Sunday, May 21, 2017


Fr. Tom Burke’s 3-18 Galway 1-12

Conditions were good for the first outing of the season for the teams.  There was some good hurling on show and some well taken scores.  Tom’s came away with a handsome win by the time all was said and done.  There were some great performances throughout from several Tom’s veterans.  James Dooley did well at corner back, Dylan Costello in the half back line, and Chris Donoghue and Cormac Joyce-Power in the forwards.  Joyce-Power made good use of the ball that came into his corner, coming away with 10 points from play.

Paudge Egan with a free for Tom's.
With Tom’s leading by six points to three in the early going, a Gary Kelly goal solidified Tom’s advantage.  Galway responded to the goal well, scoring four points on the trot.  Adam Kenny, John Coleman and David Lordan the scorers.  Tom’s, however, finished the half well with three unanswered themselves.  Dylan Costello probably with the pick of the bunch from inside his own half.  Tom’s 1-11 Galway 0-8 at the break.

The second half saw Tom’s pull away.  The all-important first 10 minutes after the restart went to Tom’s.  Four balls into Joyce-Power’s corner and the four more points for the Limerickman.  Adam Kenny stemmed the tide for Galway with a desperately needed score, but the final quarter saw Tom’s add two more goals.  Shane Dooey, who was set up by Joyce-Power, and Shane Ryan capitalized on their chances.  A couple of scuffles flared up in the latter stages, but were handled well by referee Jimmy Rigney.  Adam Kenny netted late for Galway to improve the look of things on the scoreboard.

Tom’s:  Sean O’Brien, James Dooley, Brian Flynn, Dylan Costello, Donal Coughlin, David Burke, Seamus Higgins, Paudge Egan, Shane Dooey, Chris Donoghue, Shane Regan, C. Joyce-Power, Garry Kelly.

Galway:  Ray Grealish, Michael Lennon, Colm Daly, Cian Clifford, Seamus Loftus, Aidan Murphy, Martin Doyle, Sean Lordan, Adan Kenny, David Lordan, Enda Feeney, John Coleman, David O’Grady.
By Rory O'Donnell

McAnespies Survive Nervy Ending to Take the Pat O'Brien Cup


Aidan McAnespies 0-12 Donegal 0-9

Aidan McAnespies captured the first piece of silverware of the season with a 3 point win over Donegal.  Having outplayed their opponents for almost all of the 60 minutes, it was still a nervy ending for McAnespies.  A late diving save in injury time from Paddy Coakley denied Darren Doherty a goal that would have sent the game into extra time.  The McAnespies defence was outstanding throughout, closing the spaces and forcing Donegal into giving up the ball on almost every attack in the first half.  Marty Mongan, Jimmy Rigney and Robbie Croft we also all on form as McAnespies scored a sweet victory to claim the first trophy of the season. 

Gerry Prior presents McAnespies captain, Paddy Coakley,
with the Pat O'Brien Cup.
McAnespies streaked into a 5 points to one lead over the first quarter.  Each time Donegal were in possession the McAnespies back line swarmed and denied easy options to their opponents.  At the other end Macs capitalized on their chances.  Brian Breslin scored twice, attacking from wing back, while Croft, Che O’Donnell, and Mongan tallied one each.  Donegal were short on ideas, Derek Maguire carrying forward and not much happening afterwards.  Points did come from Sean Hume and Maguire for the Tir Chonaill men.  Donegal were short on a reliable free taker as different players tried their hand from within range, but with no success.  Before the break a point from Jimmy Rigney and two from Croft, one a lovely swinger from a tight angle, to a Lee Carr point for Donegal made it a 0-8 to 0-3 advantage for McAnespies at the break.

Aidan McAnespies, 2017 Pat O'Brien Cup Champions
The second half saw McAnespies up against it after Eoin Delmer was sent off following a second yellow card.  Donegal started to make noise, but still, could not capitalize on the chances that came their way.  Ironically, the most difficult dead ball effort of the day was sent over the bar by Brian Donnelly, and was answered by a great Croft effort from range.  The gap closed to within a score after Carr and Donnelly pointed and at that stage Donegal were laying siege to the McAnespies goal.  With the pressure building, it looked like the tide may be turning.  The teams were leveled up in personnel, however, after Brian Donnelly was yellow carded a second time and the pressure eased somewhat on the McAnespies defence.  Not entirely though, as after the sides traded two points each, nerves set in on the McAnespies sideline as a goal would level affairs.  Donegal got inside and captain, Paddy Coakley, dived to his left to keep out Doherty’s low drive.  Carr and Rigney each pointed as McAnespies played possession with the line begging referee Jason Long to blow the whistle which eventually came.

