Barley House Wolves 1-9 Cusacks Chicago 2-15
|Barley House Wolves from Concord, NH, acquitted|
themselves well in the junior B hurling semi final.
The Barley House Wolves bowed out of the North American Finals at the semi-final stage to a very good Cusacks of Chicago. After having moved up a level to the B division, the Wolves had no other competition at that level in the local area and played just one scrimmage game against Fr. Tom Burke's. With a team that did not contain a single Irish born player, the New Hampshire lads acquitted themselves well and displayed some excellent hurling skills. There was a goal in it at the break, and in the second half Cusacks pulled away to advance to the final.
The difference at the break was down to a goal from Martin Killane for the
side. Chicago had held a slight lead at the time
and staring into a 5 point hole the Wolves came back. Sean Naughton in the middle of the field put
a couple of fantastic points over the bar from distance, and Dennis Trainor
made a at least 3 fine saves to prevent a second. Alec Foley at wing back and Will Mullen at
center forward also helped right the New
Hampshire ship to the point where there was just the
goal in it.
BHW: D. Trainor,
S. McCarty, W. Perry, A. Foley, D. Pawlowski, M.
Gregoire, S. Naughton, M. Barricklow, D. Williams, W. Mullen, P. Naughton, L.
Ford, M. Reynolds.
Ladies Senior Football
|Connacht Ladies get ready.|
Connacht Ladies came through their first test with flying colours. The
girls were pitted against Notre Dames from Philadelphia, and after conceding an early first
half goal settled down and went on to win the game with plenty to spare. Arlene Fox got the scoring off and was
followed by Amy ring, then came a goal and a point for the Philly girls. Connacht Ladies then got their act together
and goals from Grainne Field, Ciara Donnelly, and Jane Ward before half time,
along with some well taken points had the Boston
side in a 19 point half time lead. The
Philly side made a better fist of things in the second half, but there was too
much catching up to do. Final score was
4-17 to 3-9 and the Connacht Ladies have a final to look forward to.
Men's Senior Football
|All focus as Sean Conneely tries to stop his mark.|
The Connemara Gaels had plenty to do to dispose of a scrappy Young Irelands from
in the semi-final. At the break Philly
were ahead by 5 points after a goal from a penalty. The Gaels tried to contain the lively Philly
forwards but the outlets that were available in the Boston final were not longer there. Noel Graham accounted for the goal, which was
the first score for the Gaels. Both
points also came from the boot of the Offaly man as the Gaels struggled. The Boston
side came good in the second half however.
With 10 minutes to go the sides were on level terms. Graham, Coleman Mulkerrin, Pat McNicholas,
Kevin McGrath all got on the scoreboard.
Lee Cullen moved to the middle of the field and the Gaels fortunes
improved there. A Sean Conneeley goal
capped off a fine comeback, and the Gaels find themselves in tomorrow's final
facing a fancied Ulster side
from San Francisco. Final score, Gaels 2-14 Philly 1-12.
Junior A Hurling
|Wexford Juniors went out at the first stage.|
Boston interest in the
junior A hurling competition ended before it began as Wexford had some
registration issues with players and were forced to play a challenge match