senior Football Championship - Galway v Aidan McAnespies
    by Rory on June 5, 2018 at 2:02 am

    Aidan McAnespies 3-13 Galway 0-7 Aidan McAnespies earned two points with a win over Galway to open the senior football championship last Sunday at the ICC.  It was a close run affair in the opening 30 minutes, and Galway could have held the lead at the break but for 2 missed goal chances.  It was McAnespies who held the lead at the break, and in the second half broke the game open with 3 […]

  • GAA Season Opens at the Irish Cultural Center
    by Rory on June 2, 2018 at 10:54 am

    The senior football championship begins this Sunday, June 3, at the Irish Cultural Center, Canton Ma.  With the Irish Festival also taking place, Men’s and Ladies footballers will get the ball rolling for the season on the main field, while the junior hurlers of Portland and Hartford will do battle at 2:00 on Field B as part of the Junior C Hurling championship, which has already begun.  […]

  • Donegal and McAnespies into the Pat O’Brien Cup Final
    by Rory on May 13, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    By Rory O’Donnell  Donegal and McAnespies into the Pat O’Brien Cup Final Shannon Blues 2-7 Aidan McAnespies 3-10 A win for Aidan McAnespies put them on top of Group B and into the final of the cup next Saturday.  It was an explosive affair, and the wet conditions did not help matters in that regard.  There was plenty of good football on display from both sides, however, it was McAnespies […]

  • Pat O'Brien Cup - Second Round
    by Rory on May 7, 2018 at 12:04 am

    By Rory O'Donnell The second round of the Pat O’Brien Cup was played at the Irish Cultural Center, Canton Mass Saturday afternoon with strong wins for Donegal and Wolfe Tones in Group A, and for Aidan McAnespies in Group B.   The situation means that it boils down to Donegal and the Tones looking for the win to secure the top spot in Group A, and in Group B it comes down to the Macs and […]

  • Pat O'Brien Cup - First Round
    by Rory on April 29, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Donegal 0-10 Connemara Gaels 0-10 An entertaining, testy affair got Donegal and the Gaels off to their 2018 season start.  Things got a little tense in the final 15 minutes as the game was on the line, Hugh Devine was issued a black card for a challenge on Coleman Mulkerrins, and a scuffle followed.  At the time the Gaels led 0-9 to 0-8 after erasing a four point deficit.  With the game on […]

  • Boston Northeast Update - O'Brien Cup Draw
    by Rory on April 15, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    The 2018 season is upon us.  The draw for the Pat O’Brien Cup took place at the meeting of the board and the competition is set to begin on April 26.  There are 7 teams entered and the format will consist of 2 groups, one with 4 teams and one with 3.  Group A includes Galway, Wolfe Tones, Connemara Gaels, and Donegal.  Group B includes Cork, Aidan McAnespies and Shannon Blues.  Teams w […]

  • 2018 CYC Boston - A Night of Honor at Florian Hall
    by Rory on March 4, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    The 2018 Boston Continental Youth Championship (CYC) will be held August 1-5, 2018 at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton.  The CYC is the largest youth GAA tournament held outside of Ireland.  Over 2,500 players from Under 6 to Under 18 making up 200 teams are expected to participate.  In hopes of winning Championship honors, clubs travel from all over - including Ireland, England, Canada, […]

  • Significant Developments at Boston Northeast GAA AGM
    by Rory on February 17, 2018 at 3:18 am

    The Boston Northeast divisional board 2018 AGM was held last Sunday, February 11, at the Irish Cultural Center, Canton Mass.   Aside from electing the board of officers for the 2018 season, there were a couple of fairly significant developments.  A motion was passed to restructure the senior hurling championship with the goal of focusing on resident players and improving the competition […]

  • Cárna/Caiseal footballers to visit Boston
    by Rory on October 29, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Next Saturday, November 4, Connemara connections on either side of the Atlantic will be restored when a visiting Cárna/Caiseal team plays the Connemara Gaels in a challenge for the Coley Lydon Memorial Cup at the Irish Cultural Center.  The relationship between Boston and Connemara is long and deep, and the area west of Galway city has left an indelible mark on the Boston area over the […]