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  • Ladies Final - Sean Og's v Boston Shamrocks
    by Rory on August 16, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Sean Og’s 4-7 Boston Shamrocks 0-4 The Ladies football in Boston needed a jolt in 2023 and if any team was likely to give it one, it was the Sean Og’s ladies team.  Sean Og’s have come up together through the youth ranks and this was a chance to show what they could do.  With oodles of talent coming through the ranks show it they did, and with a great display of football the potential […]

  • Junior A Hurling Final - Offaly v Galway
    by Rory on August 16, 2022 at 12:31 am

    Offaly 2-19 Galway 2-13 Offaly won the junior A hurling championship with a convincing performance against a Galway side that really didn’t start playing till the second half when the gap was too great to overcome.   The week leading up to the game saw an objection from the semi-final by Fr. Tom’s that was first upheld, and then thrown out, by the various committee’s involved, and Offaly […]

  • Senior Football Final - Donegal v Aidan McAnespies
    by Rory on August 15, 2022 at 9:12 pm

     Aidan McAnespies 2-12 Donegal 0-10 Aidan McAnespies bridged an 11 year gap with an eight point victory in the much anticipated senior football final.  There was a large crowd on hand in Canton and on a day of finals, and the biggest one did not disappoint.  The game was in the balance until the last 15 minutes when McAnespies took control and the lessons of 3 years ago had evidently been

  • Junior A Football Final - Donegal v Aidan McAnespies
    by Rory on August 14, 2022 at 2:15 am

    Donegal 2-10 Aidan McAnespies 0-12 Donegal captured the Junior A football championship after a tightly contested final with Aidan McAnespies.  Donegal netted twice in the game with a goal in each half, and the irony with both goals was they came at times when Donegal were down a man due to the black card sin bin.   Darren Grant put in a tremendous performance in the middle of the field, and […]

  • Senior Football Semi-Final; Donegal v Connemara Gaels
    by Rory on August 9, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Donegal 3-10 Connemara Gaels 2-12 Cory Gallagher with Matt Sullivan in attendance.(Photo by Jack Collins)The last few years Donegal have been the team to beat in Boston, and this year it’s no different.  There was a lot to talk about before and after this titanic semi-final, where the Gaels stood between Donegal and a fourth final appearance on the trot.  The Gaels looked like they had found […]

  • Junior A Hurling Semi-Final: Offaly v Fr. Tom Burke's
    by Rory on August 9, 2022 at 12:10 am

    Offaly 2-16 Fr. Tom Burke’s 2-13 Robert Croft takes off for OffalyIt was a game of 2 halves between Offaly and Fr. Tom’s with Offaly dominating the opening 30 minutes, while Tom’s looked not to be at the races.  The second half was a turnaround with Tom’s keeping the Offaly men on edge and almost pulling off a comeback only to fall short as time ran out.  Offaly outscored their […]

  • Intermediate Football Semi-Final - Shannon Blues v Christopher's
    by Rory on August 8, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Christopher’s 0-17 Shannon Blues 1-15 Referee PJ Rabbitte, Blues captain Niall Walshand Christopher's captain Paudie Kenneally.It was a very exciting Intermediate semi-final between Christopher’s and the Shannon Blues.  With rarely more than a score between the teams it went all the way to the wire and while the game had all the hallmarks of requiring extra time, it was decided within the […]

  • Junior B Football Semi-Final - Cork v Donegal
    by Rory on August 8, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Cork 0-9 Donegal 1-16 Donegal's Paul McNulty wins a freeDonegal stamped their passport with a date in the Junior A football final with a fairly comfortable win against Cork in Sunday’s semi-final.  The rebels were without the services of a couple of key players, and a recent trip to Ireland for a number of home based payers did not help matters.  From early on it was fairly clear that would […]

  • Senior Football - Galway v Donegal
    by Rory on August 1, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Donegal 4 – 14 Galway 0-8 Jack Doherty tries to break free for DonegalBy the time the game began all hope was lost for Galway as a chance at forcing a playoff for the semi-final was lost after the Connemara Gaels defeated Aidan McAnespies in the previous game.   Galway had defeated Donegal a few weeks earlier, and repeating the feat was always going to be a tall order.  Donegal picked away […]

  • Senior Football - Aidan McAnespies v Connemara Gaels
    by Rory on August 1, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Connemara Gaels 3-13 Aidan McAnespies 1-12 Cian Sharkey eludes Sean ConneelyIt was the best performance from the Gaels since the season began, and following last week’s defeat at the hands of Donegal, a morale booster.   The Gaels had to win to avoid a possible playoff scenario with Galway, while a McAnespies victory would see them free and clear into the final two weeks from now.  Two first

  • Intermediate Football - Wolfe Tones v Christopher's
    by Rory on August 1, 2022 at 1:52 am