A sweet win for McAnespies, and a bright start to 2017.  Picking one player as man of the match is difficult as it was a team performance that carried the day for the Macs.  However, Brian Breslin’s attacking runs relieved pressure when needed, Jimmy Rigney put in a tremendously gutsy performance, and Croft popped up the scores from the chances that came his way. 

Donegal:  Pauric Miskell, Declan Scott, Jack O’Brien, Mark Canny, Darren Doherty, Neal McAneny, Brian Donnelly, Kevin Toner, Lee Carr, Derek Maguire, Conor Brennan, Sean Hume, Sean Donnelly.

Macs:  Paddy Coakley, Eoin Delmer, Seamus Breslin, Paul Clifford, Tommy Brerton, Brian Breslin, Marty Mongan, Niall Donaghy, Jimmy Rigney, Che O’Donnell, Eamon Joyce, Robbie Croft, Ciaran Wallace.
By Rory O'Donnell

Friday, May 19, 2017

Pat O'Brien Cup Final - Aidan McAnespies v Donegal


The first final of the young season will feature two clubs that have no love lost between them when Donegal and Aidan McAnespies meet next Saturday May 20, at 3:45.  The game has the potential to be a passionate affair.  Both teams won all of their group games and neither side will want to experience their first loss of the year. 

Donegal veteran Mark Canney is part of a
home base containing a lot of talent.
Donegal’s side looks full of talent with Louthmen, Brian Donnelly and Derek Maguire manning the midfield and half back line espectvely.  Up front the forward line includes the dynamic Lee Carr, and players capable of taking their points in Sean Hume and Sean Donnelly.  Alongside veteran players Darren Doherty, Mark Canney, and Declan MacBride Donegal will not lack the commitment, skill or passion for this one.

Aidan McAnespies are in the running for some early season silverware.
Aidan McAnespies are undergoing a rebirth of sorts.  With several new transfers, the Macs put out a strong and versatile side.  Seamie Breslin, PJ Gallagher and Jimmy Rigney have held the back line together well, but Saturday will have their work cut on the big field in the face of a very good set of Donegal forwards.  On the other side of the ball McAnespies have speed and quickness in Brian Breslin, and guile and experience in Robbie Croft.  Paul Clifford, Eoin Delmer, and Che O’Donnell have added strength to the lineup. 

One might give Donegal the slight edge in this one on what we have seen so far, but with panels still being filled out and the large field now providing the stage, there is a lot up in the air before we see who claims the first silverware of 2017.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Aidan McAnespies and Donegal into Pat O'Brien Cup Final


The final round of group games for the Pat O’Brien Cup saw Aidan McAnespies and Donegal make next Saturday’s final thanks to wins for each side.  The Macs just about survived a late Connemara Gaels surge to win their 3 games, while Donegal had a little easier time of things with a comfortable win over Christopher’s.  The final will be played on the main field, and from what we have seen in the last few weeks, it is an early season decider that will be worth .

Aidan McAnespies 1-10 Connemara Gaels 2-6

Jimmy Rigney tries to break the challenge
of Kevin Owens and Kevin McGrath
Aidan McAnespies survived a late 5 point Gaels surge to make it 3 out of 3 in the Pat O’Brien Cup and earn a date with rivals, Donegal, in next Saturday’s final.

In the early going it was a familiar story, Croft and Breslin showing, and combining, well in the corners while the back line did their job in stopping Gaels forays forward.  Che O’Donnell at half forward looked strong on the ball as McAnespies took a 1-2 lead.  The Gaels fought back.  A fantastic ball from Kevin McGrath put Sean Conneeley in position to net, and points followed from Paddy McGee and McGrath.  Maca finished the half well with points from Ciaran Wallace, Seamie Breslin and Brian Breslin to hold a 1-6 to 1-3 lead at the break.

The second half saw McAnespies pull away with 4 unanswered points after James Flaherty had reduced the gap to 2 points.  It looked like the Gaels would have to fold the tent after Flaherty and McGrath were black carded, however, a late surge saw points from Conneeley and Gavin McCrystal followed by a goal from McCystal, who had entered play following Flaherty’s black card.  McAnespies held on for the final minute for the win.

