Monday, June 10, 2024

6/9/2024 - Intermediate Football - Donegal Boston vs Wolfe Tones




Full Time Score:

9/6/2024 - Senior Hurling Championship - Galway vs Fr Toms

 

The Senior Hurling Championship started with all the fire and excitement that we can expect from these two Boston rivals. The old cliché of ‘it was a game of two halves’ came into fruition in this game, with only a point separating the teams at half time, but Galway really kicked on in the 2nd half to win convincingly in the end up.

 

Chris Nolan  started the brightest for Toms with Luke Kavanagh setting him up for the game’s first point. A puck out from Kevin Flynn found Nolan again who burst through the middle and finished brilliantly for the first goal of the game.

 

The referee had his work cut out in the first half with the two sides breaking into a lot of pushing and shoving (best described as handbags on multiple occasions). Galway started to edge their way back into the game with some great points taken by Aaron Myers and Alex Connaire.

 

A great switch of the play by Galway’s Alex Connaire found Niall Collins in space who carried it in and finished superbly into the net to put Galway a point to the good.

 

Galway started getting on top with Myers playing at center forward being unmarkable at times. Tom’s kept themselves in touching distance with Darragh Flynn and Chris Nolan doing most of the damage at the other end of the field.

 

Galway struck for a 2nd goal before half time with a great pass from Collins to set up Myers.

 

Half Time Score:

Galway: 2-10

Fr Toms: 1-12

 

Whatever was said at half time in the Galway camp definitely got their men going as they started to get on top all over the field. Sam Walsh was sprung from the bench and his impact was immediate scoring a point off his left side with his first possession of the sliotar.

 

The goal of the game came from Niall Collins, who collected the ball on the wing, got around his man and the keeper to rifle it into an empty net. Toms continued to battle hard and had a few goal chances themselves but some great goalkeeping by Darach Fahy kept them out.

 

A final goal by Galway substitute Liam Collins after a strong run by Tiernan Killeen at center back ended this thoroughly entertaining game.

 

Full Time Score:

Galway: 4-20

Fr Toms: 1-16

 

Galway now lead this 5 game series 1-0 with the next match being on Sunday 23rd June at 3:30pm.

 

Man of the Match: Aaron Myers

 

Team and Scorers:

Galway Boston:

Darach Fahy, Darren Morrissey, Gavin Fives, Michael Moylan, Tiernan Killeen, Ian Fox, Ronan Glennon, Eoin Morrissey, Alex Connaire (0-2), Aaron Myers (1-9), Ciaran Fahy, Niall Collins (2-1), Billy Power

Subs: Billy Power (1-0), Sam Walsh (0-4)

 

Fr Toms:

Kevin Flynn, Ciarmhac Smith, Eoin Lawless, Brian Troy, Cian Mulqueen, Fiachra Fitzpatrick, John O’Riordan, Luke Kavanagh, Chris Nolan (1-6), Luke Elliot (0-2), Darragh Flynn (0-9), Aidan O’Malley, Cian Folan

6/9/2024 - Senior Football - Donegal Boston vs Aidan McAnespies

Full Time:

Donegal Boston 3-20

Aidan McAnespies 1-6



6/9/2024 - Junior B Hurling - Sean Ogs vs Worcester Fenians

Full Time Score: 

Sean Ogs 1-11 

Worcester 2-3

A miserable rainy day didn’t get in the way of a great game of hurling between Sean Ogs and Worcester today. The last time these sides met, Worcester ran out comfortable winners. Today it went the other way, with Sean Ogs having a full squad of men and playing some great hurling. Worcester were down a few men, most notably Jimmy Rigney, who’s wife recently had a baby girl! Congrats, but in the words of Roy Keane: ‘It wasn’t him who had the baby!’




Monday, June 3, 2024

June 2 Men's Senior Football - Connemara Gaels v Donegal

 Connemara Gaels vs Donegal Boston 

It was a repeat of last years final to kick off the senior championship for these two Boston heavyweights. The crowd in attendance were hoping for similar match in terms of entertainment and it definitely didn’t disappoint! 


It was Donegal who started the brighter with Shane Carthy setting up Jordan Morrissey for the opening score. A quick ball kicked inside from James O’Grady to Sean Lowry ended with Lowry being fouled and Carthy converted the resulting free. 