    Christopher’s 2-21 Wolfe Tones 2-11 It took more than one half of football for Christopher’s to pull away from their opponents and seal the points in the final Intermediate match in the regular season phase of the competition.  Win or lose it was always going to be Christopher’s playing the Shannon Blues  next week in the semi-final, and the Tones made a game of it until they ran out of […]

  • Junior A Football - Connemara Gaels v Donegal
    by Rory on August 1, 2022 at 1:20 am

    Connemara Gaels 0-13 Donegal 0-16 Ruairi Rafferty tried to get aroundColm FahertyIt was a game the Gaels needed to win to keep their hopes alive in the junior A championship and force a possible playoff against Cork.  Donegal on the other hand were already into next week’s semi-final and just waiting to see whether it would be Cork, or another meeting with the Gaels next week.  It turned out […]

  • Ladies Football - Boston Shamrocks v Connacht Ladies
    by Rory on July 26, 2022 at 1:04 am

    Connacht Ladies took the Game to the Shamrocks EarlyBoston Shamrocks and Connacht Ladies met as old rivals on Sunday as the Ladies footballers took to the field on a roasting hot Sunday afternoon.  Following a hotly contested game it was the Shamrocks who had that extra bit to see themselves to an 8 point win. The Shamrocks took early lead with a goal and two points from Ceiti Long.  Connacht

  • Senior Football - Donegal v Connemara Gaels
    by Rory on July 26, 2022 at 12:37 am

    Connemara Gaels 1-6 Donegal 1-16 The Gaels Mikey Kerr in PossessionDonegal brushed off their last 2 outings where they suffered back to back defeats to overpower the Connemara Gaels and gain confidence going into the final week of the round robin stage and into the semi-finals.   Donegal will have a chance at top spot and a bye into the final if they defeat Galway next Sunday, and hope that the

  • Intermediate Football - Kerry v Christopher's
    by Rory on July 25, 2022 at 1:14 am

    Kerry  0-17 Christopher’s 1-12 Kevin Kilkelly sees a chance at a goalKerry joy in Ireland today and in Canton the Kerry men will also have been happy with their day’s work.  The kingdom shook off a persistent Christopher’s challenge to secure a 3 point win and the top placing in the Intermediate championship.  It was not until after the first water break that Kerry started to motor and […]

  • Galway Boston Northeast Senior Hurling Champions
    by Rory on July 25, 2022 at 12:29 am

    Galway 4-23 Fr. Tom Burke’s 3-13 The ball is there for Cathrach Daly or John Moylan.Galway secured the title of Boston Northeast senior hurling champions on a brutally hot Sunday afternoon at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton.   Galway got off to a flying start, but Tom’s reined their opponents in for the middle 30 minutes of the game, however the Galway half back line pretty much had the

  • Intermediate Football - Wolfe Tones v Shannon Blues; Senior Football - Aidan McAnespies v Donegal
    by Rory on July 20, 2022 at 1:02 am

    Shannon Blues and Wolfe Tones met in the third game of the day on the field of dreams at the Irish Cultural Center on Sunday.  It was a tight game all the way through as the Tones attempted to gain their first victory of the campaign and retain an outside of a playoff appearance.  Shannon Blues pipped the Tones late in the GameThe Blues went into a 4 points to one lead with scores from Tom

  • Junior A Football - Aidan McAnespies v Donegal
    by Rory on July 20, 2022 at 12:57 am

    McAnespies started the game the stronger side and pressuring the Donegal defense immensely.  The Macs were unlucky not to be 1-3 up after 5 minutes, with a series of points from Paddy O’Neill and Pauric Dillon starting off the scoring for the McAnespies.   A great save from Keeper Padraig McLaughlin denied the Macs a goal.  Donegal broke their scoreless run after a break from the backs from […]

  • Intermediate Football - Christopher's v Shannon Blues
    by Rory on July 12, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Christopher’s 2-14 Shannon Blues 0-15 Christopher's emerged victorious Saturday v the BluesGoals win games they say, and it proved to be a true statement on Saturday afternoon as Christopher’s netted twice in the second half to win the points in a tight encounter with the Shannon Blues.  It was Alan Kennedy who was the main protagonist on the scoreboard for Christopher’s, and Tom Murnane […]

  • Junior A Football: Connemara Gaels v Cork
    by Rory on July 12, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Connemara Gaels 2-14 Cork 2-14 Paraic McDonagh on the ball for the GaelsCork and Gaels played an entertaining opening junior A football game Sunday with Cork looking like they would take the points for most of the game, only for the Gaels to steal a draw with a Paddy McGee strike on the stroke of full time.  Tom Keane was Cork’s danger man for most of the game with the corner forward from […]