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  • Philadelphia 2018 - North American Finals
    by Rory on September 8, 2018 at 1:25 am

    The Greater Chester Valley Sports Complex was the venue for the 2018 USGAA Finals, hosted by the Philadelphia GAA.  Located about 30 miles west of downtown Philadelphia, the venue was second to none with playing surfaces that were in immaculate condition.  There were 5 fields in operation for 3 full days to host 110 teams competing in 19 different competitions.  Despite a wet and rainy Friday […]

  • Sun Aug 26 - Senior Football Final: Wolfe Tones v Donegal
    by Rory on August 28, 2018 at 12:28 am

    Wolfe Tones 1-12 Donegal 0-17 In front of a crowd of 2,000 or so, on a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon and with a light breeze blowing, Donegal answered questions that hung over this team in the season finale.  Despite having won their previous 5 games, performances were not entirely convincing.  Wolfe Tones had assembled a team that had a lethal set of forwards, and had a very balanced […]

  • Sun Aug 26 - Senior Hurling Final: Tipperary v Fr. Tom Burke's
    by Rory on August 27, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Fr. Tom Burke’s 0-16 Tipperary 3-20 Tipperary captured the senior hurling title with a lot to spare, but the difference on the scoreboard was very unfair to a Tom’s team that came out to do battle, and were with the Tipp lads step for step, but for a couple of softly conceded goals that delivered severe blows to their efforts.  Tom’s matched Tipperary in almost every facet of the game, […]

  • SunAug 26 - Ladies Senior Football Final: Connacht Ladies v Boston Shamrocks
    by Rory on August 27, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Connacht Ladies 0-17 Boston Shamrocks 0-4 Connacht Ladies claimed the Ladies Senior Football Championship with ease and never looked to be in trouble from the throw in to the game.  To their credit, although it was a losing battle, the Shamrocks kept up the fight to the end.  Six points in a row to open the game from the Connacht Ladies set the tone for rest of the hour. The Connacht […]

  • Sunday Aug 26 - Junior A Football Final: Cork v Donegal
    by Rory on August 27, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Cork 2-14 Donegal 1-5 Cork won their second Junior A championship in a row with a convincing victory over Donegal.  The rebels were clearly up for the game.  It was neck and neck at half time with just a point between the teams, however, in the second half Cork netted twice and dominated all over the field, while Donegal failed to register a score until the 25th minute. The Cork team […]

  • Sat Aug 25 - Junior A Hurling Final: Offaly v Galway
    by Rory on August 26, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Offaly 2-16 Galway 4-15 Galway captured the junior hurling trophy with a victory over an Offaly team that kept plugging away, but could not quite make up the sizeable gap they had given themselves to overcome.  Four first half goals for Galway saw the Offaly team looking into a 12 point half time hole.  Offaly reduced the lead to a single score, but that was as close as the faithful county […]

  • Sat Aug 25 - Junior C Hurling Final: NH Wolves v Worcester Fenians
    by Rory on August 26, 2018 at 12:44 am

    Worcester Fenians 2-9 NH Wolves 2-11 The Junior C Hurling final came as advertised, with hardly a puck of a ball between the teams.  There was a healthy contingent of supporters who came to the Irish Cultural Center, Canton Mass. from Worcester and Concord NH to cheer on their teams.  There was some excellent hurling and great scores – and saves.  It was a testament to how far these clubs […]

  • Boston Northeast Finals Previews
    by Rory on August 25, 2018 at 1:56 am

    By Rory O'Donnell Sunday August 26 4:00 Senior Football:  Wolfe Tones v Donegal This is the most eagerly awaited final in Boston in recent years.  At the end of it all there are few who would not agree that these have been the two best teams in town, certainly since the second half of the championship.  Donegal have some of the biggest names in the game in the side, and generated […]

  • Sun Aug 19 - Senior Football Semi-Final: Donegal v Aidan McAnespies
    by Rory on August 20, 2018 at 2:51 am

    Donegal 0-13 Aidan McAnespies 0-9 Donegal and McAnespies played out a tense and testy affair.  It was an exciting game in that there was never too much between the teams, and although they spent the hour chasing the game, one felt that there was always a chance for McAnespies to catch their opponents.  Donegal had most of the possession, but had to earn this one, and also had Hugh Boyle to […]

  • Sun Aug 19 - Senior Football Semi-Final: Wolfe Tones v Shannon Blues
    by Rory on August 20, 2018 at 2:35 am

    Wolfe Tones 4-17 Shannon Blues 2-9 Wolfe Tones advance to the final next week following a powerful display against the Shannon Blues on Sunday afternoon.  After an evenly contested opening quarter, the Tones netted and from that point on were very much in control.  The lead in to half time saw the Tones tally 2 goals and 6 points to no reply as they stifled the Blues around the middle of […]

  • Sun Aug 19 - Junior A Football Semi-Final: Christopher's v Donegal
    by Rory on August 20, 2018 at 12:57 am

    Christopher’s 2-9 Donegal 4-14 The second Junior A football semi-final was a surprisingly one-sided affair as Donegal handily defeated Christopher’s.  There were 3 goals in the first half as the Donegal forward line showed some great quickness and inter-passing, and 2 sendings off pretty much doomed Christopher’s to their fate as they were down 2 players a few minutes into the second […]

  • Sat Aug 19 - Junior A Football Semi-Final: Cork v Aidan McAnespies
    by Rory on August 20, 2018 at 12:19 am

    Cork 0-14 Aidan McAnespies 1-7 Defending champions Cork came through their semi-final with a 4 point win over McAnespies.  Cork looked good value for the win at the break as the rebels held a 5 point lead and looked in control.  Early in the second half McAnespies came back to reduce the gap to 2 points before Cork pulled away again in the latter stages. Cork center back, Alan Murphy, on […]

  • Sat Aug 18 - Junior C Hurling Semi-Final: NH Wolves v Providence HC
    by Rory on August 20, 2018 at 12:15 am

    NH Wolves 3-16 Providence HC 1-2 The NH Wolves earned a place in next week’s junior C hurling final with a solid display against Providence in the Junior C Hurling semi-final.  A goal in each half from Mikael Gregoire and some good combination play from the back saw the Wolves through to the win. The Wolve's Jason Burpee shoots. The first half belonged to the Wolves.  Displaying a level […]

  • Sat Aug 18 - Junior B Football Final: Galway v Donegal
    by Rory on August 20, 2018 at 12:08 am

    Galway 2-12 Donegal 1-6 Galway captured the Junior B Football Championship amid atrocious conditions at the Irish Cultural Center on Saturday afternoon.  It was not a day for hopping the ball and footing was shaky to say the least.  In spite of the conditions the players coped well for the most part and those in attendance were treated to a well contested game of football.  Leading by 2 […]

  • Playoff Weekend at the Irish Cultural Center
    by Rory on August 18, 2018 at 1:30 am

    Senior football semi-finals this Sunday with Aidan McAnespies and Donegal meeting in one game and the Shannon Blues playing the Wolfe Tones. Tones v Blues: Sunday Aug 19, 3:00 It was close between the Blues and Tones  earlier this season. The Tones and Blues met earlier in July and the Tones just about defeated their opponents with 2 points to spare.  Going into this game it w […]

  • 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 […]