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  • Weekend Round Up
    by Rory on June 21, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    There was a plethora of football and hurling action around the region this weekend.  Games Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the ICC in Canton, Mass. as we as Hartford Ct., Portland Me., and Merrimack, Nh.  Donegal looked good on Sunday.On Sunday the men’s and Ladies senior footballers battled it out at HQ.  Donegal added another win to their championship campaign.  The Shannon Blues held it […]

  • Senior Football - Aidan McAnespies v Shannon Blues
    by Rory on June 16, 2021 at 2:17 am

    Aidan McAnespies 2-13 Shannon Blues 1-9 In what was the conclusion of the first day of the restarted Senior Football Championship, Aidan McAnespies faced off against the Shannon Blues.  In this season of all home based players from top to bottom, each team also featured several home grown players which is certainly an encouraging sign for the sport taking root in the area.  Aidan McAnespies

  • Senior Hurling - Fr. Tom Burke's v Offaly
    by Rory on June 14, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Fr. Tom Burke’s 3-22 Offaly 1-11 Offaly and Tom’s met in the second senior hurling match of the season, and Tom’s eased to a convincing win.  In this all home-based season Offaly called upon the services of a handful of Home Grown players from Junior B side, Worcester, who acquitted themselves well.  Although the outcome was pretty much clear after the first 10-15 minutes with Tom’s […]

  • Senior Football - Connemara Gaels v Donegal
    by Rory on June 14, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Donegal 0-12 Connemara Gaels 0-7 First points of the new senior football championship went to Donegal following a very entertaining game against the Connemara Gaels.  Donegal were by far the more clinical of the teams and converted their chances, while the Gaels wastefulness will be something they will look at correcting before the next outing.  Donegal took an early lead and held on to it, but

  • Junior A Football - Cork v Galway
    by Rory on June 14, 2021 at 1:03 am

    Cork 0-12 Galway 0-2 Cork took the first points of the junior A championship Sunday afternoon with a convincing win against a Galway side that generated plenty of chances, but could not convert.  Cork built a 7 point lead in the first 15 minutes and Galway, in spite of their best efforts at both ends of the field, could not eat into it. Cork had the better of Galway for much of game.Galway got

  • Opening Championship Weekend
    by Rory on June 9, 2021 at 3:28 am

    The weekend opened with a maiden voyage for Trinity Milton who fielded a team in the junior B football championship after starting the club 12 years ago with a small group of 6 and 7 year-olds.  The youngsters faced an experienced Kerry team that taught them a lesson or two and ran out 3-17 to 0-4 winners.  Lessons learned for the young Americans, whereas Kerry have been knocking on the door of

  • Cup Finals Saturday; Championships at the Irish Cultural Center begin June 4 Weekend
    by Rory on May 23, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    An unseasonably warm May Saturday afternoon saw hurling action begin at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton.  A 7-a-side tournament with 6 clubs was played, and there were 2 Cups up for grabs.  The Pat Kenneally Cup and the Kieran Sheehan Cup. Tom's Captain Jason Costello presented with the Pat Kenneally Cup by Peter MurrayGames started at 10:00 am with Sean Og’s taking on Providence.  […]

  • Back in Action in Canton
    by Rory on May 3, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Referee Barney Curran with Captains, Robbie Croft (Macs) and Ryan Caffrey (Gaels).Saturday afternoon blessed the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton Mass with perfect football weather for the start of the 2021 GAA season.  It was the first time in 20 months that games were played at the venue following the Pandemic that completely nixed the 2020 season.  Clubs agreed that for the 2021 season there

  • Boston - Moylagh JFK 50 Mile Challenge
    by Rory on April 27, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Saturday, July 31 2021, will see the Boston-Moylagh 50 Mile Challenge take place on the Massachusetts south shore.  The objective of the challenge is to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society and associated services.  Cancer is a disease that hits close to home for all of us, you would be hard pressed to find somebody who does not have a love one affected by this disease, it not themselves.

  • Northeast AGM 2021 - A Return to Action
    by Rory on March 8, 2021 at 1:09 am

     2021 Northeast AGM The election of officers was probably the quickest in living memory at the Boston Northeast GAA AGM that was held at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton, Mass. on Saturday afternoon. All of the 2020 officers accepted their nominations unopposed in a quick fire election presided over by USGAA Chairman, Bernie Connaughton.  Longtime servant of the GAA at local and national

  • Sun Aug 18 - Junior A Football Final: Aidan McAnespies v Donegal
    by Rory on August 19, 2019 at 2:23 am

    Donegal 2-15 Aidan McAnespies 3-9 Donegal just about sneaked over the line in a tremendously exciting junior A football final to open proceedings on Sunday.  McAnespies pushed their opponents all the way and coming into the final minutes of the game the scores were even.  Donegal had the subs to win it as three points to came from players who were brought off the line as the time ticked away.

