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  • Sun July 8 - Senior Football: Donegal v Galway
    by Rory on July 9, 2018 at 3:15 am

    Galway 1-5 Donegal 2-15 Donegal waited until the second half to deliver the knockout blows to Galway in another facile win for the star studded team.  Galway defended well and created enough chances to keep it close in the first half, but a team like Donegal will make you pay for misses and mistakes, and so it was, as Donegal sailed away in the second half with a 13 point win. Galway's […]

  • Sun July 8 - Senior Hurling: Tipperary v Galway
    by Rory on July 9, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Galway 1-19 Tipperary 0-23 Tipperary and Galway played a thrilling game of hurling with Galway threatening to undo Tipp’s winning record this season.  The Tribesmen made up for a slow start and led mid-way through the second half.  Tipp, however, were not to be undone and a last minute score from substitute Dean Coleman claimed the points. Seanie McGarr tries to clear for Tipperary.  […]

  • Sun July 8 - Senior Football: Wolfe Tones v Shannon Blues
    by Rory on July 9, 2018 at 2:42 am

    Wolfe Tones 1-15 Shannon Blues 1-13 With the championship entering the critical second phase of games, points would be of utmost importance to secure a top four place.  The Blues and Tones battled hard in a game that went to and fro and the affair was not decided until the final 2 minutes of a tense, exciting game. Brian Egan on the ball for the Blues.  The Blues and Tones played a […]

  • Sun July 8 - Ladies Senior Football: Boston Shamrocks v Connacht Ladies
    by Rory on July 9, 2018 at 2:23 am

    Boston Shamrocks 2-9 Connacht Ladies 2-9 It was another nail biter in the Ladies Senior Football championship with Connacht looking like they would even the standings for the championship, and the Shamrocks persistence paying off at the very end with an equalizing goal from a penalty.  For much of the game the Connacht Ladies looked like they had found the formula to best their opponents, […]

  • Sun July 8 - Junior A Football: Christopher's v Connemara Gaels
    by Rory on July 9, 2018 at 2:09 am

    Connemara Gaels 2-10 Christopher’s 5-16 Christopher’s won their first game of the season in convincing style against a decent looking Connemara Gaels team.  The game was still very much open until back to back goals from Christopher’s knocked the stuffing out of the Gaels about 10 minutes into the second half. Ronan Geraghty smells a score. Christopher’s were looking good to secur […]

  • Sunday July 1 - Senior Hurling: Offaly v Wexford
    by Rory on July 3, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Offaly and Wexford met in a physical encounter on Sunday afternoon that saw the teams battle back and forth until Offaly was left standing two points clear.  The first score of the match was a beautiful goal by Conor O’Shaugnessy for Wexford, who added a point off the ensuing puck out for an early advantage. Offaly reeled them back in with three straight points.  Lyndon Kiely fired over […]

  • Sunday July 1 - Senior Football: Donegal v Connemara Gaels
    by Rory on July 3, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    By Mark Dunphy In one of the most anticipated Canton debuts in recent memory, Diarmuid Connolly traded blue for green and gold and led Donegal to a 4-13 to 1-08 victory over the Connemara Gaels.  Dermot Connolly drives past Dave Lynda (Photo:  Brian Rooney) Connolly started center forward with Dave Lynda handed the unenviable task of marking the former Footballer of the Year. Lynda mor […]

  • Sunday July 1 - Senior Hurling: Fr. Tom Burke's v Tipperary
    by Rory on July 3, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    By Mark Dunphy Tipperary took a while to get going in the first hurling match of the day, but once they did Tipp overwhelmed Fr. Tom’s around the middle of the park on their way to a 2-21 to 1-13 win.  Joe Coleman drives one in for Tipp (Photo: Brian Rooney) The teams traded two points each to open proceedings before Tipp’s Russell Quirke shouldered his marker out of the way, […]

  • Sunday July 1 - Junior A Football: Cork v Donegal
    by Rory on July 3, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    By Mark Dunphy In the opening match on a blazing Sunday in Canton, Cork overcame a two-point halftime deficit and cruised to a nine point victory over Donegal.  The first half was a hard-fought affair between two well-matched sides. Donegal found the net twice, both times through penalties from Christy Mickiellen. The first came on a low ball played inside to the corner forward, who was […]

  • Saturday June 30 - Junior A Football: Aidan McAnespies v Shannon Blues
    by Rory on July 3, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    By Mark Dunphy The Aidan McAnespies made the most of their powerful target man on a sweltering Saturday evening at the Irish Cultural Center that necessitated extra water breaks long after the sun dropped low overhead.  The Shannon Blues started brightly, tapping over three quick points to open the scoring. But it didn’t take long for the Macs to work their way into the match. Their first […]