Macs:  Paddy Coakley, Jimmy Rigney, Paul Clifford,  Tommy Brethon, JP Gallagher, Seamus Breslin, Niall Donaghy, Martin Mongan, Eoin Delmer, Che O’Donnell, Ciaran Wallace, Robbie Croft, Brian Breslin.

Gaels:  Eoin Connolly, Ciaran Killeen, Niall McGinn, Ian Heanue, Ryan Caffrey, Joe O’Shea, James Flaherty, Kevin McGrath, Paddy McGee, Pauric McDonagh, Damien Doolan, Kevin Owens, Sean Conneeley.

Shannon Blues 1-20 Galway 0-9

Eyes on the ball.
Following McAnespies win, the game that meant little in terms of progression in the competition and was more of an opportunity for the teams to get a game under their belts before the championship starts just under 3 weeks from now. 

Shannon Blues came away with a comfortable victory.  Kerry duo, Lee O’Donoghue and Kieran Hurley, impressed again in the front line, and tallied 1-6 between them before the break.  Galway dug in and on occasion opened up the Blues defence.  Alex Kenny pointed, and later in the half James Doyle added a second, however, but other chances went awry for the tribesmen.

Entering the second half with a 1-10 to 0-4 lead the Blues looked comfortable and there was ample time for the run for the players who had not started the game.  Galway continued to battle to get as much as they could out of the time and converted several chances.  At the end of the cup run for each time the Blues look to have formed a solid base for the championship, and Galway will be looking to bring in some recruits over the next several weeks for their championship panel.

Blues:  Dara O’Shea, Fionn O’Herlihey, Derek O’Brien, Shane Kelly, Liam Henry, James Maher, Pat Murray, Barry Hartnett, Conor Fitzgerald, Darren Wallace, Steven Henry, Lee O’Donoghue, Kieran Hurley.

Galway: Jamie Kelly, Craig Burke, Colm Tummon, Sean O’Rourke, Paul Cummins, Tom Davey, Jamie Kehoe, Sam Lenihan, Tom Maloney, Kevin Cummins, Cian Morley, Alex Kenny, James Doyle.

Donegal 4-15 Christopher’s 1-7

Donegal booked their place into the final with an impressive victory over Christopher’s.  With Brian Donnelly and Derek Maguire firing on all cylinders, and Lee Carr, Sean Donnelly and Sean Hume making and taking the scores in the forward line, the northerners never looked in trouble.  Inside the first half Sean Donnelly netted a hat trick.

Although their back line was under almost constant pressure, Christopher’s kept at it.  Danny Kenneally set up a goal for TJ Stenson early in the game, however, it was a struggle throughout for the remainder.  Shane Dooey popped up for a handful of points, while James Horgan and Patrick Kerrigan did well.  For Donegal, Letterkenny man Sean Hume finished the game with a 1-4 tally, while Carr ended with five points.  Donegal will be optimistic heading into next Saturday’s final on the back of two

Donegal:  Pauric Miskell, Mark Canney, Paul McNulty, Neil McEneaney, Darren Doherty, Sean Doherty, Derek Maguire, Brian Donnelly, Jack O’Brien, Conor Brennan, Sean Donnelly, Lee Carr, Sean Hume. 

Christopher’s:  Mark Delaney, Martin Coppinger,  Paudie Kenneally, James Horgan, Denis Dempsey, Shane Dooey, Jack Lynch, Greg Henry, Paddy Manning, Coleman Kennedy, Patrick Kerrigan, Dan Kenneally, TJ Stenson. 
By Rory O'Donnell

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Pat O'Brien Cup - Second Round


Group B
Donegal 3-13 Wolfe Tones 2-7
Donegal kept Group B open with a win over Wolfe Tones in their first outing of the season.  The northerners took a while to get going, and once they did, pulled away in the last quarter of the game.
Mark Canny on the ball for Donegal.
Lee Carr was the playmaker for Donegal in the forward line.  The diminutive wing forward created openings for his teammates, and on occasion took the score himself.  Sean Hume and Sean Donnelly capitalized on the opportunities with four first half points between them, while Carr popped over two himself.  The Tones were still very much in the hunt with a Shane O’Rourke first half goal, while Gavin Walsh pointed twice from his corner forward berth.
The Tones netted early in the second half through Cormac Joyce-Power after a great Aaron Moore run made the opening for the big Limerick man.  Donegal kept picking off their points however.  Donnelly and Hume, along with some great play from Louthman, Derek Maguire, eventullay tipped the scales in Donegal’s favour.  Maguire and Donnelly netted to cancel out the Tones goals, and now a win, or a draw, for Donegal next week against Christopher’s, sees them into the final of the competition.
Donegal:  Pauric Miskell, Mark Canney, Paul McNulty, Neil McEneaney, Sean Tim, Derek Maguire, Brian Donnelly, Declam McBride, Darren Doherty, Sean Donnelly, Lee Carr, Sean Hamill, Sean Hume. 
Tones:  Shane Hayes, Fergal O’Brien, Darren McDonnell, Aaron Moore, Darren Maguire, Mike O’Brien, Gerry Troy, Jarlath Boyce, Joey Farrell, Cormac Joyce-Power, Shane O’Rourke, Garret Byrne, Gavin Walsh.