  • Sat Aug 17 - Junior A Hurling Final: Offaly v Fr. Tom Burke's
    by Rory on August 19, 2019 at 2:05 am

    Offaly 1-19 Fr. Tom Burkes 2-13 It was a to and fro junior A hurling final with each side going on scoring spurts.  At the end of it all it was Offaly with the three point advantage.  The difference in the end was a second half goal from Victor Costello.  Offaly weathered a late Tom’s storm to hold on and capture their second championship in 3 years. Oisin McCormack accepts the trophy

  • Sat Aug 17 - Junior B Hurling FInal: Worcester v NH Wolves
    by Rory on August 19, 2019 at 1:59 am

    New Hampshire Wolves 2-8 Worcester 3-10 Worcester Fenians captured the first Junior B Hurling championship in the Northeast division after a hard hitting, exciting game against old rivals, the New Hampshire Wolves.  Worcester got some great performances from several of their number, none more so than center forward, Conor Greene.  Greene accounted for all 3 goals and a number of well taken

  • Sat Aug 17 - Intermediate Football Final: Cork v Shannon Blues
    by Rory on August 19, 2019 at 1:41 am

    Shannon Blues 1-15 Cork 2-17 It took extra time to separate the Blues and Cork in what was the first Intermediate Final played in Boston in 13 seasons.  The Blues had a 2 point lead late in the game and Cork leveled with 2 late frees to force the extra period.  Cork outscored the Blues, 7 points to 5, in the extra 20 minutes to claim their third trophy in as many years having won the junior A

  • Sun Aug 18 - Senior Hurling Final: Galway v Fr. Tom Burke's
    by Rory on August 19, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Fr. Tom Burke’s 2-18 Galway 0-21 Fr. Tom’s left it late to capture the senior hurling trophy, and that after seeing 3 star players return to Ireland before the final.  Galway looked to be very much the side in control of affairs for most of the game, and while not scoring at will, were able to maintain more or less a 4 point advantage until late in the game.  John Moylan was on form for […]

  • Sun Aug 18 - Senior Football Final: Aidan McAnespies v Donegal
    by Rory on August 19, 2019 at 12:40 am

    Donegal 3-15 Aidan McAnespies 2-17 What a game of football it was for the final game of the season at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton Mass.  There have been some brilliant finals over the years on the main field, and this will be up there the best of them.  Two fantastic teams, some superb scores, and a finish that nobody could have expected.  It ended up as stunned disbelief for Aidan

  • Boston Norteast GAA Finals - Schedule and Senior Previews
    by Rory on August 16, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Sunday August 18 - 5:00 PM This year sees Donegal return to the senior football final, albeit without Diarmuid Connolly, who will be togging out for The Dubs in the All Ireland Final in a couple of weeks.  Connolly’s St. Vincent’s teammate, New York born Shane Carthy, will be lining out in the middle of the field and hoping for a second successive Boston senior championship medal. 

  • Sun Aug 11 - Junior A Football: Wolfe Tones v Aidan McAnespies
    by Rory on August 12, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Wolfe Tones 1-8 Aidan McAnespies 2-8 Two second half goals, one from the spot, saw Aidan McAnespies through to the Junior A Football Final.  Great work in the defence and patience when in possession were the keys to the win.  The Tones had an extra man for the final 12 minutes or so but could not press home the advantage, and it will be a date with Donegal in next week’s final for

  • Senior Football Semi-Final: Galway v Aidan McAnespies
    by Rory on August 12, 2019 at 2:43 am

    Aidan McAnespies 4-16 Galway 1-10 Aidan McAnespies ended up with a comfortable win over Galway in the second semi-final Sunday.  It was a game where Galway needed to take their chances to have a chance of upsetting the apple cart, however the Westerners saw the ball drift wide all too often when the opportunity arose.  McAnespies were clinical in front of goal with a rampant Tony Brosnan

  • Aug 11 - Senior Football Semi FInal: Donegal v Connemara Gaels
    by Rory on August 12, 2019 at 2:27 am

    Connemara 2-9 Gaels Donegal 1-16 Donegal and the Connemara Gaels played a very exciting 60 minutes that was full of incident and plenty of exciting football.  There were some great scores and a sending off, that actually served to lift the Gaels efforts in the final 10 minutes to almost pull off an unlikely comeback.  Donegal however were full value for their victory, with some impeccable