Connemara then responded with some great link up play between Adam Waddick and Mark Nolan leading to Waddick being wide open in front of the goals to smash the ball into the roof of the net. Connemara stayed on top then with well taken points from Ryan Fadden and Oran Cunningham from the top of the D. 

A high ball in from Mark Nolan was well gathered by Cian Folan who laid it off to the onrushing Ryan Fadden. Ryan was one on one with the Donegal keeper Hugh Boyle and made no mistake from close range. 

Donegal were 6 down at this point and started slowly coming back into the game. Some quick fist passing up the field led to a goal chance for Ben McCarron which was well saved by Bryan O’Flaherty in goals for Connemara, tipping it over the bar for a point. 

Sean Lowry for Donegal started causing Connemara all sorts of trouble. Boyle picked him out from a kickout and some strong running led Coleman Mulkerrins to trip him resulting in a black card. Ben McCarron kicked the resulting free kick from a tough angle and close to the 45. 

Donegal really put the pressure on with the extra man. McCarron made a strong run through the middle to fist a point before Ciaran McDevitt was brought to the ground for a penalty. Carthy stepped up to take the peno, but O’Flaherty guessed the right way and pulled off a great save! 

Both teams traded scores to finish off the half with the goals and O’Flaherty’s goalkeeping being the difference at half time. 

Half Time Score:

Donegal Boston 0-8 Connemara Gaels 2-6 


Donegal won the throw up in the second half and were patient in their build up. A great turnover by Gaels captain Mulkerrins resulted in Sean Kenneddy breaking up the field to set up a well taken score from Oran Cunningham. Donegal responded with a very well taken score from McCarron from a tough angle on the left. 

An off the ball tussle between Jack Lynch and Jordan Morrissey led to two yellows for the pair. Donegal slowly clawed the Gaels back to 3 points in the difference with well taken points by O’Grady and McCarron. The Gaels then worked some very quick hand passing to Oran Cunningham who found himself right in front of goals and couldn’t miss. 

Michael Kerr for the Gaels picked up a great kickout down the right wing and took the ball inside and scored a beautiful point off his left. This left 8 points between the teams with Donegal with everything to do! 

Cory Gallagher was sprung from the bench for Donegal and started making his presence known around the middle winning breaking ball and switching the play when needed. Donegal slowly started to claw their way back with points from Sean Maloney, McCarron and Gallagher. 

Some sloppy play by both sides led to a few turnovers as the Gaels tried to wrestle back control of the game. 

McCarron won a high ball on the 20 yard line and turned his man to kick a point. A series of missed chances for Donegal eventually broke to Carthy who kicked a nice point off his left. Lowry turned provider for Maloney who was fouled on his way through. McCarron took the resulting free kicking the point. 

Donegal brought it back to 2 points before Oran Cunningham took on his man and scored with his left. The Donegal defenders started to get out on top making turnovers and breaking at speed. Carthy and Maloney added points to narrow the gap once more. One point between the sides. 

Waddick added a point for the Gaels before Ryan McMahon and McCarron leveled the proceedings. Ross Keogh for Connemara put scored another leave a point between the sides going into extra time. Ryan Fadden for the Gaels then got a black card for a deliberate foul around the middle of the field. Morrissey moved the ball quickly to Carthy who kicked a great score from the right hand side. 

Both teams had a chance to win it at the end with Fionn O’Hehir hitting the post for the Gaels and Sean Lowry dropping a shot short. 

Full Time Score:

Donegal Boston: 0-22 Connemara Gaels: 3-13 

 Teams and Scorers:

Donegal Boston:

Hugh Boyle, Neil Mulcahy, Anthony Diver, Sean Winston, Sean Moloney (0-2), Sean Doherty, Ben McGowan, Jordan Morrissey (0-1), Ben McCarron (0-9), Jimmy O’Grady (0-1), Shane Carthy (0-7), Sean Lowry, Ciaran McDevitt 

Connemara Gaels:

Bryan O’Flaherty, Sean Kennedy, Fionn O’Hehir, Michael Kerr (0-1), Colman Mulkerrin, Zaak Mahon, Adam Waddick (0-2), Oran Cunningham (1-3), Ryan Fadden (1-1), Dylan Murtagh (1-0), Mark Nolan (0-1), Cian Folan, Ross Keogh (0-4)

June 2 Men's Senior Football - Galway v Aidan McAnespies

 Aidan McAnespies vs Galway Boston 

The senior championship kicked off with a great game between Aidan McAnespies and Galway Boston. It was a nervy game throughout with a lot of unforced turnovers for both sides. Galway ended up being the victors in a game that could have went either way at times. 




