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  • Boston Northeast GAA Playoff Picture Clears
    by Rory on August 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    By Rory  O'Donnell The weather did not make it easy and conditions were soggy on Saturday and Sunday, but with playoffs starting and not time to lose, games had to be played.  There were 2 junior B semi-finals decided at the weekend.  Galway defeated the Connemara Gaels 3-12 to 1-10 on Saturday afternoon and on Sunday Donegal defeated Cork by 1-8 to 2-3.  It sets up a junior B final with […]

  • Sunday July 29 - Senior Football: Wolfe Tones v Donegal
    by Rory on July 31, 2018 at 1:01 am

    Donegal 3-11 Wolfe Tones 2-11 The Tones and Donegal kept the powder dry for this encounter, leaving some of their big guns on the bench.  Dermot Connolly and Brendan Murphy did not see any action for Donegal, and likewise for James Dolan and James McEntee for the Tones.  It was a game that the Tones were always chasing, but it was a man of the match performance in goal by Hugh Yank Boy […]

  • Sunday July 29 - Senior Football: Aidan McAnespies v Galway
    by Rory on July 31, 2018 at 12:53 am

    Aidan McAnespies 6-19 Galway 2-10 Aidan McAnespies kept their championship hopes alive with a win over Galway.  It was a game that was more of a workout for McAnespies given that there was nothing in it for Galway, and McAnespies made the most of the game time.  Although out of the running, Galway played well in spells, but never looked like causing any sort of a surprise result.  C […]

  • Sunday July 29 - Senior Hurling: Tipperary v Fr. Tom Burke's
    by Rory on July 31, 2018 at 12:44 am

    Fr. Tom Burke’s 2 -11 Tipperary 7-18 Tipperary look like odds on favourites for the senior hurling championship based on their display on Sunday where they handily defeated a Tom’s team that had beaten Galway the week before.  With players of the strength of Jerry O’Neill at center back and Joe Coleman at center forward, Tipp powered through Tom’s to put the game away before half time. […]

  • Sunday July 29 - Senior Hurling: Offaly v Galway
    by Rory on July 30, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Offaly 1-13 Galway 2-18 Galway came back from last week’s loss to Tom’s with a win over a game Offaly team who put in a great effort to turn the Tribe.  Offaly led early but Galway chipped away and late in the game goaled through Aidan Helebert to put the game beyond Offaly, who started to struggle a bit in the final quarter.  Offaly's Seamus Loftus tries to gain possession. The […]

  • Sunday July 29 - Junior B Football: Galway v Seán Óg’s
    by Rory on July 30, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Galway 4-11 Seán Óg’s 1-10 Galway came out winners in the end over a good challenge from Seán Óg’s on Sunday afternoon.  Seán Óg’s, the development team that just started this year, led at the break thanks to a Kieran O’Driscoll penalty.  O’Driscoll was fouled in the box, and took the penalty himself expertly low and into the bottom corner.  The goal put his side a point to […]

  • Sunday July 22 - Senior Football: Shannon Blues v Aidan McAnespies
    by Rory on July 23, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Aidan McAnespies 0-13 Shannon Blues 0-18   It was a game in which a win would virtually guarantee a semi-final place, and it was the Blues who pulled it out in the end after a brilliant championship encounter.  The game could have gone either way.  It was looking like McAnespies who might be the team to take the points, as with less than 15 minutes to go and the Blues in a 2 point lead, […]

  • Sunday July 22 - Senior Football: Connemara Gaels v Donegal
    by Rory on July 23, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Donegal 1-15 Connemara Gaels 0-10  Donegal tallied another win in the senior football championship against a dogged Connemara Gaels who were eager to make amends for a disappointing outing the last time the teams met.  The Gaels made Donegal fight for everything they got, but did not have enough to get a result out of the game.  It was all square at the break, but in the second half Donega […]

  • Sunday July 22 - Ladies Senior Football: Connacht Ladies v Boston Shamrocks
    by Rory on July 23, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Kelly Boyce Jordan tried to escape the tackle of Emer McHugh. Connacht Ladies 1-8 Boston Shamrocks 0-5  It was a hard fought game between the ladies senior football teams on Sunday afternoon.  With the forecasted storms holding off, conditions were still difficult with light rain having fallen.  As it turned out, Connacht Ladies evened up the series of games with a well-earned win, and […]

  • Sun July 22 - Junior A Football: Donegal v Connemara Gaels
    by Rory on July 23, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Connemara Gaels 1-13 Donegal 3-16  With the sky threatening to burst, and in drizzly conditions, Donegal and the Gaels played an entertaining game of football Sunday afternoon.  Donegal looked like they would run away with it in the early going, but the Gaels bounced back and made a game of it.  Donegal, though, always held the edge and saw it through to a comfortable win in the end.  The win […]

