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  • Macs, Gaels into Pat O'Brien Cup Final; Worcester win Junior B Hurling Opener
    by Rory on May 15, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    The 2022 Pat O’Brien Cup final will be contested between the Connemara Gaels and Aidan McAnespies next Saturday, May 21.  There will be a new name of the cup as last season’s post-COVID revival saw two Donegal teams play the final, but this year the holders fell at the semi-final to the Macs.  The Connemara Gaels left it a bit later to see off the Wolfe Tones/Christopher’s challenge but […]

  • Plans in Place for 2022 Season
    by Rory on April 10, 2022 at 4:16 pm

    Paddy McGee fires Past Hugh Boyle is last year's clash between Donegal and the Connemara Gaels.2022 will see the GAA in Boston make a return to normality with games set to begin April 30.  There will be a total of 23 clubs entering 35 teams into 8 competitions.  The formats were agreed upon Thursday evening at a meeting of the board and the clubs.  Galway, Connemara Gaels, Donegal and Aidan

  • Boston Northeast GAA AGM
    by Rory on February 15, 2022 at 2:19 am

    Boston Northeast GAA 2022 AGM The year got kicked off last Saturday evening at the Irish Cultural Centre with a very successful Annual General Meeting. Delegates from all 24 clubs were in attendance as well as current and former divisional and USGAA chairpersons, Joe Lydon, John McDevitt, John Farrell, Bernie Reilly, and Bernie Connaughton. The board officer’s reports were well received and

  • Boston GAA Finals - Donegal Make it 3 in a Row, Galway Pull Off a Shocker
    by Rory on August 18, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Ladies Football Final Room must be running out in the Boston Shamrocks trophy cabinet after another victory in the ladies football championship.  The Shamrocks came up against the youthful Sean Og’s Ladies team, a team of home grown players who have just come up from underage ranks to play at adult level.  The Shamrock’s experience and strength was too much for the Sean Og’s to handle, […]

  • Boston Northeast Finals - A Day for The Blues as Hartford, Sean Og's and Wolfe Tones win Saturday Finals
    by Rory on August 18, 2021 at 12:47 pm

     Junior A Football Final Wolfe Tones captured the Junior A Football championship title following an entertaining encounter with Galway.  It was an uncertain beginning to the season for the Wolfe Tones, but once the ball got rolling this season the men in sky blue and navy played some efficient football, even while dealing with several injuries to a tight squad of players. The game was in the

  • 2 Hurling Championship Deciders and Finals Places Decided
    by Rory on August 12, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    On a glorious Saturday afternoon at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, Mass the first championship titles were decided.  There were 2 firsts, Providence and Sean Og’s each won their first hurling championships, defeating Hartford and Worcester to capture the Junior C and Junior B championship titles. For Providence the win was 6 years in the making.  The club was started in 2015 and up […]

  • Playoffs Still to be Decided as Gaels and Donegal Serve Up a Cracker
    by Rory on August 4, 2021 at 2:59 am

    Donegal and the Connemara Gaels served up the best game of the season so far in front a good crowd of supporters.  It was an exciting contest that ended all square thanks to a goal in the final minutes from Mikey Kerr for the Gaels.  The result leaves a slim opening for the Gaels to get the bye into the senior football final should Aidan McAnespies defeat Donegal in the final game of the league

  • Playoffs in Sight as Season Reaches Climax
    by Rory on July 26, 2021 at 2:23 am

     Boston GAA By Rory O’Donnell Finally the season picked back up following what seemed like a lengthy break between the July 4 holiday and weather related postponements.  Championships are reaching the business end of things and the next week will sort out a lot. There were interesting developments in the Junior B football championship with some make-up games in mid-week.  Kerry had to […]

  • Games Resume as Wet Weather Plays Havoc with Schedule
    by Rory on July 19, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Play resumed at the Irish Cultural Centre a week later than planned due to the heavy wet weather that the Northeast has been experiencing in the last couple of weeks.  Unfortunately, the main field was out of action and the rain stayed away long enough to get some games in on the back field. Maurice Young and Ryan Caffrey Duel for theHigh Ball (Credit Rachel O'Driscoll).The main event this week

  • Refreshing to be Back into the Swing of Things in 2021
    by Rory on June 29, 2021 at 1:31 am

    By Rory O’Donnell It was a quieter weekend than usual on the field of play and next weekend sees a break in the action for the Independence Day holiday.  Action last weekend saw Fr. Tom Burke’s continue their superiority at Senior Hurling with a comfortable win over Galway.  It was close at the end of the first half with Tom’s holding a 2-9 to 1-9 lead, Liam Moore and Dylan Costello with […]

  • 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