Group A
Aidan McAnespies 9-13 Galway 0-2
Aidan McAnespies made it 2 for 2 in the early season, and pretty much had the game out of reach for Galway before half time.  Goals were the order of the day for the Macs with Brian Breslin and Robbie Croft in the corners. 
Robbie Croft shoots between the posts for Aidan McAnespies.
Breslin had a hat trick before the break and Croft tallied 6 points, both from play and from dead balls.  Galway managed a couple of points from Kevin Cummins, however with Jimmy Rigney on top of his game at corner back and JP Gallagher likewise at center back, Galway never settled into the game.
The second half was more of the same, with Breslin ending the day with 5 goals to his name.  The result leaves McAnespies in pole position to reach the final with a win or a draw against the Gaels next week. 
Macs:  Paddy Coakley, Jimmy Rigney, Paul Clifford, Seamy Breslin, JP Gallagher, Tom Brereton, Marty Mongan, Niall Donahy, Ciaran Wallace, Eoin Delmer, Che O’Donnell, Brian Breslin, Robbie Croft.
Galway:  Jamie Kelly, Craig Burke, Colm Tummon, Tom Davey, Paul Cummins, Greg Lundy, Tom Walsh, Stewart Cullen, Peter Herlihy, Jamie Keogh, Kieran Gallagher, Kevin Cummins, Cian Marley.

Connemara Gaels 0-6 Shannon Blues 1-11
Shannon Blues looked impressive in their outing Saturday afternoon.  Kieran Hurley was instrumental in much of the good work from the Blues, and Glenfesk man, Lee O’Donoghue also impressed for the Blues.
Pat Moriarty tries to gather for the Blues.
After an opening 10 minutes which saw Coleman Mulkerrins and Kevin McGrath point for the Gaels, while Darren Wallace and Hurley put 3 over between them for the Blues, a three point spurt saw the Blues into the half with a four point lead.  Liam Henry and Hurley the scorers.
The Gaels closed the gap shortly after the break, McGrath with a lovely effort from a tight angle.  However, the Blues regained hold of the game, and Hurley was involved in each one of three unanswered points to restore the Blues lead.  With the Gaels goal under fierce attack a goal eventually come for Pat Murray late in the game to seal it for the Blues. 
Gaels:  Eoin Connolly, David Black, Niall McGinn, Damien Doolan, Niall Collins, Joe O’Shea, Ryan Caffrey, Tom Duggan, Sean Connolly, Coleman Mulkerrins, Ian Heanue, Kevin McGrath, Paddy McGee.
Blues:  Dara O’Shea, Fionn O’Herlihy, Derek O’Brien, Conor Kerins, Steven Henry, James Maher, Barry Hartnett, Pat Murray, Liam Henry, Darren Wallace, Conor Fitzgerald, Lee O’Donoghue, Kieran Hurley.
By Rory O'Donnell

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Pat O'Brien Cup First Round

The first round of Pat O’Brien cup games got the Boston Northeast 2017 season off to a great start at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton Mass.  Weather conditions were good, though perhaps a little on the warmer side than we are used to in late April, and a stiff wind blew up as the afternoon wore on. 