  • Sunday July 1 - Senior Football: Shannon Blues v Aidan McAnespies
    by Rory on July 3, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    By Mark Dunphy In the final match of the day, with a blazing sun finally setting over Canton, the Aidan McAnespies did just enough to get over the line in a heavyweight matchup against the Shannon Blues.  Darragh Roche opened proceedings with a strong effort, sweeping a long-range chance over the bar. On the ensuing kickout, Macs keeper Anthony Kidney walked the ball out from his net w […]

  • Senior Hurling - Tipperary v Offaly
    by Rory on June 25, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Tipperary 6- 19 Offaly 0-12 Tipperary were a level or two above Offaly in a game in which the faithful county battled hard, but could not match the power of their opponents.  Joe Coleman and Jerry O’Neill in the Wexford forward line provided a mountain that Offaly could not overcome. Russell Quirke looks for assistance. Joe Coleman at center forward was the powerhouse for Tipperary in […]

  • Senior Football: Connemara Gaels v Wolfe Tones
    by Rory on June 25, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Connemara Gaels 2-5 Wolfe Tones 0-10 After a sleepy opening half the game woke up with a blast as the Gaels took both points with an injury time goal.  The Tones looked to have the points in the bag against a misfiring Gaels team, but 2 second half goals ended up delivering the goods for the Connemara Men. Wolfe Tones Dean Curran shoots. It was a low scoring first half, with the Gaels […]

  • Senior Football - Shannon Blues v Galway
    by Rory on June 25, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Shannon Blues 4-19 Galway 1-20 Shannon Blues recorded a second win following a tough encounter with Galway.  The teams were neck and neck for most of the game, but in the final quarter the Blues pulled away as Galway tired.  A late Paul O’Donoghue penalty saw the St. Mary’s man net a hat trick, as goals were the downfall of Galway for a second week in a row. Daragh Roche has the goal in […]

  • Ladies Senior Football: Boston Shamrocks v Connacht Ladies
    by Rory on June 25, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Boston Shamrocks 2-8 Connacht Ladies 1-9 The opening game of the Ladies senior football championship was a hard fought, closely contested affair.  The Shamrocks pulled out the win in the final 10 minutes of a game that was neck and neck all the way through.  If this is a harbinger of things to come it should be a keenly contested title this season. Katie Black on the move for the Shamrocks […]

  • Junior A Football - Donegal v Shannon Blues
    by Rory on June 25, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    Donegal 3-14 Shannon Blues 0-6 Donegal and the Blues opened proceedings at the Irish Cultural Center on Sunday with Donegal coming out with a convincing win.  The northerners never looked in any danger, but for their part the Blues fought hard throughout what was a losing battle.  Christy McLaughlin smoothly curls it over. Donegal rattled the net 3 times inside the first 30 minutes […]

  • Senior Football: Galway v Wolfe Tones
    by Rory on June 18, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Wolfe Tones 4-15 Galway 1-19 Wolfe Tones added a win to their victory from their first season outing.  Three goals, two right at the start of the game and the third early in the second half, proved to be the platform for victory.  Galway made up most of the difference and stayed with their opponents in the first half, but after conceding the third goal ran out of steam somewhat.  Cian […]

  • Senior Hurling: Fr. Tom Burke's v Galway
    by Rory on June 18, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Galway 4-17 Fr. Tom Burke’s 3-18 In their first outing of the season Galway’s powerful looking forward line delivered the goods against Fr. Tom’s in an open, free flowing game of hurling Sunday afternoon.  Conditions were perfect for hurling, dry and fast with a slight breeze.  Aidan Helebert at center forward was essential for the tribesmen, and 2 second half goals from Waterford man, […]

  • Senior Football: Aidan McAnespies v Donegal
    by Rory on June 18, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Aidan McAnespies 2-10 Donegal 1-16 A good crowd was at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton to witness Donegal and McAnespies play a blistering game of championship football, one in which Donegal came through in the crucial last 10 minutes.  The sides were all square coming into the final stretch, and two great scores gave Donegal an edge that they carried to the final whistle.  Oisin […]

  • Seán Óg’s - Boston Northeast division's Newest Club.
    by Rory on June 14, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    This Saturday, June 16th, will see the newest GAA club in the Northeast Division take to the field at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton as the - Seán Óg’s line out for their first ever game in the Men’s Junior B Football Competition against Hartford. Comprised entirely of American-born players in the Boston-area who have come through the underage ranks, the team will serve as a pipelin […]