  • Sunday July 15 - Senior Football: Wolfe Tones v Aidan McAnespies
    by Rory on July 18, 2018 at 3:11 am

    Daniel O'Neill in possession with Ronan Jones looking to pounce. Aidan McAnespies 0-13 Wolfe Tones 4-17  Wolfe Tones put McAnespies to the sword with a surprisingly resounding win at the ICC on Sunday.  The Tones had a wealth of speed and scoring ability, whether it be James McEntee in the half back line or Dean Curran at corner forward the Tones showed a clean pair of heels on numerous […]

  • Sunday July 15 - Senior Hurling: Galway v Offaly
    by Rory on July 18, 2018 at 2:55 am

    Offaly 2-17 Galway 4-28   Two goals and 17 points is no score to sniff at, but when your opponents are not too far from double that you are in trouble as Offaly found out on Sunday.  Galway were always a step or two ahead of their opponents, and while Offaly battled on gamely and tallied a respectable score, it was never going to be enough against a Galway side that had all their forwards […]

  • Sunday July 15 - Senior Football: Connemara Gaels v Galway
    by Rory on July 18, 2018 at 2:43 am

    Owen Gallagher and the Galway forwards met a wall of Gaels defenders. Connemara Gaels 4-17 Galway 0-9  Connemara Gaels ended Galway’s slim hopes of staying alive in the 2018 senior football championship.  Keith Byrne at center forward and Des Conneeley at corner forward proved difficult for Galway to handle, while at the other end the Connemara men defended well, and in numbers, to k […]

  • Sunday July 15 - Junior A Football: Shannon Blues v Christopher's
    by Rory on July 18, 2018 at 2:27 am

    James Feeney bursts forward for the Blues. Sean McHugh shoots as Christopher's attack again. Christopher’s 4-13 Shannon Blues 0-6  Christopher’s notched another win in the junior football championship with a lopsided win over the Shannon Blues.  It was evident from the early going that Christopher’s held the cards and were up 6 points to 2 after 10 minutes.  A goal came from Ronan […]

  • Sun July 8 - Senior Football: Donegal v Galway
    by Rory on July 9, 2018 at 3:15 am

    Galway 1-5 Donegal 2-15 Donegal waited until the second half to deliver the knockout blows to Galway in another facile win for the star studded team.  Galway defended well and created enough chances to keep it close in the first half, but a team like Donegal will make you pay for misses and mistakes, and so it was, as Donegal sailed away in the second half with a 13 point win. Galway's […]

  • Sun July 8 - Senior Hurling: Tipperary v Galway
    by Rory on July 9, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Galway 1-19 Tipperary 0-23 Tipperary and Galway played a thrilling game of hurling with Galway threatening to undo Tipp’s winning record this season.  The Tribesmen made up for a slow start and led mid-way through the second half.  Tipp, however, were not to be undone and a last minute score from substitute Dean Coleman claimed the points. Seanie McGarr tries to clear for Tipperary.  […]

  • Sun July 8 - Senior Football: Wolfe Tones v Shannon Blues
    by Rory on July 9, 2018 at 2:42 am

    Wolfe Tones 1-15 Shannon Blues 1-13 With the championship entering the critical second phase of games, points would be of utmost importance to secure a top four place.  The Blues and Tones battled hard in a game that went to and fro and the affair was not decided until the final 2 minutes of a tense, exciting game. Brian Egan on the ball for the Blues.  The Blues and Tones played a […]

  • Sun July 8 - Ladies Senior Football: Boston Shamrocks v Connacht Ladies
    by Rory on July 9, 2018 at 2:23 am

    Boston Shamrocks 2-9 Connacht Ladies 2-9 It was another nail biter in the Ladies Senior Football championship with Connacht looking like they would even the standings for the championship, and the Shamrocks persistence paying off at the very end with an equalizing goal from a penalty.  For much of the game the Connacht Ladies looked like they had found the formula to best their opponents, […]

  • Sun July 8 - Junior A Football: Christopher's v Connemara Gaels
    by Rory on July 9, 2018 at 2:09 am

    Connemara Gaels 2-10 Christopher’s 5-16 Christopher’s won their first game of the season in convincing style against a decent looking Connemara Gaels team.  The game was still very much open until back to back goals from Christopher’s knocked the stuffing out of the Gaels about 10 minutes into the second half. Ronan Geraghty smells a score. Christopher’s were looking good to secur […]

  • Sunday July 1 - Senior Hurling: Offaly v Wexford
    by Rory on July 3, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Offaly and Wexford met in a physical encounter on Sunday afternoon that saw the teams battle back and forth until Offaly was left standing two points clear.  The first score of the match was a beautiful goal by Conor O’Shaugnessy for Wexford, who added a point off the ensuing puck out for an early advantage. Offaly reeled them back in with three straight points.  Lyndon Kiely fired over […]