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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]