It was Dara Keenan for Galway who opened the scoring with a well taken point from play. Macs were forced to be patient in their attack as they tried to break down a solid Galway defence. It was Cian Grimes for the Macs who opened their scoring with a great point from just inside the 45. 

Galway then upped the intensity with a brave turnover by Mardhc MacGeorail leading to some quick ball movement between Aidan Flanagan and Dara Keenan to set up Eoin Colleran to kick a great score off his left foot. Galway extended their lead to 2 points with wing back Ciaran Potter coming up the field to fist the ball over the bar. 

McAnespies battled back with Eoin Gormley using his speed to take on his man from the right wing and fisted it across the goal to give Ruari Gormley the simplest of tasks to palm it into the net. 

Galway were quick to reply with 2 unanswered points from MacGeorail and a beautiful point from Paul Carey. 

A great turnover by Cormac McKeogh led to Conall Devlin going on a solo run right through the heart of the Galway defence. He released Eoin Gormley with a fist pass who was taken down by the Galway goalkeeper Michael Moylan, resulting in a penalty. Robbie Croft came up from his nets to take the peno. Unfortunately for the Macs, Croft mishit his penalty, kicking it over the bar for a point. 

A quick kickout from Moylan let Galway move the ball quickly up the field while Croft was still out of his goals! Colleran rounded his marker before being brought down resulting in a penalty for Galway. Carey stepped up for Galway and made no mistake rifling the ball into the roof of the net. 

The Macs didn’t panic and stayed patient on the ball when working their attack. Rory Brolly started getting into the game more kicking two points in a row (one from a free, one from play). Eoin Gormley turned provider once more setting up Ruari Scott for a well taken goal. 

Galway, once again had a quick response with Colleran scoring a point to finish off the half. 

Half Time Score:

Galway 1-6 Aidan McAnespies 2-5 


The Macs won the throw up in the second half and strong running from Ruari Gormley set up Eoin Gormley for a well taken point from the top of the D. Both teams traded scores before Galway got the next goal of the game. Moylan came out of his goals for Galway to give them an extra man in attack. It led to Keenan assisting Carey who did well to find the back of the net. 

McAnespies responded with Peter O’Connell taking a point off his left foot. Both teams traded scores and with the game in the melting pot, it really could have went either way coming into the final quarter. 2-10 a piece with 15minutes to go. 

Galway then upped it another gear with Carey leading the charge from the front. He kicked a beauty of free with his favored left. Ciaran Potter then overkicked a pass to Carey but a mix up in the Macs defence led to the ball in Carey’s hands with an open net to slot the ball into. 

After the fortunate goal, Galway really kicked on putting serious pressure on the Macs Kickouts leading to 4 more unanswered points. Croft did well to save Colleran’s attempt at goal but Galway did well to recycle it to Carey to get the point. 

Galway now led by 8 coming into the last 5 minutes of the game. A high ball into the square from a Brolly free ended up in the back of the net for the McAnespies. Brolly then snuck another free over the bar just in off the post. The Macs really pushed up on Galways kickouts and some strong running with Conall Devlin winning the breaking ball and finishing the move with a point.  

This left just the goal between the teams coming into injury time. A frantic few minutes ensued with both sides forcing turnovers but not enough time on the clock for McAnespies to create another goal chance. 