Six football teams were in action, with each club almost having completed their home based rosters.  Games were entertaining with some familiar names from recent years back in action on the fields of Canton, wins for Aidan McAnespies and Connemara Gaels in group A, while in Group B Wolfe Tones came away with the win.
Group A
Aidan McAnespies 1-8 Shannon Blues 0-7
Aidan McAnespies had a good first outing of the season.
Aidan McAnespies and the Blues got the action going with a few new signings impressing for McAnespies.  Brian Breslin (Strabane) and Paul Clifford (Kildare) looked strong in the half back line, with Breslin popping over a couple of points, and at corner forward another Tyrone native, Che O’Donnell, proved very effective with 1-3 to his name by the time affairs concluded.  Robbie Croft made the big move back to Boston, and playing in the middle of the field had a largely productive outing.
Shannon Blues will be looking towards their outing against the Gaels.
The Blues side featured some returning names from years past.  Notably Darren Wallace and Barry Hartnett.  Also coming in during the game was veteran Michael Ralston.  The Blues played some nice handpassing football out of defence, but almost always came up against a stiff defence when in scoring range.  McAnespies held a 0-6 to 0-2 lead approaching the break, and Ralston and Wallace reduced that gap to 2 points before the whistle.  It was a late second half goal from O’Donnell that put the win in the bag for McAnespies to get them off the a good start.
Macs:  Paddy Coakley, Eoghan Delmer, Jimmy Rigney, Brian Breslin, Paul Clifford, Seamie Breslin, Marty Mongan, Robbie Croft, Cathal O’Neill, Niall Breslin, Tommy Brereton, Che O’Donnell, Russell Quirke. 
Blues:  Daragh O’Shea, Fionn Herlihey, S. Henefy, Conor Kerins, Shane Kelly, John Craig, Barry Hartnett, Pat Murray, James Maher, Darren Wallace, Conor Mullen, S. Conway, Liam Henry.

Connemara Gaels 2-9 Galway 1-5
Next up were the westerners, Connemara Gaels and Galway.  It was fairly tight all the way until the Gaels put some distance between themselves and their opponents in the final quarter of the game.
Kieran Killeen gets the Gaels going.
There were lots of familiar names on both rosters, with Coleman Mulkerrin featuring well for the Gaels and Kevin Cummins for Galway in the early going.  It was 3 a piece after 10 minutes, before PJ Connolly from Leitir Mór netted for the Gaels after a great Ryan Caffrey run.  James Doyle responded with a point for Galway, but another point from Connolly had the Gaels sitting on a 4 point half time lead.
Galway's Sam Lenihan
Galway opened the second half with a fine goal from Tom Walsh.  Cummins found his teammate on the corner of the square with an unorthodox pass from the outside of his boot, and after the fetch Walsh buried the ball on the near side of the posts.  Kilmacud Crokers man, Peter Herlihy, leveled matters with a point, and it was all to play for down the stretch.  The Gaels ended with 5 unanswered scores as they stepped up the pressure.  The wind picked up and helped the Gaels with their efforts, as did Ciaran Killeen who sparked the team with a point, and set up a goal for Sean Conneely, to see the Gaels to the win.
Gaels:  Paddy Sweeney, David Black, Niall Collins, Damien Doolan, Ian Heanue, Ciaran Killeen, Ryan Caffrey, James Flaherty, Coleman Mulkerrin, Paddy McGee, Sean Conneely, Patrick Connolly, Gabhain McCrystal. 
Galway:  James Kelly, Sean O’Rourke, Greg Lundy, Tom Davey, Stevie Cullen, Colm Tummon, Alan Egan, Thomas Walsh, Kieran Gallagher, Sam Lenihan, Peter Herlihey, Kevin Cummins, James Doyle

Group B

Wolfe Tones 1-13 Christopher’s 0-7
The final game saw Christopher’s take on the Wolfe Tones.   The Tones ran away with a 9 point win, but not without a fight from Christopher’s for much of the game. 
Christopher's Dan Kenneally lines up a shot.
Gavin Walsh opened the scoring for the Tones, who had Gerry Troy and Jarlath Boyce anchoring midfield.  The scores flowed for Tones though Mike O’Brien, Shane O’Rourke and Cormac Joyce-Power.  With Ferghal O’Brien playing well at corner back and Daniel Courtney in the middle of the half back line, the Tones were well on top of affairs.  A goal from O’Rourke (Kilcock) put them in the driver’s seat as Christopher’s tried to get themselves back into the contest.
The Tones' Daniel Courtney with Murt Hunt in pursuit.
Opening the second half down by 7, Christopher’s made things interesting with three points on the trot from Dan Kenneally, Shane Dooey, and Paddy Manning.  A goal chance that that would have put Christopher’s right back in it after Dooey opened up for himself, was well saved by Shane Hayes.
The Tones steadied the boat with Tones veteran Joey Farrell popping over a couple of scores after entering as a substitute, as the Tones saw themselves through to the win.
Christopher’s:  Mark Delaney, Martin Coppinger, Sean Coppinger, Paudie Kenneally, James Horgan, Denis Dempsey, Jerry Kenneally, Shane Dooey, Paddy Manning, Murt Hunt, Patrick Kerrigan, Dan Kenneally, Paul Bannon. 
Tones:  Shane Hayes, Keith Gill, Darren McDonnell, Ferghal O’Brien, Daniel Courtney, Darren Maguire, Gerry Troy, Jarlath Boyce, Cormac Joyce-Power, Mike O’Brien, Cathal Moriarty, Shane O’Rourke, Gavin Walsh.

