Saturday, April 14, 2012

New York Challenge Cancelled

Disappointed to see that the challenge game versus New York that was scheduled for April 21 at the ICC in Canton has been cancelled, especially since this April a Boston selection could have given New York a real rattle.  Last seasons game in Canton ended up with a comfortable win for the visitors from New York, but the Boston side were crying out for a couple of scoring forwards that would have made the game much closer.  One year later, there are a few scoring forwards in the Boston area.  That said, the games are more a part of New York's preparations for the Connaught championship.  Two Boston clubs lost players to injury following last year's outing in Gaelic Park, New York. and one of those is still out for the first part of this season - a heavy price to pay. 

The Pat O'Brien Cup begins this coming Sunday, April 15, with the Wolfe Tones likely to field as strong a home based side as Boston has seen since the halycon days of the 1990's and early naughties and will meet Mayo.  Christopher's who meet Donegal are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the club, while theGaels and Cork close out the day's action.

1:00 Donegal v Christopher's
2:00 Wolfe Tones v Mayo
3:00 Cork v Connemara Gaels


Anonymous said...

i would say the macs this time last yr had one of the strongest hb teams in a while,while the tones have added one hb playerto what they had this time last yr-that'd be joe.

Anonymous said...

actually colly carr would b two but they lost kavanagh

Rory said...

Macs were not that strong in April last year - but if you put out Joe Sheridan and CJ Power in the forward line, you have 2 lads who are hard to stop. Add McCrory, Marty Farrell, Carr, and Sean Conneeley from the Gaels and you have a good half dozen. Middle of the field you could have Brilly and Gary O'Neill, plenty of backs to pick from too. Not that it matters now!