Full Time Score:

Galway 3-15 Aidan McAnespies 3-12 

Man of the Match: Paul Carey (Galway) 

Teams and Scorers:

Aidan McAnespies:

Robbie Croft (0-1), Darran Gibney, Cormac McKeogh, Connall Devlin (0-1), Owen Ward, Cian Quinn, Rurai Gormley (1-0), Steven Ward, Cian Grimes (0-1), Eoin Gormley (1-1), Rurai Scott (1-1), Peter O’Connell (0-1), Rory Brolly (0-6) 

Galway Boston:

Michael Moylan, Sean Forde, Tom Creen, Ciaran Potter (0-1), Stephen White, Paudi Behan, Aidan Flanagan, Declan Doyle, Mardhc MacGeorail (0-2), Dara Keenan (0-1), Paul Carey (3-6), Conor Lawlor (0-1), Eoin Colleran (0-3)

Intermediate Football - Kerry v Christopher's - June 2

 Kerry vs Christophers – 2pm 

Hot conditions in Canton as Kerry and Christophers got their Intermediate Championships underway. It was one way traffic for the most of this game with Kerry putting their marker down early. Christophers, to their credit had a purple patch at the end of the first half but were unable to keep up their momentum at the start of the second half as Kerry ran out deserved winners. 

It was Christophers who started the brighter as they raced to 0-3 to 0-1 lead in the early stages with some well taken points from Dara O’Callaghan and Colm Joyce. Kerry battled back with a big turnover from John Cooper leading to the games first goal from Sean Guiden. Cooper led the way playing at center back for Kerry getting countless turnovers for the Munster men. 

It was one way traffic for Kerry and led the game 2-4 to 0-3 before Christophers registered another point. Christophers hit their purple patch just before half time and got a few scores on the bounce from Dara O’Callaghan, Colm Joyce and Shane McSweeney. 

Half Time Score:

Kerry 3-12 Christophers 0-8


 

Any chance of a Christophers comeback was quickly snuffed out by Kerry at the start of the second half. Kerry started dominating the midfield battle with George Kealey and Gary Vaughan winning a lot of the kickouts. 

Christophers kept battling to the end but were outmatched by a very strong Kerry side. Sean Guiden continued to lead from the front as Kerry finished the game comfortable winners. 

Full Time Score:

Kerry 7-21 Christophers 1-11 

Man of the Match: Sean Guiden (Kerry Boston) 

Teams and Scorers:

Kerry:

Sean Bohan, Paul Ring (0-1), Luke Chester, Deividas Uosis (0-1), John Cooper, Connor Stark, Gary Vaughan (1-2), George Kealey, Darragh Reen (0-5), Sean Guiden (2-5), Darragh Cortin, Mattie Farrell (2-2), Darragh Keane (2-2) 

Christophers:

Dylan Moran, Jake Kelly, Seth Thornton, Paudy Kenneally, Zak Lynn, James Cronin, Gavin Cronin, Jack O’Neill, Dara O’Callaghan (0-5), John Joyce (0-1), Evan Tobin, Shane McSweeney (0-2), Colm Joyce (1-3)

By Neil McEneaney

 

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Ladies Junior A Football Final- Shamrock Ladies and St. Brendan's

St. Brendan’s ladies' team took home the cup, to celebrate their first year playing at an adult level. They defeated the Boston Shamrocks in a hard-fought battle that resulted in a deserving win for the Brendan’s girls.  

They wasted no time in the opening minutes, bagging a goal kicked by number 6, Ava O'Donnell. The Shamrocks, determined not to be left behind, made several attempts, all of which were wide, or saved by Brendan’s fantastic goalie, Clodagh Horan. Possession was one-sided for most of the first half, and the Shamrocks struggled to hold onto the ball. Thankfully for them, the scoring was low on Brendan’s side too. Shamrocks’ number 20, kicked a point that put their name on the scoreboard, however, Brendan’s were still in the lead by three points.  

St. Brendan’s defenders were focused- they knew their job would be difficult from the beginning, and they let very little through. Brendan’s number 12, Ciara Delaney, secured another point and she followed up shortly after with her second goal of the game. Shamrocks now knew their work in the second half would be difficult.  

Brendan’s won the throw-in and secured the first point of the second half, courtesy of number 7 Fiona Tuohy. The pressure weighed on the Shamrocks’ defenders. With a point from number 12, Delaney, Brendan’s pulled further ahead, but refused to get comfortable with their lead. This was certainly the right decision, as moments later Shamrocks’ number 10, Catriona Lynch, buried a goal in the net.  

Despite hard work until the very last minute, the Shamrock Ladies could not catch their competitors. St. Brendan's took the victory and secured their spot in the USGAA finals next weekend.