Schedule - May 6 2017

Pat O’Brien Cup – Second Round
Saturday May 6
Group A
4:00 Shannon Blues v Connemara Gaels
5:00 Aidan McAnespies v Galway
Group B
6:00 Wolfe Tones v Donegal

Friday, April 21, 2017

Pat O'Brien Cup and Feile Fundraiser Event

Saturday April 29 sees the beginning of the 2017 GAA season at the Irish Cultural Center.  The Pat O’Brien Cup features 3 games with the defending champions, Connemara Gaels, taking on last year’s championship finalists, Galway.  The other ties see Donegal take on Wolfe Tones and Aidan McAnespies play the Shannon Blues.
The cup takes on a new format with each team playing the others in the group, and at the end of group play the top teams will play each other in the final.  The format ensures at least two games for each club before the Championship begins on June 4, and clubs have the chance to get their home based players back into the swing of things, and to blood some the many new home based signings.  Group A:  Aidan McAnespies, Shannon Blues, Galway, Connemara Gaels.  Group B:  Donegal, Wolfe Tones, Christopher’s. 
There will also be a fundraiser at the ICC on Saturday evening for the U14 teams that will be participating in the Feile at the end of June in Ireland.  The competition is a trip of a lifetime for underage players, who put in a tremendous effort preparing for the competition, and the prospect of traveling to Ireland and being part of the team really bolsters the underage programs in the region.  It is a large expense for a family to travel and a successful fundraiser helps defray some of the cost.
Connemara Ace Sean Conneeley chased by Donegal's
Gavin "Fireman" Gallagher
So, next Saturday is a chance to enjoy some early season action and get out to not only support the home based players, but to give the youth support and enjoy some music and Irish dancing at the fundraising event.






Sat April 29 - Schedule of Games:
4:00 Aidan McAnespies v Shannon Blues
5:00 Galway v Connemara Gaels
6:00 Wolfe Tones v Christopher’s
Fundraiser begins at 6:00.





Saturday, April 8, 2017

Pat O'Brien Cup Opens April 29


Boston GAA

Season Kicks off April 29 with Pat O’Brien Cup

The Boston GAA season begins on April 29 with the commencement of the Pat O’Brien Cup.  The competition will take a group format with the seven teams who entered drawn into groups of 4 and 3 teams respectively.   After the groups have been completed the top team in each group play for the cup.  Group A:  Aidan McAnespies, Shannon Blues, Galway, Connemara Gaels.  Group B: Donegal, Wolfe Tones, Christopher's. 





Schedule:

April 29

Group A

4:00 Aidan McAnespies v Shannon Blues
5:00 Galway v Connemara Gaels

Group B

6:00 Wolfe Tones v Christopher's


May 6

Group B

4:00 Donegal v Wolfe Tones

Group A

5:00 Aidan McAnespies v Galway
6:00 ShannonBlues v Connemara Gaels


May 13

Group A

4:00 Aidan McAnespies v Connemara Gaels

Group B

5:00 Donegal v Christopher's

Group A

6:00 Shannon Blues v Galway

Provisional Date for final May 20.  Games may need to be rescheduled due to weather.  Championship begins June 4.

Youth Board News


Feile Preparations in Full Swing – Fundraiser April 29


The U14 Boys and Girls are training diligently for the Feile competition to be held at the end of June in Cavan, Monaghan and Fermanagh.  It is yet to be determined where the teams will be based.  A fundraising event will be held on April 29 at the ICC to help defray the cost.  2016 was the first year that a team traveled from Boston in 8 years, and the trip was a resounding success with the team reaching the quarter final.  Auction and raffle items are needed, and your support is greatly appreciated in sending these kids for a trip of a lifetime.




Gorey Community School to visit Boston

It will be an evening for Wexford people at the ICC Tuesday night.  A team from Gorey Community School in County Wexford is on a trip to the United States and will be visiting Boston next week.  The Wexford youngsters will play a Boston U16 and minor team in football and hurling on Tuesday April 11.  The games will commence at 5:00, followed by a reception for the visitors from Wexford.  Come down to the ICC Tuesday evening and welcome the kids!