|Paul O'Donoghue was one of the stars in Canton in 2011.|
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
With the 2011 Boston GAA season in the rearview mirror, and preparations underway for 2012, the year just gone by can be looked on as a successful one in many ways for the GAA in this corner of the nation. Despite obstacles, many that were thrown up unexpectedly, there was plenty to be happy about in Boston. When all was said and done on the field, there were 2 North American championship trophies that made their way back to the Northeast from San Francisco, and Boston took the opportunity to shine by hosting a flawless CYC in August. The level of competition at senior football and hurling was the highest that it has been in several years. Hurricane Irene paid an unwelcome visit to the Northeast at precisely the wrong time and somewhat spoiled what had promised to be a finals weekend to remember. The board was forced to bring the games forward to finish them all by early Saturday afternoon. The Northeast also saw the first Junior C hurling championship in it’s history as 3 clubs contested for the first title. At youth level several new clubs sprung up to make a total of 9, making the Boston Northeast Division the fastest growing North American region at underage level.